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SCOTUS Rules Notice of Resignation Starts the Clock in a Federal Employee’s Constructive Discharge Case
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 23 2016

On May 23, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States decided when the limitations period for filing a lawsuit begins to run for a federal employee


How Much Harm Is Enough? SCOTUS Tackles Standing to Sue
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

On May 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a case, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, (No. 13-1339), involving standing to maintain an


Combining 10-Minute Rest Breaks Mayor May NotBe Lawful in California
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 9 2016

When must rest breaks occur, and may a company allow employees to combine their rest breaks with other breaks? California’s nuanced meal and rest


Layoffs Without WARN-ing: How to Use the Unforeseeable Business Circumstance Exception
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • May 5 2016

A recent federal trial court decision out of Delaware, In re AE Liquidation, Inc. v. Burtch, No. 14-1492-LPS (D. Del. Mar. 31, 2016), illustrates how


California’s New Guidance & FAQs for Employers of Transgender Employees
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

On February 17, 2016, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced that it was issuing a guidance on how to comply with


California Appeals Court Provides Guidance on the Use of Electronic Signatures by Employees
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 26 2016

In many companies, new employees sign key documents and policiesincluding arbitration agreementswith the use of electronic signatures


Rhode Island Trial Court Decision Could Spell Trouble for Employers Seeking to Enforce Restrictive Covenants Against Healthcare Employees
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

One of an employer's first steps in a suit against a former employee to enforce a restrictive covenant is to seek a preliminary injunction to prevent


Is Obesity a Disability Under the ADA Not Without Physical Impairment Eighth Circuit Rules
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

Obesity does not meet the definition of a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for either the discrimination or "regarded as"


California FEHA Forecast: Evidence of Pretext Required in Anti-SLAPP Case Against TV Stations
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

On January 19, 2016, a California Court of Appeal issued an unpublished decision in Hunter v. CBS Broadcasting, Inc.The case was brought by Kyle


Arbitration Plan Contained in Employee Handbook Enforceable? Not Without Savings Clause, Fifth Circuit Says
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

In Nelson v. Watch House International, L.L.C., (No. 15-10531), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court decision dismissing an