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Employees may soon have something to lose in FLSA lawsuits

USA - August 13 2015 The deck in Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits has long been stacked against employers. Even if the employer wins at trial, its legal fees and costs...

More hope for employers who have ever felt bullied by the EEOC

USA - July 1 2015 In past entries in this blog, we have noted how multiple courts have been critical of the EEOC for failing to engage in good faith settlement...

This should go without saying: replacing an older worker with two younger workers is not consistent with a reduction in force defense

USA - May 26 2015 A recent case from a Chicago federal court is a good reminder that just because you can make a particular argument in defense of a lawsuit doesn't...

Supreme Court passes on chance to apply uniform rules on after-acquired evidence

USA - April 8 2015 When employers were looking for certainty in the ongoing debate about after-acquired evidence, the U.S. Supreme Court said, "No, thanks." Instead...

Hope for employers: some courts are requiring the EEOC to thoroughly investigate allegations before siding with employees

USA - January 15 2015 The EEOC, in theory, is supposed to be neutral. It is supposed to collect complaints from individuals who believe that their employers have wronged...