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The Supreme Court announces third party reprisals violate Title VII

USA - January 28 2011 On January 24, 2011, in a unanimous 8-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that a plaintiff fired because his spouse filed a sex-discrimination claim against their mutual employer has a cause of action under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

John G. Stretton.

The United States Supreme Court scales back use of the “honest services” law to prosecute corporate corruption

USA - June 28 2010 On June 24, 2010, in a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court ruled that 18 U.S.C. §1346 (“Section 1346”), also known as the "honest services" statute, can be used only to prosecute fraud involving bribery or kickbacks.

Richard J. McCarthy.

Home healthcare aides file class action lawsuit against employer for withholding overtime wages

USA - April 26 2010 The Department of Labor reports that home health aide work is one of the fastest growing occupations in New York City.

Martin W. Aron.

President signs HIRE Act - gives employers incentives to make new hires

USA - March 25 2010 On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act ("HIRE Act"), which is intended to "encourage businesses to hire and help put Americans back to work."

Windy Rosebush Catino.