Fenwick Employment Brief - July 16, 2009

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In this issue:

The California and U.S. Supreme Courts handed down three very important decisions in recent weeks that affect several key aspects of employment law.

*New Haven connecticut firefighter decision

*ADEA burden-shifting framework

*California private attorney general act class action standard

*NEWS BITES

..DLSE opinion letter provides guidance on meal periods

..Wall Street brokerage firms sued for discriminatory retention bonus systems

..Seventh Circuit holds that retaliation against employees for purely verbal complaints not actionable under FLSA

..Employer’s refusal to modify flooring to aid in use of service dog may violate ADA

..Federal minimum wage increase

Please see full brief for more information.

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