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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

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

Rite Aid to pay almost $21 million to settle class action suits for unpaid overtime by assistant store managers

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

A federal district court in Pennsylvania gave preliminary approval in Craig v. Rite Aid Corporation to a settlement of fifteen wage and hour class action lawsuits brought by assistant store managers and co-managers against Rite Aid in 30 states and the District of Columbia

California garment manufacturer penalized for “brazen disregard” of wage laws

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

In Solis v. Best Miracle Corp., a federal court in Southern California ruled a garment manufacturer liable for over $200,000 in unpaid overtime, interest and penalties

Court refuses to enforce invention assignment agreement as unlawful noncompete

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

In Applied Materials v. Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Company, the federal district court for the Northern District of California refused to enforce an invention assignment clause that required former employees to assign inventions disclosed within one year of termination of employment if the invention related to work performed by the employee for the employer

Illinois Supreme Court holds employer liable for invasion of employee’s privacy by outside investigator

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

In Lawlor v. North American Corporation (lower court opinion reported at FEB hyperlink), the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the employer was liable for the actions of its outside investigator who engaged in "pretexting" to obtain a former employee's personal cell phone records

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

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

Individual supervisor may be liable for FMLA violation

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

In Haybarger v. Lawrence County, the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeal (covering Pennsylvania) held that managers may be personally liable for FMLA violations

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