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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


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


Employer not required to conduct background check, and not liable to customer who was pistol-whipped by employee
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

In Harris v. KFC U.S. Properties, Inc., a federal district court in Pennsylvania ruled that the operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Philadelphia was not liable to a customer who was pistol-whipped by a store clerk


Supervisor's violation of "personal space" sufficed to establish hostile environment claim
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2010

In Vera v McHugh, an administrative coordinator for the US Army in Puerto Rico was required to share a small office space with her supervisor


Settlement approved of class action over requirement that Footlocker employees wear athletic shoes purchased at employee expense
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2012

In Kullar v. Footlocker, a California court of appeal approved a settlement of a class action lawsuit for almost $1.3 million covering about 18,000 employees arising out of, among other claims, an employer requirement that the employees wear athletic shoes to work that had to be purchased at the employee's expense


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


Meal and rest break penalties reduced for employer’s good faith efforts to comply
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2012

In Thurman v. Bayshore Transit Management, Inc., a California court of appeal held that penalties for meal and rest break violations were properly reduced where the employer instituted good faith steps to comply


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


Rite Aid to pay almost $21 million to settle class action suits for unpaid overtime by assistant store managers
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

A federal district court in Pennsylvania gave preliminary approval in Craig v. Rite Aid Corporation to a settlement of fifteen wage and hour class action lawsuits brought by assistant store managers and co-managers against Rite Aid in 30 states and the District of Columbia


Human resources manager held not liable for causing employer to retaliate against an employee in violation of Civil Rights Act 1981
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

In a case of first impression, the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering central states including Illinois) allowed an employee to pursue his claim against an individual manager for retaliation in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act