In November, Suits by Suits explored a number of developments that are relevant to high-level employees and their companies – including the just-released report on awards made to whistleblowers under Dodd-Frank, a ruling from the Virginia Supreme Court that managers may be personally liable for the wrongful termination of an employee, a First Circuit decision that Starbucks cannot make its baristas share tips with their supervisors, and the court-approved termination of an employee who mooned his bosses. We also looked at how exit fees for the Atlantic Coast Conference are like liquidated damages in employment agreements, the dangers of waiving contractual arbitration rights in employment agreements (part 1 and part 2), the possible cost of an affair in the work place, and blaming “hormones” for poor job performance.
Here is a full roundup of our posts from November:
- Legal Lessons From the World of Reality TV: Waiving A Contractual Right To Arbitrate An Employment Dispute (Part 2 Of 2) (Adam L. Fotiades, November 29, 2012)
- How Is An ACC "Exit Fee" Like Damages for Competing with a Prior Employer? (Jason M. Knott, November 28, 2012)
- Legal Lessons from the World of Reality TV: Waiving a Contractual Right to Arbitrate an Employment Dispute (Part 1 of 2) (Ellen D. Marcus, November 27, 2012)
- Over the “Moon”: Court Approves Termination with Cause as Result of Employee’s Display of Derriere (Jason M. Knott, November 21, 2012)
- SEC Issues Annual Report on Dodd-Frank Whistleblowing Program: 3,001 Tips, One Award (Jason M. Knott, November 20, 2012)
- First Circuit to Starbucks: No Means No, Tips are for Baristas Only (Ellen D. Marcus, November 16, 2012)
- Tip: Don’t Blame A Pregnant Woman’s “Hormones” For Job Performance Before Firing Her (William A. Schreiner, Jr., November 15, 2012)
- The Cost of an Affair (P. Andrew Torrez, November 13, 2012)
- Virginia Is For... Plaintiffs? Virginia's Supreme Court Finds Managers, Supervisors May Be Personally Liable for Firing an Employee (P. Andrew Torrez, November 5, 2012)
- Starbucks Serves Its Employees Customer Service Duties with Shots of Supervisory Responsibility - How Many Extra Shots Mean No Tips? (Ellen D. Marcus, November 1, 2012)
And don’t forget to read our monthly roundup from September and October.