Michael Newman

Michael Newman

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Exhaustion Of Leave Under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law Does Not Prevent An Employee From Making A Claim Under The FEHA,...

In Sanchez v. Swissport, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, determined that an employee who has exhausted all permissible leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), Gov. Code...more

2/26/2013 - Disability Disability Leave FEHA Hiring & Firing Pregnancy Pregnancy Disability Leave Law Reasonable Accommodation

Exotic Dancers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, Kansas Supreme Court Rules

In Milano’s v. Kansas Department of Labor, the Kansas Supreme Court determined that exotic dancers were employees, not independent contractors, for purposes of unemployment insurance....more

2/14/2013 - Employee Benefits Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Misclassification Right to Control Tips Unemployment Insurance

California Supreme Court Splits The Baby In Mixed-Motive Employment Discrimination Case

In Wynona Harris v. City of Santa Monica, decided on February 7, 2013, the California Supreme Court addressed the following question...more

2/12/2013 - Discrimination FEHA Harris v City of Santa Monica Hiring & Firing Mixed Motive Cases Termination

No Disability Discrimination Where Employee Cannot Competently Perform Job, Ninth Circuit Holds

In Lawler v. Montblac North American LLC, the plaintiff, Cynthia Lawler, a store manager at a boutique retail store, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Lawler initiated the action after Defendant employer terminated her...more

1/15/2013 - Disability Discrimination Discrimination FEHA Harassment Hiring & Firing Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Retaliation Termination

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