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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


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


California court rules that unemployment benefits were properly denied for termination based upon employee's refusal to sign disciplinary memorandum
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

In Paratransit, Inc. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, an employee appealed the denial of his claim for unemployment insurance benefits where the employer terminated him for refusing to sign a disciplinary warning


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


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


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 claiming retaliation must meet higher standard of proof
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In another favorable ruling for employers, the Supreme Court in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar clarified that employees


Employee’s criminal conviction affirmed for denying employer’s access to its computer network
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

A California court of appeal affirmed a criminal conviction of a former employee in The People v. Childs arising out of the employee denying his


California Supreme Court reverses rule that first required administrative hearing by state Labor Commissioner before permitting arbitration of wage and hour claims
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

In 2011, the California Supreme Court in Sonic-Calibasas A, Inc. v. Moreno refused to enforce an arbitration agreement where an employee had filed a


Male employee allowed to proceed with sexual harassment claim arising out of female co-worker's sexual overtures
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2010

In EEOC v Prospect Airport Services, Inc, plaintiff Rudolpho Lamas was allowed to proceed with his case for sexual harassment by a co-worker after the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment in the employer's favor