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U.S. Supreme Court recognizes potential liability for Cat’s Paw discrimination

USA - April 28 2011 Even if an upper level, ultimate decision maker bears no discriminatory motive, where the underpinnings of that decision are sufficiently tainted by lower level supervisors' discriminatory intent, the Company will be held liable....

Shelley I. Ericsson, David C. Vogel.

Supreme Court finds employee’s oral complaint protected under FLSA

USA - April 20 2011 If an employee makes an oral complaint about an employer's pay or time-keeping practices, but never puts the complaint in writing, can the employee take advantage of the Fair Labor Standards Act's anti-retaliation provision?...

David C. Vogel, Clay V. Fulghum.

U.S. Supreme Court extends Title VII’s retaliation protections to employees “closely associated” with a complaining party

USA - February 4 2011 In yet another expansion of the scope of retaliation protections under Title VII1 , on January 24, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that an employee who is a “close associate” of another employee who files a discrimination claim may sue the employer for retaliation....

David C. Vogel, Chari J. Young.

FTC’s first investigation of the new FTC Endorsement Guides

USA - June 10 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently completed its first investigation of an alleged violation under its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising ("Endorsement Guides")....

Rosalee M. McNamara.