Fenwick Employment Brief - March 12, 2009



*Applicability Of California Wage Laws To Nonresidents Subject To Review

*Release Of Claims For Overtime Wages Upheld

*News Bites

..Employee Free Choice Act Re-Introduced In Congress; Contrary Legislation Proposed

..COBRA Subsidies Available To Involuntarily Terminated Employees

..Changes To Alternative Workweek Rules Implemented

..EEOC Issues Proposed Genetic Discrimination Regulations

..Whistleblower Protections Expanded For Employees Of Federal Contractors

..DOL Enjoins Shipment And Sale Of Video Games Until FLSA Violations Corrected

..Budget Increase For DOL Will Likely Lead To Stepped-Up Enforcement Efforts

..Starbucks Sued For Failing To Safeguard Employee Information

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