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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


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


Washington employer must reinstate employee after FMLA leave despite having doubts about employee's ability to perform job
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

In Chaney v. Providence Health Care, Robert Chaney worked as a hospital radiologic technician in the State of Washington. Chaney was instructed 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


Individual supervisor may be liable for FMLA violation
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2012

In Haybarger v. Lawrence County, the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeal (covering Pennsylvania) held that managers may be personally liable for FMLA violations


Employee fails to establish sexual harassment or retaliation
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2010

In a favorable decision for employers, a California court of appeal affirmed the dismissal of a plaintiff’s claims for sexual harassment and retaliation, where the alleged misconduct did not establish a hostile work environment, and where plaintiff’s performance counseling was based on poor sales, not her harassment complaint


Employee discharged after stroke allowed to pursue disability and age discrimination claims
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2010

In Sandell v Taylor-Lustig, Inc., Robert Sandell was hired as vice president of sales in 2004


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


Employee fails to establish sexual harassment based on isolated events
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2011

In Brennan v. Townsend & O'Leary Enterprises, Inc., a California court of appeal affirmed a judgment notwithstanding the verdict for the employer that overturned a $250,000 jury verdict in employee's favor for sexual harassment


Illinois Supreme Court holds employer liable for invasion of employee’s privacy by outside investigator
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2012

In Lawlor v. North American Corporation (lower court opinion reported at FEB hyperlink), the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that the employer was liable for the actions of its outside investigator who engaged in "pretexting" to obtain a former employee's personal cell phone records