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U.S. Supreme Court expands SOX whistleblower protection to employees of private contractors

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 17 2014

In a landmark whistleblower decision by the United States Supreme Court, Lawson, et al. v. FMR LLC, et al., the Court held that the whistleblower

Daughter boasts on Facebook about father’s settlement breaches settlement agreement

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2014

In Gulliver Schools, Inc., et al. v. Snay, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal (Florida) held that an employee's disclosure to his daughter of the

Staffing agency not liable for employee poisoning

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2014

In Montague, et al. v. AMN Healthcare, Inc., a California appellate court held that a staffing agency was not liable when one of its employees

Employees may choose to use vacation instead of FMLA or CFRA leave for medical absences

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2014

The Ninth Circuit (California) held in Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, Inc. that an employee can choose to use vacation instead of leave under the

No showing that “primarily engaged in” requirement met where executive employee spent more than 50 of time performing non-exempt duties

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2014

In Guilfoyle v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., a federal district court in California held that an employer was unable to meet the "primarily engaged in"

Age discrimination claim survives dismissal where questions existed regarding adequacy of job performance and employee presented evidence of supervisor bias

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2014

Reversing a trial court's decision in favor of the employer, a California Court of Appeals in Cheal v. El Camino Hospital held that a former employee

Access of computer system with log-in credentials is not unlawful “hacking”

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2014

A California federal court in Enki Corporation v. Freedman held that a former employee's access of the employer's computer systems through his log-in

Walmart potentially liable for wage violations as joint employer of subcontractors’ employees

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2014

Finding that ample evidence existed that Walmart exercised control over the working conditions of the workers employed by Walmart's warehouse

One-sided discrimination investigation inadmissible in court

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2014

In Castelluccio v. International Business Machines, a federal district court in Connecticut held that IBM could not introduce evidence of its

Recent EEOC religious discrimination cases are reminder of undue hardship standard

  • Fenwick & West LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2014

Over the last few months, the EEOC has settled various religious discrimination lawsuits against employers across the U.S., including California. In