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January 2015 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2015

Angela Aguilar who worked in a copper mine for approximately 11 months claimed she was sexually harassed, retaliated against, subjected to


November 2014 California employment law notes
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2014

Navalimpianti USA, Inc. subpoenaed Google, Inc. to produce copies of email messages it had relating to one of Navalimpianti's former employees


Parties' selection of Saudi Arabia as forum for resolution of disputes may not be enforceable
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Saudi Arabia, USA
  • May 15 2013

Robin P. Petersen, a former Navy pilot, was recruited to work in Saudi Arabia as a flight instructor for Boeing. Prior to his departure, Petersen


Security guards' class action for unpaid meal breaks was properly certified
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • 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


Employer was entitled to "substantial motivating factor" jury instruction
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2013

In one of the first appellate opinions to consider the new jury instructions required for employment discrimination cases as set forth by the


Injuries from suicide attempt may be compensable under workers' compensation statute
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2013

Two years after William Kealoha was injured when he fell 25 to 50 feet from a barge to a dry dock while working as a ship laborer, he shot himself in


Asian employee's claim of discrimination by supervisor of Arab ancestry was properly rejected
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2013

Kenneth Hatai sued his employer (CalTrans) and his supervisor (Sameer Haddadeen), alleging discrimination based on his Japanese Ancestry and the fact


Trial court should not have dismissed employee's claim for punitive damages
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2013

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


Employee's sexual harassment claim was properly rejected, but there was substantial evidence of retaliation
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

Catherine Y. McCoy was working as a marine clerk at the ports when she and other employees filed a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination against


Safeway assistant manager was misclassified as exempt from overtime pay
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

After she was terminated, Linda Heyen, a former assistant manager for Safeway, brought this action to recover unpaid overtime pay, asserting that