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January 2014 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2014

Kyle Hunter sued CBS Broadcasting for age and gender discrimination after it refused to hire him as a weather news anchor. Hunter alleged that CBS


$1.347 million award to former general counsel for breach of implied contract is upheld
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2013

Alan W. Faigin worked as an in-house attorney for Fremont General Corporation (which later became Signature Group Holdings) for 17 years before his


Wrongful termination claim was properly dismissed based upon employee’s ineligibility for family leave
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2013

Lars Olofsson was a regular route driver for Mission Linen when he informed the plant manager (Jack Anderson, Sr.) that he needed seven weeks off from


Ninth Circuit rejects "selective waiver" theory of preserving attorney-client privilege
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

Although this case did not arise in the employment context, it has implications in labor and employment litigation matters in which a government agency is involved


Physician's wrongful termination and discrimination claims were properly dismissed
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

John Nesson sued the hospital where he had been employed as a radiologist after the medical executive committee terminated his contract


Union employee's claims were not preempted by federal law
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

Annie Sciborski sued her former employer, Pacific Bell Directory, after it deducted approximately $19,000 from her wages to recover a $36,000 sales commission that had been paid to her


Unfair competition claim against franchisor was properly dismissed
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

Kimberly Aleksick, who worked as a clerk at a 7-Eleven store, sued 7-Eleven (the franchisor of the store where Aleksick was employed) for violation of the Unfair Competition Law ("UCL"


Employee from Pakistan could proceed with religion and national origin harassment claims
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

Mustafa Rehmani, a Muslim born in Pakistan, worked as a system test engineer for Ericsson Inc. before his employment was terminated in 2009


Employers need only provide (not ensure) meal and rest breaks
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

In this long-awaited opinion, the California Supreme Court determined several important issues of law regarding meal and rest breaks


Employees did not violate federal statute by misappropriating employer's computer data
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

In this criminal proceeding brought under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"), the United States government filed a 20-count indictment against David Nosal (a former employee of KornFerry International) and his accomplices (also from KornFerry) as a result of their obtaining information from their employer's computer system for the purpose of defrauding KornFerry and helping Nosal set up a competing business