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Employer not required to conduct background check, and not liable to customer who was pistol-whipped by employee

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 11 2012

In Harris v. KFC U.S. Properties, Inc., a federal district court in Pennsylvania ruled that the operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Philadelphia was not liable to a customer who was pistol-whipped by a store clerk

Settlement approved of class action over requirement that Footlocker employees wear athletic shoes purchased at employee expense

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2012

In Kullar v. Footlocker, a California court of appeal approved a settlement of a class action lawsuit for almost $1.3 million covering about 18,000 employees arising out of, among other claims, an employer requirement that the employees wear athletic shoes to work that had to be purchased at the employee's expense

Migraine caused by good faith personnel action not compensable injury under Workers Compensation Act

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2012

In County of San Bernardino v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, a California court of appeal rejected an employee’s claim that his migraine headaches were caused by the stress arising out of friction with his supervisor

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

New York employer's flex-time policy precluded holding employee accountable for tardiness

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2013

Flex-time policies are fairly common among U.S. employers, and allow employees to arrive and leave work within a defined time range, instead of

No retaliation for terminating employee seven months after sexual harassment complaint

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 9 2010

In Burkhart v. American Railcar Industries Inc., the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a plaintiff's claim that she was terminated for having complained about sexual harassment seven months before her termination

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

Inability to work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week not ADA disability

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2012

In Boitnott v. Corning Inc., the federal Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal (covering Virginia) held that a worker able to work eight hours in a day and 40 hours a week was not disabled under the ADA

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

Wal-Mart settles more class actions involving over 3 million employees for up to $139 million

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2009

A Nevada federal district court judge in In re Wal-Mart Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation approved a settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and plaintiffs in over 30 class action lawsuits in which Wal-Mart agreed to pay up to $85 million to cover claims by over 3 million employees