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BNSF Seeks New Trial After First Ever BIPA Jury Verdict Because Damages Are Unconstitutional And Unreasonable

USA - November 15 2022 BNSF Railway seeks a new trial following the verdict against it in the first ever jury verdict in an Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act…

The Fifth Circuit May Broaden Its Definition of What Constitutes An “Adverse Employment Action” For Purposes of a Discrimination Claim. What Will That Mean For Employers?

USA - November 9 2022 The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department gives its detention officers two days off per week. Prior to April 2019, the schedules were based on seniority…

An Unscheduled Demise: N.Y.’s Highest Court Denies Unscheduled, Unpaid Workers Compensation To Deceased’s Son

USA - November 7 2022 Employee sustained an injury in a work-related accident. Based on New York’s Workers’ Compensation Law he was classified as having a nonschedule…

Washington Federal Court Awards Important BIPA Win

USA - October 31 2022 On October 17, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted Microsoft’s motion for summary judgment on the…

Washington Contractors Fail To Prevail: Changes To Act Held Constitutional By State’s Highest Court

USA - October 27 2022 In an en banc decision, the Washington Supreme Court struck down a recent challenge of the State’s prevailing wage rate law. A 2018 amendment to the…

UPDATE: Jury Quickly Finds Railway Company Liable in First Ever BIPA Trial

USA - October 13 2022 Earlier this week, Seyfarth’s Employment Law Lookout team posted a blog discussing the status of the first ever jury trial of an Illinois Biometric…

New Frontier in COVID-19 Vaccine Litigation

USA - October 11 2022 Despite President Biden’s recent declaration that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, litigation concerning employer vaccine mandates continues as…

Railway Company Proceeds With First Ever BIPA Jury Trial in Federal District Court in Chicago

USA - October 11 2022 Last week, the first jury trial of an Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) class action case began in the U.S. District Court for the…

What Does Bostock Mean? Texas Judge Tosses EEOC Guidance Interpreting the Landmark Title VII Ruling that Protects LGBTQ+ Employees

USA - October 10 2022 The EEOC published guidance to provide clarity on its interpretation of Title VII protections for LGBTQ+ employees in the wake of the landmark case…

Do You Really Want to Keep Paying Commissions to the Salesperson You Fired?

USA - September 15 2022 Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories, LLC (“BMGL”) is in the genetic test business. BMGL sells its tests to its “channel partners,” who in return test…