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Ninth Circuit Upholds Owners Rights to Seek Contribution From Third Parties for ADA Violations

In a victory for owners of facilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a property owner’s right to seek contribution from third parties who fail...more

May 2016 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

TELECOM SALES AND MARKETING AGENTS GAIN CERTIFICATION IN IC MISCLASSIFICATION CLASS ACTION. A New York federal district court grants conditional certification of a proposed FLSA nationwide collective action brought against...more

Employment Law Letter - Winter 2016

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In our last issue, we reported on an interesting lawsuit filed by about 50 plant construction workers who were out of work for months following an explosion resulting from a “gas blow” at the Kleen Energy facility in...more

A Boost for Affordable Housing Developers

In the last month, both the Supreme Court and the Federal Government have taken affirmative steps to combat housing discrimination, which may remove certain obstacles affordable housing developers have previously faced with...more

Wave of ADA Public Accommodation Lawsuits Continue to Spread, Hits Illinois

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In recent weeks, we have seen a surge in Illinois of private plaintiff lawsuits filed under the public accommodation provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Public accommodation lawsuits have been...more

Construction Case Law Update - March 2015

by Carlton Fields on

Racial discrimination; City Contracting Ordinances; Federal Affirmative Action Compliance in Contracting – Plaintiff-contractor sued the City of Jacksonville, alleging racial discrimination against him and other...more

August 2014 Monthly Independent Contractor Compliance and Misclassification Update

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

This month’s headline development are the seismic decisions, issued on August 27, 2014 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, concluding as a matter of law that FedEx Ground had misclassified over 2,300 drivers...more

Missouri Supreme Court Abandons Exclusive Causation Requirement for Worker’s Compensation Retaliatory Discharge Claims

by Williams Venker & Sanders on

In Templemire v. W&M Welding, Inc., -- S.W.3d -- , (Mo. 2014), No. SC93132, 2014 WL 1464574, the Missouri Supreme Court threw out its long-held interpretation of section 287.780, RSMo requiring a plaintiff in a worker’s...more

Sixth Circuit Holds General Contractor Can Be Liable in Discrimination Suit Brought by Sub-Contractor's Employees

by Baker Donelson on

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court's ruling granting summary judgment to a general contractor on the question of whether it could be held liable to its sub-contractor's employees as a joint...more

Tenth Circuit Affirms Refusal To Certify Sex Discrimination Class

by BakerHostetler on

Hilti, Inc. sells power equipment for use in construction sites. A quick trip through its website reveals tools most people wouldn’t have in their home workshops, such as 1100-watt demolition hammers, gas-powered fasteners,...more

Embracing Wal-Mart & Distinguishing McReynolds, The Seventh Circuit Reverses Class Certification Of Sprawling (And Stale) Classes

On August 8, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed an order certifying large classes in a lawsuit alleging race discrimination and hostile work environment. Bolden v. Walsh Construction Co., Case...more

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