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Employers Beware: New California Legislation to Keep California Employment Disputes in State
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 4 2016

On September 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed Senate Bill 1241 ("SB 1241") into law. SB 1241, which becomes effective in January 1

Whistleblowing as a Private Right of Action in New York?
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2016

The venerable New York Whistleblower Protection Act has long allowed employees to report misconduct by their employer, at which point the public

One Courageous Judge Contradicts Hand Wringing Appeals Courts On Sexual Orientation
  • FisherBroyles
  • USA
  • November 7 2016

A truly historic decision was rendered today by a heroic federal judge. First, the background. Lately there’s been a whole lotta hand wringing and

Four key SEC whistleblower trends and how companies can prepare for them
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • November 2 2016

In this article, the authors identify four recent trends in the SEC's Whistleblower Program: a significant uptick in whistleblower bounties; awards

“Onionhead” is a Religion Under Title VII: Court Finds in Favor of Employees in Reverse Religious Bias Case
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • November 2 2016

A federal district court recently ruled that an employer-initiated program known as Onionhead was a religion for the purposes of Title VII of the

California Wage Statements Do Not Need Vacation Pay
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2016

A California employer dodged a putative class action alleging violations of the State’s Labor Code based on the failure to provide proper wage

Contractor Blacklisting Update: Procurement Officials Stand Down for Now
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • November 3 2016

On October 24, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered a nationwide injunction preliminarily enjoining the Obama

Against the anchorman: California Court of Appeal deems hiring young, female weather anchors a protected exercise of free speech
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2014

In a recent opinion, a California Court of Appeal held that a television broadcasting company's decisions to hire young, female weather anchors

Vegan fired for refusing flu vaccine can pursue religious discrimination claim
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • January 5 2013

Is vegan-ism a moral and ethical belief or a social philosophy or dietary preference, and what does this question have to do with disability, health and

Sixth Circuit decision reminds employers: get your ducks in a row at the EEOC charge stage and, for goodness sake, know your own policies
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

Gaglioti v. Levin Group, Inc. (6th Cir. Dec. 13, 2012), serves as a good reminder to employers to pin down their reasoning for terminating an employee at