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California Governor signs bill that expands sexual harassment standards in same-sex cases

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2013

On August 12, 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law S.B. 292, amending section 12940 of California's Fair Housing and Employment Act ("FEHA"

U.S. Supreme Court holds that “but-for” standard of causation applies to retaliation claims brought under Title VII

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 25 2013

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held that plaintiffs pursuing retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act must establish that

Employer’s access of employee’s cell phone did not violate the Stored Communications Act

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2013

The Fifth Circuit held that an employee's cell phone was not covered under the Stored Communications Act and therefore her employer did not violate the

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act significantly reorganizes procedure for prosecuting discrimination cases

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2013

On January 1, 2013, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH") implemented a reorganization plan meant to streamline the process and

Seventh Circuit affirms decertification of wage and hour class action

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2013

On February 4, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision that may impact the ability of plaintiffs to maintain large wage and

D.C. Circuit rules Obama recess appointments unconstitutional

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously ruled today that President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the U.S. National

Supreme Court holds that orders requiring disclosure of privileged materials may not be appealed under the collateral order doctrine

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2009

In Mohawk Industries, the Supreme Court introduced a new obstacle to relief by ruling out one of the four methods litigants have used to challenge such orders

Firing an employee for being a smoker did not violate employee’s privacy rights

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2009

A former employee filed suit against Scotts LawnService for violation of his right to privacy under Massachusetts state law after Scotts fired him for testing positive for the use of nicotine

Supreme Court issues two unanimous decisions affecting labor & employment

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 10 2009

In Union Pac. R.R. Co. v. Bhd. of Locomotive Engineers, No. 08-604 (December 8, 2009), the Court unanimously held that a union’s failure to present evidence of efforts to reach a settlement through “conferencing” did not preclude the National Railroad Adjustment Board from exercising jurisdiction over the union’s claim

Need for compensation to enforce non-competition obligation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • December 23 2009

The recent publication of an employment case in China serves as a useful reminder that China has a unique, civil law, legal system, that differs in many aspects from common law systems