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Yelp sued by volunteer writers for alleged misclassification and unpaid wages

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

In Panzer v. Yelp, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging they should be compensated

Employee’s criminal conviction affirmed for denying employer’s access to its computer network

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

A California court of appeal affirmed a criminal conviction of a former employee in The People v. Childs arising out of the employee denying his

Massachusetts employee did not violate non-solicitation provision by posting new contact information on LinkedIn

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

In KNF&T Staffing v. Muller, a staffing agency in Boston sought injunctive relief against a former employee over alleged violation of a

Company allowed to pursue suit against former employee for unfair competition despite absence of trade-secret violation

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

In Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Park, a California court of appeal considered the issue whether Angelica's common-law claims for breach of

Company not required to reinstate temporary employee after FMLA leave of absence where temp agency did not request that employee be reinstated

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

In Cuellar v. Keppel Amfels LLC, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the relatively novel issue of whether a company has an obligation to

California Supreme Court reverses rule that first required administrative hearing by state Labor Commissioner before permitting arbitration of wage and hour claims

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

In 2011, the California Supreme Court in Sonic-Calibasas A, Inc. v. Moreno refused to enforce an arbitration agreement where an employee had filed a

Returning military reservist allowed to invoke USERRA “escalator principle” for failure to reinstate into higher-level job

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2013

The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Rivera-Melendez v. Pfizer considered a returning veteran's claim that Pfizer violated the "escalator

Employee allowed to proceed with age discrimination claim after he was discharged for swearing and raising his voice

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2013

In Ridout v. JBS USA, LLC, Lyle Ridout was discharged as superintendent at a pork processing plant in Iowa after an incident arising out of an

Employees must be paid for on-call time while required to stay on work premises

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2013

In Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc., a California Court of Appeal ruled that security guards must be paid for time spent on-call where they

DOMA and Prop 8 rulings clear the way for same-sex marriages in California and require changes in employee benefits

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2013

In U.S. v. Windsor, the court struck down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") as unconstitutional. DOMA, for purposes of