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Airline Industry Alert: OT Class Action Against Southwest Airlines Fails to Take Off

Airlines achieved a major victory on May 19, 2015, with an order from the Central District of California granting Southwest Airlines Co.'s motion to dismiss in McKinley v. Southwest Airlines Co., United States District Court,…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Hostile Work Environment Can Be Created With A Single Racial Epithet

Despite consistent direction from the United States Supreme Court that courts should look at "all the circumstances" in determining whether a workplace environment is sufficiently hostile or abusive to give rise to an actionable…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Court Ruling Pulls the Spurs Off PAGA Deputies' Boots

A new California appellate court decision provides much needed guidance regarding the proper scope of discovery in representative actions brought under the California Private Attorneys' General Act of 2004 (PAGA), Cal. Lab. Code…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Upholds Federal Contractor Union Notice Requirement

A federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the validity of the Department of Labor's (DOL) rule requiring covered federal contractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor…more
| Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

NLRB's General Counsel Confirms an Employer is Not Required to Provide Information Relating to a Union's Unsupported Belief that Two Separate Subsidiaries are Operating as One

In a case handled by FordHarrison attorneys, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel recently held that an employer was not required to provide information regarding the non-bargaining unit employees of a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Required to "Conciliate"—However It Sees Fit—Before Suing Employers

In a limited victory for employers, the Supreme Court held last week in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC that courts have jurisdiction to review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") fulfilled its statutory…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Will Begin Pilot Program for Online Submissions in Response to Charge Notices

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced a pilot program for online submissions in response to a Notice of Charge. The online system will allow employers (or their legal representatives) to elect…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Attorney General Seeks Supply Chain Transparency Information from Businesses

Recently, a number of large retail and manufacturing companies doing business in California may have been surprised to receive a letter from the California Attorney General asking them to demonstrate compliance with the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

California Labor Agency Overseeing Paid Sick Leave Law Says Employers Must Use Caution When Asking for Doctors' Notes

In a public webinar recently hosted by the California Department of Industrial Relations regarding California's new paid sick leave law, the state labor agency commented that requiring employees to submit documentation as a…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employer Not Required by ADA to Permit Employee to Telecommute

Reversing an earlier panel decision, the Sixth Circuit has held that an employee who was unable to regularly and consistently attend work was not a qualified individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Amendments to ADA Regulations

On April 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued long-awaited proposed regulations addressing what constitutes permissive employer wellness programs. While the EEOC recognizes that many employers that…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Labor Department Proposes Fiduciary Conflict of Interest Rules — Again

On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued the long-awaited re-proposal of its regulation expanding the definition of "fiduciary" under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

New Precedent Decision Revoking an Approved H-1B Work Visa Petition Poses Dire Consequences for the Consulting Industry

On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) issued a precedent decision affirming the California Service Center (CSC) Director's revocation of an H-1B…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Restaurant Industry Alert: "Fight for $15" Planned for Tax Day

In the latest move in their two-year campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, fast-food workers have announced plans for a major one-day walkout on April 15, 2015 – Tax Day for U.S. employers. Events are planned in…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Tennessee Governor Signs Legislation Providing Additional Employment Protections for Handgun Owners

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed legislation providing new employment protections for handgun owners. As discussed in more detail in our March 25, 2015 Alert, the new law creates a private right of action for any…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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