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Mixed bag on arbitration agreements — enforceability questions may be delegated to arbitrator, but agreements still subject to scrutiny

USA - June 17 2014 A U.S. Supreme Court order and California appellate court decision highlight the continued attention to, and evolving area of the law on…

Daniel J. McCoy.

Employer liable for disregarding complaints about soiled toilet, porn, and retaliation — possible punitive damages

USA - October 16 2013 In Davis v. Kiewit Pacific Company, Lisa Davis, a heavy machine operator and one of two female employees at a 100-employee excavation project…

Daniel J. McCoy.

Court preliminarily approves $415m settlement of high-tech no-poaching lawsuit

USA - March 25 2015 A California federal district court has preliminarily approved settlement of a class action by high-tech workers who claimed several major technology…

Daniel J. McCoy.

Account executives not exempt administrators under California law

USA - February 10 2010 California appellate court rejected an employer’s affirmative defense that account executives were exempt administrative employees because their work did not relate to the management policies or general business operations of the employer or its customers.

Mona Clee, Michael A. Sands.

Termination over derogatory Facebook comments not unfair labor practice

USA - June 14 2013 A medical office lawfully terminated its employee for sharing profanity-laced, derogatory comments on Facebook. A former employee set up a group…

Michael A. Sands, Victor Schachter.