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California employment law notes

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 6 2014

Max Taylor worked as a floorhand on an oil rig where he alleged he was harassed by his supervisors who called him "queer," "fagot sic," "homo," and

New IRS guidance on tax treatment of attorney’s fees

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 13 2013

The IRS recently released a memorandum advising taxpayers on the proper tax characterization of attorney's fee payments in connection with a

Supreme Court narrows definition of "supervisor" under Title VII

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2013

The United States Supreme Court held that an employee is a "supervisor" for purposes of vicarious employer liability under Title VII only if he or she

Security guards' class action for unpaid meal breaks was properly certified

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

Muhammed Abdullah is a former employee of USSA, a private security guard company. Most of USSA's employees work at "single post" locations where no

Employee must prove that illegal retaliation was the "but for" cause of adverse job action under Title VII

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2013

The United States Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff asserting retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") must prove

Safeway assistant manager was misclassified as exempt from overtime pay

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2013

After she was terminated, Linda Heyen, a former assistant manager for Safeway, brought this action to recover unpaid overtime pay, asserting that

Employer was not liable for employee's negligent driving

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2013

Halliburton provided Troy Martinez with a company vehicle to use in the execution of his duties. After completing a day's work, Martinez drove to

Employer was entitled to "substantial motivating factor" jury instruction

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

In one of the first appellate opinions to consider the new jury instructions required for employment discrimination cases as set forth by the

Employee's sexual harassment claim was properly rejected, but there was substantial evidence of retaliation

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2013

Catherine Y. McCoy was working as a marine clerk at the ports when she and other employees filed a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination against

Injuries from suicide attempt may be compensable under workers' compensation statute

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 15 2013

Two years after William Kealoha was injured when he fell 25 to 50 feet from a barge to a dry dock while working as a ship laborer, he shot himself in