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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


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


Retaliation against employee for filing worker’s compensation claim does not support california wrongful termination claim
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2012

In Dutra v. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, the employee sued alleging, among other claims, that the hospital wrongfully terminated her in violation of public policy in retaliation for having filed a workers' compensation claim


Polo Ralph Lauren settles off-the-clock wage claim for $4 million
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

In Otsuka v. Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., a federal district court in Northern California approved a $4 million class action settlement for unpaid wages


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 who received benefit of class settlement not allowed to bring later claim for wage penalties
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2010

In Villacres v ABM Industries, Inc, a security guard had accepted a settlement payment as part of the resolution of an earlier class action lawsuit against his employer for unpaid overtime and penalties


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


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 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


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