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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

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

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

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

Software account manager ruled administrative exempt under FLSA

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2011

In Verkuilen v. MediaBank, the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Midwestern states including Illinois) held that an account manager for a software company that provided complex software to advertising agencies was exempt from overtime under the administrative exemption of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act

Wisconsin employees who voluntarily quit before plant closure were not entitled to severance pay

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

In Reddinger v. SENA Severance Pay Plan, employees of a paper mill were notified of the closure of the plant, and were offered severance pay if they

Polo Ralph Lauren settles off-the-clock wage claim for $4 million

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

In Otsuka v. Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., a federal district court in Northern California approved a $4 million class action settlement for unpaid wages

Employers need only provide meal periods and need not ensure employees actually take breaks

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

Since 2008, the California Supreme Court has been expected to answer the question, in Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court, whether the California Labor Code requires employers to provide meal and rest periods by simply making them available to employees (even if employees do not take their breaks), or whether employers must ensure that employees actually take their breaks

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

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