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EEOC and big cases: not yet ready for prime time?

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken some serious hits from the courts lately. Although the agency says it plans to plow

Fast food strikes the beginning of a new "organizing" era for retailers?

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

As the summer's fast food strikes show, workers are using non-traditional tactics in industries that are not usually considered "union," including

If interns aren't "part of the solution," you may not have to pay them, court says

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

We reported in 2010 about the U.S. Department of Labor guidelines on when "unpaid" interns had to be paid wages. Although employers have a fairly

U.S. Department of Labor extends spousal FMLA leave to same-sex marriage

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Section 3 of the DOMA defined

Be wary of asking Facebook "friends" to spy on your employees

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

Does the federal Stored Communications Act, which generally prohibits unauthorized access to electronic communications, apply to an employer who

Don't try this at home: private FLSA settlements rarely work

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2013

If you're a retailer who thinks you can settle a claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act on your own, think again. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the

Sorry, only one to a customer: good news on damage caps under Title VII

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2011

What happens when an employee asserts more than one claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Wal-Mart class victory is a victory for all retailers

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2011

The Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes is a win for all employers, but particularly retail employers

Ka-ching! EEOC raking it in on ADA cases

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2011

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act broadened the scope of what constitutes a disability

Supreme Court OKs state crackdowns on employment of undocumented workers

  • Constangy Brooks & Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting, which upheld an Arizona statute that sanctioned employers for knowingly or intentionally employing unauthorized aliens, means that retailers with multi-state operations will have to conform to a patchwork of laws rather than a single, uniform federal standard