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California Supreme Court Nixes Certification Denial Ruling Against Newspaper Carriers Classified as Independent Contractors

The California Supreme Court recently held that a trial court needed to revisit its class certification decision regarding newspaper carriers who alleged that they should have been classified as employees rather than...more

7/17/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors Misclassification News Corp Wage and Hour

Wait, Now I Can’t Fire My Employees For Stealing? California Federal Court Holds Application of Anti-Grazing Policy to Diabetic...

A California Federal court recently permitted a disability discrimination claim to proceed to a jury trial in a lawsuit alleging that Walgreens unlawfully terminated a diabetic employee for violating its “anti-grazing” policy...more

6/24/2014 - ADA Disability Disability Discrimination EEOC Theft Walgreens

Waivers of Age Discrimination Claims in Reduction in Force Cases Continue to Face Intense Scrutiny

A Federal court in Colorado recently permitted a former employee to advance an age discrimination claim despite his prior execution of a severance and release agreement after his employment ended in connection with a...more

5/30/2014 - Age Discrimination Discrimination Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Involuntary Reduction in Force OWBPA Release Agreements Severance Agreements Termination

Does the Employment Relationship Convert to At-Will Upon Expiration of an Employment Agreement’s Term? Failure to Consider this...

Many employers are surprised to learn that the employment relationship does not automatically convert to “at-will” when an employee’s fixed employment term expires. Instead, when asking for clarification on this issue,...more

4/30/2014 - At-Will Employment Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Fixed-Term Labor Contracts Hiring & Firing

Employers Using Medical History in Hiring Decisions Take Notice: The EEOC is Watching

Two recent victories for the EEOC should remind employers that rejecting a job applicant over a medical condition, even when the condition appears directly related to job performance, can expose the employer to serious legal...more

4/29/2014 - ADA Disability EEOC Job Applicants Medical Records

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