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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


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


No retaliation for terminating employee seven months after sexual harassment complaint
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2010

In Burkhart v. American Railcar Industries Inc., the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a plaintiff's claim that she was terminated for having complained about sexual harassment seven months before her termination


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


California employers allowed to round employee time to nearest one-tenth of an hour for calculating overtime
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2012

In a case of first impression, a California court of appeal ruled that employers may round nonexempt employee time to the nearest one-tenth of an hour for purposes of calculating overtime pay


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


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


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


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


Non-exempt loan underwriter involved in “production” work
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2010

In Whalen v. J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of an overtime lawsuit ruling that a loan underwriter was not exempt from overtime under FLSA