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New York employer's flex-time policy precluded holding employee accountable for tardiness
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

Flex-time policies are fairly common among U.S. employers, and allow employees to arrive and leave work within a defined time range, instead of


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


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


Employee claiming retaliation must meet higher standard of proof
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In another favorable ruling for employers, the Supreme Court in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar clarified that employees


U.S. Supreme Court decides several employment and employment-related cases
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

Employer strictly liable for supervisor's harassment of employee only if supervisor has hire and fire authority over subordinates In a favorable


24 hour fitness settles overtime claims by trainers and managers for $17.5 million
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

The operator of a national chain of Fitness centers agreed to settle the wage claims of over 860 trainers and managers for about $17.5 million. In


Employee allowed to proceed with age discrimination claim after he was discharged for swearing and raising his voice
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In Ridout v. JBS USA, LLC, Lyle Ridout was discharged as superintendent at a pork processing plant in Iowa after an incident arising out of an


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


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


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