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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 9 Feb 2009

Are employers prepared to defend claims under the new Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?

On Thursday, January 29, President Obama signed what will be the first of a number of employment statutes expanding the rights of employees.


Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 15 Dec 2008

Weight loss center settles sex discrimination lawsuit

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it settled a nationwide sex discrimination lawsuit against LA Weight Loss Centers, Inc. (renamed Pure Weight Loss, Inc. in 2007) for $20 million and other relief.


Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 17 Nov 2008

Federal judge in Chicago recognizes hostile work environment claim under ADA

A discharged employee is entitled to go to trial on his claim of a hostile work environment under the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), according to a federal district court.

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