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Employer's guide to the new FMLA

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2008

On November 14, 2008, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its final regulations implementing the January 2008 amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”

Recent developments in wage and hour law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2013

March was another busy month in the world of wage and hour law. In our continuing efforts to keep our clients and friends apprised of recent

California retailers beware: civil penalties are available for suitable seating violations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2011

Several retailers with operations in California have recently been hit with class action lawsuits claiming that they did not provide their employees with suitable seating while on the job

What employers should know about EEOC’s new guidance on discrimination against workers with caregiving responsibilities

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 30 2007

Employers should take note of a recently-released guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) concerning “Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities.”

Second Circuit rules that the FLSA does not bar enforcement of class action waivers: Sutherland v. Ernst & Young LLP

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2013

On August 9, 2013, the Second Circuit ruled that an employee may be compelled to arbitrate individual claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Recent retaliation cases highlight new concerns for employers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2008

Employers are often warned about the dangers of taking adverse actions against employees who complain about harassment or discrimination

Secondhand asbestos lawsuit results in $30.3 million jury award

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 29 2008

A secondhand exposure lawsuit in New Jersey state court resulted in a February 2008 jury award of $30.3 million to the family of Mark Buttitta, who died from mesothelioma

Sexual harassment claims must be viewed in light of workplace

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2008

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, in Brockington v. Circus Circus Mississippi, Inc. dba Gold Strike Casino Resort, recently granted partial summary judgment to the employer in a sexual harassment suit filed by a former female bartender

Payroll taxpresident's 2013 budgethighway legislationCybersecurity Act of 2012

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

The opening work period of the second session of the 112th Congress concluded last Friday, finishing one of the busier weeks in recent memory

New Jersey adopts mini-WARN Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2008

New Jersey recently enacted a new law that imposes rigorous requirements on certain employers conducting mass layoffs or plant closures at New Jersey worksites