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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


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


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


Employees must be paid for on-call time while required to stay on work premises
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc., a California Court of Appeal ruled that security guards must be paid for time spent on-call where they


Newspaper delivery workers denied class action status over alleged misclassification as independent contractors because individual issues predominated
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2012

Newspaper delivery works failed to obtain class certification of their claims that they were misclassified as independent contractors


Decision to deny bonus not reviewable
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2012

In Chambers v. The Travelers Companies, the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeal (covering Minnesota) rejected an employee’s breach of contract claim for an unpaid bonus


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


Washington employer must reinstate employee after FMLA leave despite having doubts about employee's ability to perform job
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

In Chaney v. Providence Health Care, Robert Chaney worked as a hospital radiologic technician in the State of Washington. Chaney was instructed to


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