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July 2014 California employment law notes

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 14 2014

Vicente Salas worked on Sierra Chemical's production line, filling containers with various chemicals. At the time of his hire, Salas provided Sierra

California Supreme Court limits recovery for employees who misrepresent their immigration status

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 10 2014

On June 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court handed down Salas v. Sierra Chemical, a case at the intersection of employment and immigration law

May 2014 California employment law notes

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2014

Brian Lewis, a heterosexual man, sued his former employer (the City of Benecia) and two former male supervisors for sexual harassment and the City

California employment law notes

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 6 2014

Max Taylor worked as a floorhand on an oil rig where he alleged he was harassed by his supervisors who called him "queer," "fagot sic," "homo," and

Former employee could proceed with retaliation claim filed with Labor Commissioner

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

Paul Thomas filed a complaint with the Labor Commissioner, claiming he was fired from his job with American Corporate Security, Inc. (ACS) in

Some of alleged harasser's claims for defamation and infliction of emotional distress were properly dismissed

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2013

Jessica Chang sued her former employer and her former co-worker (Howard Cho) for sexual harassment and related torts. In response, Cho filed a

Former employee was properly convicted for disrupting employer's computer system

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

A jury convicted Terry Childs of disrupting or denying computer services to an authorized user (his employer, the City and County of San Francisco

Security guards' class action for unpaid meal breaks was properly certified

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

Muhammed Abdullah is a former employee of USSA, a private security guard company. Most of USSA's employees work at "single post" locations where no

Trial court should not have dismissed employee's claim for punitive damages

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

Lisa Davis sued her employer, Kiewit Pacific Company, for gender discrimination, hostile work environment harassment, failure to prevent harassment

Employer was not liable for employee's negligent driving

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 11 2013

Halliburton provided Troy Martinez with a company vehicle to use in the execution of his duties. After completing a day's work, Martinez drove to