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Unexpected Side Effect: Breach of Contract Claims Related to COVID-19 Commissions

USA - November 20 2020 Now in its 29th week, the Barnes & Thornburg Wage & Hour Practice Group’s COVID-19 related workplace litigation tracker has now analyzed 605…

CDC Issues Guidance on Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19 Safety

USA - November 17 2020 Is this week’s COVID-19 news giving you flashbacks to early pandemic stress and anxiety? You are not alone. With the holidays approaching - and being…

Plaintiff Alleges Wrongful Termination While Hospitalized For COVID-19

USA - November 13 2020 Now in its 28th week, the Barnes & Thornburg Wage and Hour Practice Group’s COVID-19 related workplace litigation tracker summarizes 578 complaints…

COVID-19 Related Workplace Deaths: Preparedness and Implementation is Key

USA - October 2 2020 This week’s update to the tracker includes one such case where the plaintiff, a widow, alleges that her husband’s employer failed to implement safety…

Federal Court Puts Employee Suit Under Wrong COVID Statute Behind Bars

USA - September 25 2020 In Thornberry, the plaintiff alleged that she was employed as a Substance Abuse counselor at the Powell County Detention Center, and that her job…

Ninth Circuit Decision Allows the End of the Temporary Protected Status Program

USA - September 18 2020 Ninth Circuit reversed a federal judge’s order preserving temporary immigration protections from El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan, and Nicarag…

Preemptive Strike: Employee Files TRO to Avoid Return to Workplace

USA - September 18 2020 This week’s spotlight is on a category of COVID-19 related workplace complaints concerning the difficulties transitioning from remote work back to…

Ohio Law Shields Businesses and Health Care Providers from COVID-19 Lawsuits

USA - September 17 2020 This week, Ohio joined Georgia, Idaho, Nevada and Tennessee in enacting laws to provide its businesses with some protection from civil liability…

Use Your Noodle: Assistant Manager Sues Over COVID-19 Related Termination

USA - September 11 2020 The Barnes & Thornburg LLP Wage & Hour Practice Group’s COVID-19 related workplace litigation tracker is now in its 19th week, and our team has…

California Adopts New Exemptions from AB 5 Independent Contractor Classification

USA - September 9 2020 Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill intended to exempt certain workers from the strict requirements of the ABC test for…