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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
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  • 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

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

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

California employers must comply with state overtime rules with non-residents directed to work within California

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 7 2011

In a disappointing result for employers with potentially far-reaching consequences, the California Supreme Court ruled in Sullivan v. Oracle Corporation that California employers must apply state overtime rules to out-of-state employees who perform work within California

Former Yahoo executive sues over termination weeks before vesting of $1.35 million retention bonus

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

In Katz v. Yahoo, Michael Katz entered into a retention bonus agreement as part of Yahoo's purchase of Interclick. The first tranche of $1.35 million

Washington employer must reinstate employee after FMLA leave despite having doubts about employee's ability to perform job

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

In Chaney v. Providence Health Care, Robert Chaney worked as a hospital radiologic technician in the State of Washington. Chaney was instructed to

Supervisor's violation of "personal space" sufficed to establish hostile environment claim

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 10 2010

In Vera v McHugh, an administrative coordinator for the US Army in Puerto Rico was required to share a small office space with her supervisor

Arbitration agreement with independent contractors ruled not applicable to employment-law disputes

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

In Elijahjuan v. Superior Court (Mike Campbell & Associates, Ltd.), a class of newspaper delivery workers classified as independent contractors brought suit alleging that they should have been classified and paid as employees

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

Starbucks wins appeal of $86 million ruling over tips

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

In Chau v. Starbucks Corporation, plaintiff Chau, on behalf of himself and other Starbucks “baristas,” obtained an $86 million court decision against Starbucks Corporation