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Fourth Circuit reverses itself: isolated use of racial slur can support Title VII harassment and retaliation claims
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2015

In an important victory for employees, the en banc Fourth Circuit held that use of a racial slur twice within a 24-hour period could support Title


The NLRB saga continues: Fourth Circuit holds recess appointments are unconstitutional and refuses to enforce board orders
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2013

Even as recent political developments may end up effectively mooting the issue, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, on July 17, 2013


No play, no pay: Fourth Circuit rejects hostile environment claim from employee who refused to disclose information during investigation
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2013

In a case that demonstrates how important it is for employers to have a comprehensive anti-harassment policy with a complaint and investigation


Store managers who spend most of their working time on non-executive duties still found exempt where other factors show primary duty is managerial
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • November 13 2012

For the past six years, Family Dollar has been the defendant in multidistrict litigation concerning whether managers at the company’s stores were entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Fourth Circuit holds that CEO’s executive assistant is exempt from overtime compensation as an administrative employee
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2012

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently held that the executive assistant to the CEO of a large real estate investment firm was exempt from the overtime compensation requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Maryland Wage and Hour Law (MWHL).