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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

$250 million jury verdict in class action sex discrimination case

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

A federal jury in New York awarded $250 million in punitive damages to a class of female sales representatives on top of more than $3 million in compensatory damages to 12 named plaintiffs in Velez v. Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp

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

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

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

Coca-Cola Company properly required employee to undergo mental examination after employee threatened co-workers

  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2013

In Owusu-Ansah v. The Coca-Cola Company, the employee challenged the employer's requirement that he undergo a mental examination as a condition of

Minnesota employee complaint that employer unlawfully direct-deposited employees' paychecks did not protect employee from termination for poor job performance

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

In Wood v. SatCom Marketing, Wood worked as a Human Resources assistant to the head of HR. During the course of an audit of personnel documents, Wood

Employer properly discharged employee for failure to give timely notice of need for additional FMLA leave

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

In Brown v Auto Components Holdings LLC, the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Midwestern states including Indiana) held that plaintiff failed to timely notify her employer of her need for additional FMLA leave

Retaliation against employee for filing worker’s compensation claim does not support california wrongful termination claim

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

In Dutra v. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, the employee sued alleging, among other claims, that the hospital wrongfully terminated her in violation of public policy in retaliation for having filed a workers' compensation claim

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