Fenwick Employment Brief - June 10, 2009



*Court refuses to enforce invention assignment agreement as unlawful noncompete

*News Bites

..Court Affirms Arbitrator Award Of Over $4 Billion To Former Marketing Officer

..U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Pregnancy Bias Claim In Calculation of Pension

..Starbucks Wins Appeal of $86 Million Ruling Over Tips

..Field Service Representatives Not Entitled To On-Call Waiting Time Pay

..“Me Too” Evidence Of Pregnancy Discrimination Allowed

..Employee Required To Arbitrate Vacation Pay Claim

..Inadequate Investigation Requires Trial Of Alleged Harasser’s Wrongful Discharge Claim

..Sexual Comments Within Closely Grouped Cubicles Support Sex Harassment Claim

..Wal-Mart Settles More Class Actions Involving Over 3 Million Employees For Up To $139 Million

..Employee Allowed To Challenge Drug Test As ADA Violation

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