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“Unpaid interns” held to be employees who should have been paid

USA - June 14 2013 As this FEB went to publication, a federal district court in New York issued an important and very instructive decision on the...

Saundra L. M. Riley, Michael A. Sands.


Court rejects Walmart’s bid to kick negligent hiring claim by contractors’ employees

USA - June 14 2013 A California federal district court held that companies may owe a duty of care to their prospective contractor's employees in the hiring of such...

Saundra L. M. Riley, Michael A. Sands.


Refusal to provide alternative pre-employment testing to pregnant applicant violated ADA

USA - June 14 2013 An Orange County jury awarded plaintiff Dahlia Vargas, a candidate for a dispatcher position in Long Beach's police department, $54,000 in damages...

Saundra L. M. Riley, Michael A. Sands.


U.S. Supreme Court upholds classwide arbitration, finding arbitrator “arguably” (even if incorrectly) construed agreement

USA - June 14 2013 In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed an arbitral decision allowing the plaintiff to proceed with classwide...

Saundra L. M. Riley, Michael A. Sands.


Assistant store manager non-exempt even though purportedly performing exempt and non-exempt duties concurrently

USA - June 14 2013 In Heyen v. Safeway Inc., an advisory jury found that plaintiff Linda Heyen, a former assistant store manager, was improperly classified as exempt...

Saundra L. M. Riley, Michael A. Sands.