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New California Labor and Employment Laws for 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Continuing a trend from recent years, the California Legislature passed, and Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law, numerous labor and employment bills in 2016. Each becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2017, unless otherwise...more

U.S. District Court in Florida Decertifies a Class of Haitian Blueberry Pickers Because Class Members Sought Individualized...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After certifying a class of Haitian blueberry pickers who asserted Title VII discrimination claims, Judge James Moody of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida issued a sua sponte order...more

Employment Law - September 2016 #2

California Appellate Court Moves Associational Disability Claims Forward - Why it matters - Recognizing associational disability claims, a California appellate panel ruled that an employee's claim for disability...more

History Repeats Itself: The EEOC Scores Big Judgment Against Absent Party

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The EEOC obtains a multi-million dollar default judgment against an out-of-business company in a case alleging “human trafficking” discrimination claims....more

"Employment Flash - February 2016"

The February 2016 edition of the Employment Flash looks at the EEOC's proposal for collecting equal pay information, the DOL's recent interpretation of joint employment liability under the FLSA and MSPA, Lyft's settlement of...more

D.C. District Court to Clean Up Indian Farmers and Ranchers Class Action

by Holland & Knight LLP on

After years of post-settlement wrangling in a class action lawsuit brought by Native American farmers and ranchers for damages arising from what they claimed was systemic discrimination against them by the U.S. Department of...more

EEOC Wins Jury Verdict of over $17 Million for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation at Moreno Farms

Florida Farm Managers Subjected Women Workers to Coerced Sex, Groping and Verbal Abuse, Then Fired Them for Objecting, Federal Agency Charged - MIAMI -- A federal jury has returned a unanimous verdict awarding a total of...more

EEOC’s “Reverse” National Origin Discrimination Suit Survives Motion to Dismiss

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

This week, a federal district court ruled that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made sufficient factual allegations of intentional discrimination against a local farming company to survive a motion to...more

Quirky Question #257, Food for thought – whistleblowing claims against agricultural companies

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

You are right to be concerned. Under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), employees who work for entities engaged in the manufacture, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or...more

Animal Law Update

by Jonathan Schopf on

Animal Law Update article November 2010...more

Animal Law Update

by Jonathan Schopf on

Animal Law Update - August 2010...more

Missouri Veterinary Medical Board v. Gray

Defendants' Sur-Reply to Petitioner's... Motion in LimineMissouri

by David Roland on

The Missouri Veterinary Medical Board filed suit seeking to enjoin Brooke Gray from filing sharp enamel points from horses' teeth, which the Board argues constitutes the practice of veterinary medicine, which is a criminal...more

1976 of 2010 - Hemant Goswami vs. Union of India

Petition Against Introduction of GM FoodsNot Applicable

by Hemant Goswami on

The petition reads, “The Ministry of Environment and Forestry issued a notification citing the provisions of Section 6, 8 and 25 of the ‘Environment (Protection) Act’ and brought into existence a Genetic Engineering Approval...more

Fees Must Be Allocated Between Successful and Unsuccessful Claims in the Pigford Litigation

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

The pigford litigation involved a group of African American farmers who alleged the U.S. Department of Agriculture denied them farm loans and otherwise discriminated against them based upon their race. One of those farmers,...more

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