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Returning military reservist allowed to invoke USERRA “escalator principle” for failure to reinstate into higher-level job
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Rivera-Melendez v. Pfizer considered a returning veteran's claim that Pfizer violated the "escalator


Employee’s criminal conviction affirmed for denying employer’s access to its computer network
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

A California court of appeal affirmed a criminal conviction of a former employee in The People v. Childs arising out of the employee denying his


Massachusetts employee did not violate non-solicitation provision by posting new contact information on LinkedIn
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

In KNF&T Staffing v. Muller, a staffing agency in Boston sought injunctive relief against a former employee over alleged violation of a


Company allowed to pursue suit against former employee for unfair competition despite absence of trade-secret violation
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

In Angelica Textile Services, Inc. v. Park, a California court of appeal considered the issue whether Angelica's common-law claims for breach of


California Supreme Court reverses rule that first required administrative hearing by state Labor Commissioner before permitting arbitration of wage and hour claims
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

In 2011, the California Supreme Court in Sonic-Calibasas A, Inc. v. Moreno refused to enforce an arbitration agreement where an employee had filed a


Yelp sued by volunteer writers for alleged misclassification and unpaid wages
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

In Panzer v. Yelp, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleging they should be compensated


Company not required to reinstate temporary employee after FMLA leave of absence where temp agency did not request that employee be reinstated
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

In Cuellar v. Keppel Amfels LLC, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the relatively novel issue of whether a company has an obligation to


Employees must be paid for on-call time while required to stay on work premises
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc., a California Court of Appeal ruled that security guards must be paid for time spent on-call where they


DOMA and Prop 8 rulings clear the way for same-sex marriages in California and require changes in employee benefits
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In U.S. v. Windsor, the court struck down a portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") as unconstitutional. DOMA, for purposes of


Coca-Cola Company properly required employee to undergo mental examination after employee threatened co-workers
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In Owusu-Ansah v. The Coca-Cola Company, the employee challenged the employer's requirement that he undergo a mental examination as a condition of