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“Lies, dmned lies, and statistics”: Fourth Circuit affirms summary judgment against EEOC on background check lawsuit based upon faulty statistical analysis

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2015

On February 20, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a Maryland federal district court’s entry of summary judgment against

Pennsylvania Governor proposes severance tax

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has proposed a new state severance tax on natural gas drilling. The measure, which the governor introduced as a means

Alice in Cook County, Illinois: a view through the looking glass at a ridiculous Wage-Theft Ordinance

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2015

Starting May 1, 2015, employers in Cook County will be subject to a new “Wage-Theft Ordinance” that could lead to employers incurring massive property

No tag-backs! Employee is entitled to FMLA coverage, even though not eligible

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2015

The playground game of tag has been played since at least the Cretaceous Period, with efforts by paleontologists to verify earlier origins of the game

2015 wage and hour law update for hospitality industry employers in New York

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2015

This Employment Law Spotlight blog post highlights important changes to New York's wage and hour laws covering private employers in the hotel and

No number, no job: classic rock song titles explain it best

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 5 2015

When job applicant Don Yeager refused to provide a social security number to his prospective employer, he was shown the door. He sued, claiming that

Employees can have their transfer and sue you too!

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 21 2015

A recent court decision allows employees who request a lateral transfer to later change their minds and sue for discrimination based on the very

The Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Iskanian only hardens the federal-state divide over PAGA claims

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2015

The divide continues between California and federal law on whether an arbitration agreement can entirely waive an employee’s ability to seek

Layoffs in the energy sector are employers prepared?

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2015

Over the past few weeks, the media has focused intently on the oil and gas industry's extensive layoffs. Well known energy companies have made

Latest scoop from New Jersey on independent contractor misclassification may cause employers brain freeze

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 20 2015

An ice cream parlor in Dania Beach, Florida, features The Original Kitchen Sink Sundae, which contains up to 30 scoops, plus chocolate syrup