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On Monday, a federal jury in Atlanta awarded two hourly warehouse workers $2.2 million in a lawsuit brought under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
The controversy started when Atlas Logistics Group Retail...more
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights had another busy year in 2014. More resolution agreements were signed by HHS and Covered Entities than in the previous year, and several Covered...more
Disney is known for its fairytales and happy endings. Usually its adorable characters and feel-good plots earn it wide acclaim. But recently, a California judge agreed with the plaintiff, in Roger L. Culberson II v. The Walt...more
Publix Super Markets Inc. has agreed to pay $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the supermarket chain’s background check procedures. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers must provide prior...more
On April 19, 2013, Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 13-018 (the "Employment Opportunity Act"), which will significantly restrict the ability of Colorado employers to use “consumer credit...more
On April 19, 2013, Colorado's governor signed S.B. 18 to prohibit employers from considering an applicant's or employee's credit history in employment decisions. California, Maryland, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois,...more
There is a lot going on in the world of coalition-led employment law and we set out below a round-up of some of the main upcoming changes of which you need to be aware. ...more
If you believe you may have a claim for violation of your privacy rights or are a party to a court case that involves the right to privacy, you may what to give this post a read.
Contact: George E. Bourguignon, Jr.,...more
This Osler Update summarizes the January 18, 2012 decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the Jones v. Tsige case which recognized a common law tort of "intrusion upon seclusion". This decision has potential significant...more
If you are unsure how to comply with a court order or have been accused of contempt of court or are wondering what could happen if it is found that you did not comply with a court order, then you want to give this your...more
Now that the new year is upon us, it is important for employers to be aware of the numerous new California laws in the employment area that will impact their operations. Unless otherwise noted, the laws listed below are...more
In this issue: New California Statutes Add to Employer Obligations; Employee Fails to Establish Sexual Harassment Based on Isolated Events; Federal Court, Not California PUC, Must Decide Whether SuperShuttle Drivers Are...more
Quentin Bargate, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at the City of London law firm Bargate Murray, comments on “Footballergate” the recent clash between the English Judiciary and Parliament, privacy incliding...more
In federal civil rights litigation, a successful plaintiff suing a public entity may ordinarily recover his or her attorneys fees. But when the public entity defendant prevails, it may also recover its attorneys fees from the...more
Paul Levy of Public Citizen is the primary author of this brief. This description is taken from Public Citizen's website (http://www.citizen.org/litigation/forms/cases/getlinkforcase.cfm?cID=655).
Jermaine Hall, the...more
Cignet Health Center (Cignet), a provider of physician, imaging, and laboratory services, was recently ordered to pay $4.3 million as a Civil Money Penalty (CMP) for its failure to comply with the HIPAA privacy rule and its...more
Here I find that the Ninth Circuit erroneously applied a test of reasonableness to the actions of police officers where there was an independent source for evidence obtained subsequent to a warrantless seizure....more
IN THIS BRIEF:
*California labor commissioner allows employers to deduct from exempt employee leave balance in less than half-day increments
*Employee complaint about unpaid overtime, albeit mistaken, supported wrongful...more
Published in Information and Communications Law, Routledge
It is an inevitable consequence of plausible anonymity and deliberately lax regulation that the potential for ‘virtual’ harassment or...more
On May 21, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA” or the “Act”). GINA prohibits employers and group health plans from discriminating on the basis of “genetic...more
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