Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson

Franczek Radelet P.C.

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Court Sanctions Employer $25K for Failing to Preserve Email After Notice of EEOC Charge

In Knickerbocker v. Corinthian Colleges, a trial court in Washington state sanctioned an employer because it failed to preserve evidence and issued an insufficient litigation hold after the employer received notice of EEOC...more

6/24/2014 - Duty to Preserve EEOC Enforcement Actions Evidence

Supreme Court Says No Need To Pay Union Employees For Certain Protective Gear Dressing If Bargaining Agreement Excludes It

In Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court held that the FLSA does not require unionized employers to compensate employees for time spent putting on and taking off certain protective clothing if they have a...more

3/26/2014 - Collective Bargaining Protective Gear Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Wage and Hour Workplace Attire

Supreme Court Dramatically Expands Coverage Of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protections

In Lawson v. FMR LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the whistleblower protections found in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) protect from retaliation employees of privately held contractors and subcontractors of publicly traded...more

3/10/2014 - Contractors FMR LLC Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Subcontractors Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Supreme Court Holds That Union Employers Do Not Have To Pay Employees For Time Spent Putting On Or Taking Off Certain Protective...

Yesterday, in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require unionized employers to compensate employees for time spent putting on and taking off certain...more

1/30/2014 - Collective Bargaining FLSA Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Wage and Hour Workplace Attire

Medical Marijuana Comes To Illinois In 2014 – How Do Employers Weed Through The Impact On The Workplace?

Last month, Illinois became the 21st state to adopt a medical marijuana law. The law, which is tabbed as a four-year pilot program legalizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, becomes effective on January 1, 2014 and...more

9/26/2013

Supreme Court Clarifies Title VII’s Definition Of “Supervisor” For Harassment Claims

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided Vance v. Ball State University, ruling that only those employees who have the authority to take “tangible employment actions” qualify as supervisors for purposes of...more

6/26/2013 - Harassment SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University Vicarious Liability

Do You Have To Pay Summer Interns?

Summer has arrived and many employers have already supplemented their operations with student interns, but the question we see crop up repeatedly is, “do I have to pay interns?”...more

6/19/2013 - DOL Internships Students Training Unpaid Interns

Lactation Discrimination Against Nursing Mother Violates Title VII

Last year the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published its strategic enforcement plan in which the agency identified its priorities for the years 2013 to 2016. ...more

6/13/2013 - Breastfeeding Discrimination EEOC Sex Discrimination Title VII

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