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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


Court refuses to enforce invention assignment agreement as unlawful noncompete
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2009

In Applied Materials v. Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Company, the federal district court for the Northern District of California refused to enforce an invention assignment clause that required former employees to assign inventions disclosed within one year of termination of employment if the invention related to work performed by the employee for the employer


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 properly terminated for insulting customers
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

Goble v. Speedway SuperAmerica offers an important reminder that certain forms of misconduct will render an employee ineligible for employment benefits


Wal-Mart settles more class actions involving over 3 million employees for up to $139 million
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2009

A Nevada federal district court judge in In re Wal-Mart Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation approved a settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and plaintiffs in over 30 class action lawsuits in which Wal-Mart agreed to pay up to $85 million to cover claims by over 3 million employees


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


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