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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

Court rejects Walmart’s bid to kick negligent hiring claim by contractors’ employees

A California federal district court held that companies may owe a duty of care to their prospective contractor's employees in the hiring of such

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

Termination over derogatory Facebook comments not unfair labor practice

A medical office lawfully terminated its employee for sharing profanity-laced, derogatory comments on Facebook. A former employee set up a group

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

U.S. Supreme Court: does SOX protect employees of a public company’s private contractor?

The United States Supreme Court agreed to review whether the Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protections apply to employees of a public company's

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

Record EEOC $240m verdict for severely abused disabled workers

An Iowa jury awarded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission $240 million in damages the largest verdict in the EEOC's history &mdash

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

Refusal to provide alternative pre-employment testing to pregnant applicant violated ADA

An Orange County jury awarded plaintiff Dahlia Vargas, a candidate for a dispatcher position in Long Beach's police department, $54,000 in damages

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

“Unpaid interns” held to be employees who should have been paid

As this FEB went to publication, a federal district court in New York issued an important and very instructive decision on the

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

Allegedly “rogue” employees expose employer to potential misappropriation liability

Even though a company took proactive steps to ensure new employees did not bring or use a former employer's information to their new job, the

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

Washington state joins growing trend to protect employee social media privacy

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law Substitute Senate Bill 5211, which prohibits employers from requiring current or prospective employees

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

U.S. Supreme Court upholds classwide arbitration, finding arbitrator “arguably” (even if incorrectly) construed agreement

In Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed an arbitral decision allowing the plaintiff to proceed with classwide

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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2013

Assistant store manager non-exempt even though purportedly performing exempt and non-exempt duties concurrently

In Heyen v. Safeway Inc., an advisory jury found that plaintiff Linda Heyen, a former assistant store manager, was improperly classified as exempt

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