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Employer had no duty to accommodate employee on prolonged leave who never requested accommodation or return to work

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2010

In Milan v. City of Holtville, a California court of appeal held that an employee on a lengthy workers' compensation leave cannot assert a failure to accommodate disability claim where the employee never requested an accommodation or otherwise indicated she wanted to continue working

NLRB posting rule held unconstitutional

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2013

The NLRB's controversial requirement that employers post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (as

U.S. Supreme Court validates "cat's paw" theory of liability

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2011

In a troubling decision for employers, the United States Supreme Court has endorsed the so-called "cat's paw" doctrine of employment discrimination

Employee with authorization to access company documents did not violate any law by copying files before resigning

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 15 2009

In LVRC Holdings LLC v. Brekka, the Ninth Circuit ruled that an employee did not violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) by emailing numerous company files to his personal email account prior to his termination

Supreme Court decision regarding definition of Title VII "supervisor" expected soon

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2013

The United States Supreme Court is expected to issue an opinion in Vance v. Ball State University before the end of the Court's term (June 30). In

California Supreme Court reinstates disability harassment verdict and clarifies punitive damages standard

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2009

In a recent decision, the California Supreme Court reinstated a jury verdict of disability harassment but recognized important constitutional limits on the accompanying punitive damages award

EEOC sued for unauthorized mass solicitation e-mail to company employees

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2013

After sending 1,330 e-mails to employees of Case New Holland, Inc. and its affiliates in an alleged effort to solicit plaintiffs to commence a class

California Supreme Court upholds broad “privilege” protections for attorney’s wage and hour opinion letter

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2009

In a decision reaffirming the strong protections accorded attorney-client communications, the California Supreme Court held in Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Superior Court that the entirety of an attorney opinion letter created as a result of a company’s internal job classification review should not be produced in any form to the plaintiffs and was not subject to “in camera” review by a court

Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Superior Court (Randall), S163335, November 30, 2009

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2009

On November 30, 2009, the California Supreme Court issued an important decision reaffirming the critical importance of the attorney-client privilege and strengthening the protection of that privilege under California law

Unreimbursed expense may result in minimum wage violation, but not a Labor Code 450 private cause of action

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2013

In Sanchez v. Aerogroup, the plaintiff alleged that as a condition of her employment she was required to purchase at least eight pairs of shoes from