What is at will employment law?
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: This one is pretty straight forward. It applies to all employers contemplating any type of holiday gathering for its staff.
What are the legal issues: Holiday parties...more
Like festive lights and bow-wrapped luxury cars, ‘tis the season for horror stories from company holiday parties. Office holiday parties are a cherished tradition and a nice way for companies to thank their employees for a...more
With implications for employers, Court’s decision reinforces that non-mainstream religions also fall within the scope of the Equality Act.
On December 11, in R (on the application of Hodkin and another) v Registrar...more
We here at the McNees Wallace & Nurick Labor and Employment Law Group have been busy preparing for the holiday season.
While holiday parties can be great fun, hosting a holiday party or placing holiday decorations in...more
As 2013 draws to a close, attentions turn to the festivities and merriment of the holiday season, and many employers gear up for office holiday parties. A holiday party is a great way to reward employees for a long year’s...more
As the holiday season reaches its peak, company-sponsored holiday parties, and the risks that arise with them, are ubiquitous. Each year, company-sponsored holiday parties result in incidents that prompt claims against the...more
‘Tis the season to be jolly. However, while you are enjoying the holiday cheer and a cup of hot chocolate, don’t forget to take a moment to assess the potential legal liability that this holiday season may bring. Seemingly...more
This past summer, California judge John Meyer concluded that yoga, as being taught by a public school, was not advancing or promoting religion. In 2011, Encinitas Union School District in Encinitas, California began a pilot...more
As 2013 comes to an end, we will consider a number of issues that employers might be facing at the end of the year. In this blog series, we will cover topics such as seasonal hiring, religious discrimination claims stemming...more
Phoenix Business law firm Jaburg Wilk's employment law attorney Kraig Marton discusses at will employment, various types of employment cases, types of discrimination and how employment cases are assessed....more
Car Dealership Refused to Hire Sikh Applicant and Failed to Provide Him With a Religious Accommodation, Federal Agency Charged -
NEWARK, N.J. -- United Galaxy Inc., a car dealership in Little Falls, New Jersey doing...more
Albuquerque Hotel Refused Muslim Woman's Request to Wear Head Scarf, Federal Agency Charged -
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - 704 HTL Operating, LLC and Investment Corporation of America, doing business as MCM Elegante Hotel in...more
California Employers Face New Laws On January 1, 2014 -
Why it matters: Employers in California should ring in the New Year by updating their policies and training to reflect the new laws, particularly the major...more
Company Failed to Accommodate Jehovah's Witness's Request for Time Off for Religious Observance, Federal Agency Charged -
NEWARK, N.J. - United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), the world's largest package delivery company,...more
It’s Halloween, and we employment lawyers would be remiss if we didn’t comment on the ways that workplace Halloween costumes can sometimes go wrong. The negative flap that celebrity Julianne Hough is receiving in the news for...more
October signals the beginning of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), flu activity in the United States can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May, most...more
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center reports that 58% of Americans say that religion is very important in their lives and 76% of Americans say that prayer is an important part of their daily lives. The survey also...more
It is easy to assume that every instance of employment discrimination is based on deep-seated prejudice and a conscious desire to unfairly favor one group over another. The fact is, however, that a great many of the...more
The tendency to favor litigation -
Litigation through the courts is the most well-known method of determining disputes. A recent judgment of the UK Tax Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal published on the 15th July 2013...more
Burger King recently agreed to pay $25,000 to Ashanti McShan to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). McShan, a devout Pentecostal teenager, wears only skirts, in...more
On October 2nd, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that put employees on notice that the Tenth Circuit expects employees to speak up for their rights regarding religious accommodation.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the CLEAR Project of Main Street Legal Services at the CUNY School of Law recently filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department. At...more
The United States Supreme Court recently raised the bar for plaintiffs attempting to bring Title VII retaliation claims. In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 133 S.Ct. 2517 (2013), the Court...more
California Minimum Wage Reaches New High -
California employers should brace themselves to shell out higher wages with the state set to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour by 2016.
Currently, the state...more
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination in employment based on religion just as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans such discrimination at the federal level. Under both federal...more