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Unemployment Benefits Do Not Factor Into Damages Calculations in Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

A recent New Jersey Appellate Division opinion now makes it explicitly clear that unemployment benefits cannot be deducted from back pay damages in employment discrimination cases under the New Jersey Law Against...more

New ADA and GINA Wellness Regulation Changes Complicate Wellness Program Compliance Analysis and Risks

by Winstead PC on

Wellness programs should all be reviewed considering the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) regulatory changes because noncompliance with the new requirements do...more

Show Your Work!—The Ninth Circuit Affirms That Courts Must Explain the Math Behind the Calculation of Attorneys’ Fees

by Gilbert LLP on

It’s an often-repeated adage of high school math teachers: show your work. In three decisions in 2013, the Ninth Circuit has demonstrated that Courts must follow this principle in calculating awards of attorneys’ fees....more

Insurance and ADA Public Accommodations Claims

by LeClairRyan on

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses which offer goods and services to the public (i.e. “public accommodations”) take steps to ensure that their facilities are accessible to...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Decides 911 Operators Entitled to Immunity

by Robert Levy on

In deciding an appeal filed by the Scarinci Hollenbeck Litigation Group on behalf of two 911 operators, the New Jersey Supreme Court released a decision in Paris Wilson v. City of Jersey City yesterday morning (Thursday,...more

Legal Alert: Title VII Record-Keeping Requirements Extended to GINA

by FordHarrison on

In a final rule published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on February 3, 2012, the agency has extended the record-keeping requirements imposed under Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act...more

Hamed v. Wayne County et al.

Michigan Supreme Court Overrules Champion and Holds that Employers Are Not Liable for Unforeseeable, Intentional Criminal Acts...Michigan

by Carson Tucker on

In a case I briefed and argued in January, the Michigan Supreme Court today issued a 4-3 decision, reversing a published Court of Appeals decision and overruled the 1996 decision of Champion v Nationwide Security Inc, 450...more

Hamed v. Wayne County et al.

Michigan Supreme Court Overrules Champion in Hamed v Wayne County Holding Employers Not Liable for Unforeseeable, Intentional...Michigan

by Carson Tucker on

In a case I briefed and argued in January, the Michigan Supreme Court today issued a 4-3 decision, reversing a published Court of Appeals decision and overruled the 1996 decision of Champion v Nationwide Security Inc, 450...more

Oliver v Smith et al.

Michigan Court of Appeals Extends "Good Faith" Immunity to Intentional Torts of Assault and Battery and Excessive ForceMichigan

by Carson Tucker on

Oliver v. Smith, attached, is a “published” Court of Appeals opinion that extends the Supreme Court’s “good faith” standard established in the 2008 Odom v Wayne County decision, a case which I...more

Ninth Circuit Holds That Insurance Agent Is Independent Contractor, Not Employee

The Ninth Circuit has held that an insurance agent cannot sue for sex discrimination under Title VII because she is an independent contractor, not an employee. In doing so, the Ninth Circuit clarified the appropriate test to...more

Age Discrimination Complaints in California - Which Government Agency Should An Age Discrimination Attorney Choose?

by Sebastian Gibson on

For California age discrimination lawyers and those discriminated against because of their age, there is a wide choice of government agencies at which to file an age discrimination complaint. With the list of acronyms for...more

How To Settle A Wrongful Death Claim And Get The Maximum Insurance Settlement Without A Lawyer in California

by Sebastian Gibson on

California Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Attorney Sebastian Gibson tells the secrets of how to settle a dog bite claim for the maximum value settlement without a lawyer. Whether you have an auto, car, motorcycle, truck,...more

New York Employers Must Be Aware of Recent Amendments to State's Human Rights, Labor, and "Mini-Cobra" Laws

by Cole Schotz on

On July 28, 2009, the New York Labor Law was amended and now requires employers to provide all employees who are hired on or after October 26, 2009 with written notice of their rate of pay and the employer’s regular pay...more

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