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California employment law notes

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 6 2014

Max Taylor worked as a floorhand on an oil rig where he alleged he was harassed by his supervisors who called him "queer," "fagot sic," "homo," and

New IRS guidance on tax treatment of attorney’s fees

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 13 2013

The IRS recently released a memorandum advising taxpayers on the proper tax characterization of attorney's fee payments in connection with a

Supreme Court narrows definition of "supervisor" under Title VII

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2013

The United States Supreme Court held that an employee is a "supervisor" for purposes of vicarious employer liability under Title VII only if he or she

Security guards' class action for unpaid meal breaks was properly certified

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

Muhammed Abdullah is a former employee of USSA, a private security guard company. Most of USSA's employees work at "single post" locations where no

Employee must prove that illegal retaliation was the "but for" cause of adverse job action under Title VII

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2013

The United States Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff asserting retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") must prove

Safeway assistant manager was misclassified as exempt from overtime pay

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2013

After she was terminated, Linda Heyen, a former assistant manager for Safeway, brought this action to recover unpaid overtime pay, asserting that

Keeping work safe and sound the challenges of preventing workplace violence

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 12 2010

A former beer distribution center employee's August 3, 2010 shooting rampage in Hartford, CT, which resulted in the death of eight employees before the gunman turned the gun on himself, serves as a stark reminder of the realities of workplace violence

Employer was not liable for employee's negligent driving

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2013

Halliburton provided Troy Martinez with a company vehicle to use in the execution of his duties. After completing a day's work, Martinez drove to

SOX whistleblower provision does not apply to employee working overseas, says the Department of Labor

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2012

Money moves easily in international channels, but laws tend to get stuck at the borders

Employer was entitled to "substantial motivating factor" jury instruction

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

In one of the first appellate opinions to consider the new jury instructions required for employment discrimination cases as set forth by the