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May 2015 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

Loring Winn Williams sued the District for employment discrimination in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"). The


Retailers' employee scheduling practices under increasing scrutiny
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

It is not news that retailers' employment practices have been under intense scrutiny by various government agencies. Hiring practices, wage rates


March 2015 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2015

Avery Richey worked for Power Toyota Cerritos, part of the AutoNation consortium of automobile dealerships, for approximately four years before


Employee recovers $131,000 for unpaid wages against former employer
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

Manuel Tabarrejo was employed as a caregiver by Princess Retirement Homes, Inc. (“PRH”). After Tabarrejo left his employment with PRH, he filed a


Time spent by warehouse workers in security screening is not compensable under Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

The employer in this case, Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc., provides staffing to Amazon.com throughout the United States. Plaintiffs Jesse Busk


Employee could proceed with whistleblower lawsuit based on employer’s mistaken belief she had complained
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

Cecilia Diego, the former assistant director of Pilgrim United’s preschool, sued her former employer for retaliation in violation of public policy


Immigrant who used someone else’s SSN to obtain employment was properly deported to Mexico
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

Gloria Ibarra-Hernandez, a native and citizen of Mexico, sought review of a final order of removal from the United States after the Board of


$300,000 in punitive damages upheld in sexual harassment case despite nominal damages award
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

State of Arizona v. ASARCO LLC, 2014 WL 6918577 (9th Cir. 2014) (en banc) Angela Aguilar who worked in a copper mine for approximately 11 months


Employer properly challenged CUIAB’s determination that worker was not an independent contractor
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

After leaving his job as a massage therapist at West Hollywood Community Health & Fitness Center (dba “Voda Spa”), Mario Serban applied for


Trial court properly denied class certification for unpaid meal break claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

The putative class members in this case moved for class certification on the theory that although Walgreens’s stated policy on meal breaks was proper