Daniel J. McCoy

Daniel J. McCoy

Fenwick & West LLP

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Fenwick Employment Brief - August 2014

Partial-Day Leave Deductions Lawful for Exempt Employees - A California court of appeal recently confirmed that employers may require exempt employees to use accrued leave for partial-day absences, even if shorter than...more

8/15/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers DOL EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Exempt-Employees NLRA NLRB PAGA Paid Leave Retaliation

Family-Related Legislative and Ordinance Update

California employers should note the following legislative developments related to employees and their familial obligations: SB 770: Governor Brown signed into law a bill that expands the list of family members for...more

10/22/2013 - Caregivers Discrimination Employee Rights Family Members Retaliation Wages

Employer Liable for Disregarding Complaints About Soiled Toilet, Porn, and Retaliation — Possible Punitive Damages

In Davis v. Kiewit Pacific Company, Lisa Davis, a heavy machine operator and one of two female employees at a 100-employee excavation project, prevailed in her claims of gender discrimination, hostile work environment, and...more

10/18/2013 - EEO EEOC Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Hostile Environment Punitive Damages Retaliation

Fenwick Employment Brief - October 2013

In Davis v. Kiewit Pacific Company, Lisa Davis, a heavy machine operator and one of two female employees at a 100-employee excavation project, prevailed in her claims of gender discrimination, hostile work environment, and...more

10/17/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Hostile Environment Minimum Wage Pregnancy Retaliation Termination

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2013: Employee Claiming Retaliation Must Meet Higher Standard of Proof

In another favorable ruling for employers, the Supreme Court in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar clarified that employees must satisfy a higher “but for” standard of proof to prevail in a Title VII...more

7/24/2013 - Adverse Employment Action But For Causation Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Harassment Retaliation SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2013: U.S. Supreme Court Decides Several Employment and Employment-Related Cases

Employer strictly liable for supervisor’s harassment of employee only if supervisor has hire and fire authority over subordinates - In a favorable decision for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court in Vance v. Ball State...more

7/23/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Discrimination FEHA Harassment Hiring & Firing Racial Discrimination Retaliation Supervisors Vance v. Ball State University

Fenwick Employment Brief - July 2013

In a favorable decision for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court in Vance v. Ball State University ruled that employers are strictly liable for harassment by a supervisor where the supervisor is empowered to take tangible...more

7/22/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Affordable Care Act Class Action Arbitration Waivers Delays DOMA EEOC FEHA Harassment Proposition 8 Retaliation Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII US v Windsor Vance v. Ball State University Vicarious Liability

Fenwick Employment Brief: Employee Asked To Wear French Maid's Costume Not Sexual Harassment

In Westendorf v. West Coast Contractors of Nevada, Inc., the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a sexual harassment complaint, despite offensive comments made by plaintiff's supervisor and coworkers, including a request...more

4/19/2013 - Construction Workers Employer Liability Issues Protected Activity Retaliation Sexual Harassment

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