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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


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


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


Same actor inference helps TV station defeat age discrimination claim by news reporters
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

In Schechner v. KPIX-TV, a California court of appeal rejected the age discrimination claims of TV newscasters William Schechner (age 66) and John Lobertini (47


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


No privacy violation by touching employee's shoulder
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2011

In DaPonte v. Ocean State Job Lot, the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that a company president did not violate an employee's privacy by touching her shoulder


Employee allowed to challenge drug test as ADA violation
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2009

In Bates v. Dura Auto. Systems Inc., a federal district court in Tennessee held that a jury must decide plaintiff's claim that the employer's random drug testing program violated the ADA


24 hour fitness settles overtime claims by trainers and managers for $17.5 million
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

The operator of a national chain of Fitness centers agreed to settle the wage claims of over 860 trainers and managers for about $17.5 million. In


Inadequate investigation requires trial of alleged harasser's wrongful discharge claim
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2009

In Sassaman v. Gamache, the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals (covering eastern states including New York) sent to trial an employee's claim that he was constructively discharged on account of his sex