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Federal court rules temp-to-hire employee's hours before and after hire must be counted in determining FMLA eligibility

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2014

The interplay between staffing agencies and client companies continues to be a common source of litigation, including an increase in cases under the

Rule1 never put anything in an email (or text) you would not want a jury to see

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

Headlines abound with scandals which have started with innocent, or not, emails and texts between people that ruin careers and destroy businesses

Re US Home Corporation et al

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 25 2007

The Supreme Court of Texas in the case of In re US Home Corporation et al. (Oct. 12, 2007), dealing with arbitration clauses in home building and warranty contracts, upheld the clauses against challenges by purchasers who complained that their homes were built without shower pans

Ledbetter v Goodyear

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2007

In a recent Supreme Court case, the Court addressed the issue of discriminatory pay claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Corps, not EPA, has authority to issue CWA fill permits

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2009

In this case, environmental groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to stop the permitted filling of a lake in Alaska with mining waste by arguing that authority to issue CWA Section 404 permits is vested in EPA, not the Corps

You twit face! Protecting your IP in the world of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook: a practical protection guide for the IP owner

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 22 2010

Social media sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook present significant opportunities for individuals and businesses to communicate with extensive numbers of people in ways never before envisioned

Raising the bar for age discrimination claims

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2009

On June 18, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc. that a plaintiff bringing an age discrimination claim under the ADEA must prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that age was the "but-for" cause of the employer's challenged adverse employment action

ADA does not allow employees to hold their employers hostage for indefinite periods

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2012

We recently achieved an outstanding result for employers who struggle with the application of leave of absence policies in conjunction with the ADA

Ninth Circuit applies the federal discovery rule to state statutes of repose

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2008

On Nov. 19, 2008, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Superfund provision that adds a discovery rule to the deadline for filing a state damages action stemming from a hazardous substance release applies to state statutes of repose as well as state statutes of limitations

U.S. Supreme Court vitiates "price squeeze" as a theory of antitrust liability

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2009

Many vertically integrated corporations operate as both wholesalers and retailers of some materials or services