Michael Newman

Michael Newman

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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Employers’ Ability To Collect Attorney’s Fees In Wage Cases Restricted by New Bill

On August 26, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 462 into law, making it harder for employers to obtain attorney’s fees in certain employment wage claim cases....more

8/30/2013 - Attorney's Fees Bad Faith Jerry Brown New Legislation Wages

Attorney Fees Not Available In Mixed Motive Retaliation Claims Under Title VII, Seventh Circuit Rules

Under Title VII, in “mixed motive” discrimination cases (i.e., discrimination motivated in part, but not entirely, by an impermissible factor), an employer may limit Plaintiff’s recovery where it can show that it would have...more

5/8/2013 - Attorney's Fees Discrimination Mixed Motive Cases Retaliation Title VII

Why Employers Need To Keep Adequate Records

Here is a pattern that tends to repeat itself often in employment litigation. A disgruntled employee sues an employer for discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination. A lawsuit is filed. And then, the attorney who...more

2/13/2013 - Attorney's Fees Burden of Proof Discrimination Harassment Recordkeeping Requirements Termination Wage and Hour

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