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Despite $27,000 Jury Award, 9th Circuit Approves Almost $700,000 in Attorney’s Fees -
Why it matters: Affirming the broad discretion of federal district court judges to award attorney’s fees, the Ninth U.S. Circuit...more
If so, then Santa should be giving himself a nice chunk of West Virginia’s finest to burn in his stove this Christmas. According the Associated Press, recently, at a mall in Hingham, Massachusetts, Santa was barred from the...more
‘Tis the season for office holiday parties which, unfortunately, are often fraught with labor and employment issues. A wild office party akin to a “Mad Men”-esque soirée may have unfortunate legal consequences for an employer...more
Every Connecticut workplace is required to have a variety of informational postings for employees, on topics such as OSHA, workers’ compensation, wage and hour pay requirements, and prohibitions on discrimination and sexual...more
California is home to some of the strictest sexual harassment laws in the United States. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing says that sexual harassment consists of demanding sex for employment benefits,...more
The season of workplace social functions is upon us, for better and for worse. An office party that goes off the rails is not just the subject of water cooler gossip; it's a real source of employee complaints, workers...more
Women Pressured for Sex, Degraded by Senior Management Official, Agency Charged -
JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson-area Save-A-Lot grocery store operated by Venture, Inc. will pay $325,000 and furnish other relief to settle...more
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
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
In October of 2013, the Southern District of New York dismissed an intern’s claim for sexual harassment brought under New York State Human Rights Law and New York City Human Rights Law on the grounds that the state law...more
In This Issue:
- Harassment. Are your executive training programs effective?
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state
- Unions. Harold Coxson and Baker Wyche discuss the new...more
A recent opinion out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates the important role social media plays in labor and employment lawsuits. In Debord v. Mercy Health System of Kansas, Inc., a Kansas hospital was found not...more
OK, we admit it is somewhat cliché for employment lawyers to circulate client alerts every December warning about the dangers lurking at company holiday parties. But when real-life examples show just how expensive claims...more
The high-profile sexual discrimination lawsuit by Ellen Pao against the Silicon Valley giant venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers has moved closer to trial. In September 2013, the California Supreme Court...more
As we have previously mentioned, issues relating to unpaid interns continue to be a hot topic. In the wage law arena, disenchanted former interns have brought a string of well-publicized class action lawsuits against their...more
A November 27, 2013 opinion from the Idaho Supreme Court reinstated a former Assistant Vice Principal’s claim seeking damages for negligent infliction of emotional distress. This decision highlights that allegedly harassing...more
Colleges and universities are tasked with responding to sexual harassment and assault in a manner that is compliant with federal guidance and authority; attuned to the welfare of students and employees; and consistent with...more
Patrick Kelley’s first week as an ironworker was hell. His supervisors and coworkers tormented him with intimidating and sexually explicit remarks. His supervisor declared that he desired to sodomize him. A coworker chimed in...more
As 2013 comes to an end, it's time for Australian employers start actioning their end of year employment checklist.
1. Annual Shutdowns -
Many Modern Awards require employers to provide a minimum of four weeks'...more
New Jersey State Senator Nia H. Gill recently introduced legislation that “[p]rovides legal protections and remedies for persons engaged in unpaid internships with employers.” If passed, S-3064 would extend employee-like...more
Young Women Were Physically and Verbally Harassed by Restaurant Employees, Including Managers, Federal Agency Charged -
HONOLULU, Hawaii - La Rana Hawaii, LLC, doing business as Señor Frog's, a popular Mexican-themed...more
A recent case illustrates the importance of conducting a careful, sensitive investigation of sexual harassment complaints. An employer’s “unpardonable” response to a sexual harassment complaint has resulted in an...more
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced that its compliance reviews of two educational institutions found one institution did not comply with Title IX in responding to incidents of...more
Roswell Restaurant/Nightclub Manager Harassed Waitresses and Forced Them to Quit, Federal Agency Charged -
ATLANTA -A popular Atlanta-area restaurant/nightclub violated federal law by subjecting female servers to a...more