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Class Action Litigation Reform – Interview with Dan Pascucci, Member, Mintz Levin
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Whalen: Go Back To The Future To Fight Fraud With Equity Receivers
Employers need clear policies in order to use a federal criminal law as a civil remedy against workers.
The recent decision in Allied Portables v. Youmans from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida...more
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
Have you ever had a mystery employee defecating around your warehouse, damaging goods? Have you ever considered asking employees to provide cheek cell samples to determine the identity of the defecator? Hopefully, the...more
- In this Issue:
- Has Exposure to Punitive Damages Increased in Arizona?
- The Different Warranties Covering A Contractor’s Work
- The Frustrating EEOC Conciliation Process
- Demanding Access to...more
Coming Soon to an In-Box Near You: An EEOC Charge -
Why it matters:
Employers, take note: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has initiated the rollout of its electronic complaint program, the first...more
Uber Technologies Inc., the internet-based taxi service, was recently hit with a putative class action lawsuit over a data breach involving the personal information of about 50,000 current and former drivers. Uber develops,...more
Spring is always a time for new beginnings: the end of the financial year and the start of a new one, government election season, and time to advance clocks forward for daylight saving time. In the United Kingdom, spring also...more
HOW TO USE THIS CASE SERVICE -
When you receive your summaries, each page will have an alphabetical letter located in the upper right-hand corner. Each alphabetical letter corresponds to a separate subject matter...more
Clark County Nevada District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez is considering further sanction against Sands China Ltd. for redacting “personal information” from about 2,600 documents the company produced in 2013 as part of an ongoing...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
In one of the first reported cases of its kind, a federal district court in Texas recently dismissed federal claims brought under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) and the Consumer Fraud & Abuse Act (“CFAA”)...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
In July 2013, Ceridian entered into an agreement with Pendylum Inc. (“Pendylum”) to assist in the delivery of services to Ceridian’s customers. Under the terms of its agreement with Pendylum, Ceridian required that all of...more
Former Walmart Exec to Help Manage HHS —
Leslie Dach, former Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart, will assume the role of Senior Counsel of the HHS, according to a press release on Wednesday. ...more
Weeks after Wisconsin and Tennessee enacted their own legislation aimed at restricting access by employers to applicants’ and employees’ personal online content, Oklahoma and Louisiana have followed suit, further complicating...more
An Alberta Arbitration Board has recently released its decision in the closely followed case of Unifor, Local 707A v Suncor Energy Inc regarding Suncor’s random drug and alcohol testing policy for safety sensitive union...more
In the ongoing debate on random drug and alcohol testing of employees, an Alberta Arbitration Board (the “Board”) has found that an employer’s random drug and alcohol testing policy is unreasonable.
Chances are that if you ask someone what they remember from the cult-classic Paul Verhoeven film Total Recall, they’ll recall (among other things) the sequence where Arnold Schwarzenegger attempts to sneak through security....more
Although headlines have focused on foreign cyberattacks, plenty are U.S.-based—and can be remedied. Over the past year the national press has repeatedly reported on the vulnerability of our intellectual property to...more
Effective July 28, 2013, Washington joined several states in prohibiting employers from seeking access to their employees’ or prospective employees’ private social-media accounts....more
On May 21, 2013, Washington's governor signed SB 5211 into law, making Washington the latest state to prohibit employers from requiring or requesting that prospective and current employees disclose their username and password...more
On May 12, 2013, Colorado’s governor signed H.B. 1046 into law to forbid employers from requiring or requesting that prospective and current employees disclose their username and password to their personal social media...more
LinkedIn is a social media site catering exclusively to professionals with 200 million registered users in 200 countries. For many businesses, marketing via social media is a critical component to success. Employees use...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
A putative nationwide class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) was recently filed against Toll Brothers Real Estate Inc. (“Employer”) in the United States District Court for the Eastern...more
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