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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


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


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


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


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


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


Returning military reservist allowed to invoke USERRA “escalator principle” for failure to reinstate into higher-level job
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Rivera-Melendez v. Pfizer considered a returning veteran's claim that Pfizer violated the "escalator


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


Massachusetts employee did not violate non-solicitation provision by posting new contact information on LinkedIn
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

In KNF&T Staffing v. Muller, a staffing agency in Boston sought injunctive relief against a former employee over alleged violation of a