Michael Kass

Michael Kass

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

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Client Alert: Supreme Court Holds Plaintiffs Must Allege "Concrete" Injury to Bring a Claim

"No injury" class actions based on technical statutory violations appear to have taken a significant blow today with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins. The high court held that plaintiffs who allege...more

5/17/2016 - Article III Background Checks Class Action Employee Liability Information FCRA Hiring & Firing Injury-in-Fact SCOTUS Screening Procedures Spokeo v Robins Standing

Missouri Supreme Court Lowers Burden of Proof For Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claims

The Missouri Supreme Court has issued a decision that significantly lowers the burden of proof for employee claims of workers’ compensation retaliation under the law. Under the new standard announced in Templemire v. W&M...more

5/1/2014 - Adverse Employment Action Burden of Proof Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Retaliation Workers' Compensation Defense

Do We Have to Pay Summer Interns?

With summer approaching, many employers are receiving requests from college and high school students to work as summer interns. Many of these applicants are willing to work for free to gain valuable experience and frequently...more

4/2/2014 - Internships Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Holiday Warning Update: Cut Sexual Harassment From Your Holiday Party Invitation List (seriously)

OK, we admit it is somewhat cliché for employment lawyers to circulate client alerts every December warning about the dangers lurking at company holiday parties. But when real-life examples show just how expensive claims...more

12/10/2013 - Holiday Parties Sexual Harassment

The Internship: Do Vince and Owen have a Claim under the FLSA?

In a twist of irony, it seems that 21st Century Fox is having a string of bad luck with respect to its “internship” programs. The company reportedly spent $60 million producing “The Internship,” starring Vince Vaughan and...more

7/2/2013 - Compliance DOL Employee Rights FLSA Fox Searchlight Pictures Google Internships

Final FMLA Military Leave Regulations Issued

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued final regulations addressing an amendment to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that requires employers covered by the FMLA to provide certain types of military-related...more

2/27/2013 - DOL FMLA Military Caregiver Leave Military Leave Qualifying Exigency Leave

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