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The Seventh Circuit Provides Guidance on Involving an Infrequently Litigated Type of Employer Practice
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 10 2017

It is a struggle for employers to go through various discrimination complaints brought against them by employees, especially when the complaints


Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Class Action Waivers During October, 2017 Term
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 10 2017

You, the Human Resources Director, just got called down the hallway to the President's office. You walk down the hallway. "Shut the door," he says


Reasonable accommodations for employees with multiple sclerosis - what does the law require?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 9 2013

With an estimated 400,000 people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ("MS") in the United States, it is not surprising that legal issues have flared up


Written sales representative agreement succeeds in limiting commissions of terminated representative
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 21 2013

It is common for manufacturers and sellers of products to use independent sales representatives to generate sales. These arrangements can be "win


Contract with one-sided termination enforced not a perpetual contract
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

In an earlier Risk Management Update, we reported on an Illinois case in which the court declined to enforce what it considered to be a perpetual


Reminder to Employers: Pre-Employment Inquiries Into Medical History Are Illegal
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 12 2016

A recent EEOC lawsuit, EEOC v. Grisham Farm Products, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-03105 (W.D. Mo. June 8, 2016), serves as a reminder to employers that


Labor - Risk Management for Union Avoidance
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

As companies enter 2016, risk management includes analyzing the company's vulnerability to a union organizing campaign and its ability to take


California court allows equitable defense to enforcement of guaranty in spite of general waiver
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 11 2015

Shortly before the new year, California's Fourth District Court of Appeal, sitting in Riverside, delivered some clarity to California's law on


Does Your Company Need an Employment Agreement? Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

Your company is planning to hire a new accounting manager. You have already decided whom to hire, and you are now working on new employee orientation


In California, a settling defendant may not be truly out of the case
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that in cases where the trial judge has not certified that a settlement was reached in good faith, the non-settling defendants may later sue the settling defendant if the jury apportions additional fault to the settling defendant