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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
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
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
A new bill introduced in the New York State Senate would extend many of the protections of the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) to unpaid interns. Among other things, the bill would make it illegal for employers to...more
Last week we reported on a decision out of a New York federal district court refusing to extend the protections of the New York City anti-discrimination law to unpaid interns. That decision also confirmed that neither the...more
In this space, we have reported recently on the series of rebuffs that the EEOC has received from various courts in recent months. But in EEOC v. Boh Brothers Construction Company, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals handed...more
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on a number of protected classes including race, religion, gender, age and disability....more
The EEOC won a significant victory on September 30, 2013, as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, reinstated a jury verdict finding that the defendant, Boh Brothers Construction...more
In a 10-6 decision following en banc review, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently decided, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Boh Brothers Construction Co. L.L.C., that an iron worker...more
Losing a job is a personal and financial hardship. If you suspect you were unlawfully terminated, you can fight back. Part of our job as legal counsel for those who suffer discrimination or retaliation on the job is to bring...more
In a case that will certainly be of interest to multi-national companies with subsidiaries and affiliates in numerous countries, a New York Federal Court recently allowed a U.S. company to be sued by an employee of its sister...more
In Cho v. Chang, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held that an employee’s statements to coworkers about alleged discrimination were not protected activities triggering special protection under...more
Federal Agency Charges KFC Store Manager Discriminated Against Minor -
MEMPHIS - Memphis Foods LLC, the owner of a Memphis KFC restaurant, violated federal law by subjecting a teenage employee to sexual harassment and...more
Federal Agency Says Westmont Senior Residence Fired Employee for Complaining About Sexual Hostile Work Environment -
CHICAGO - A Westmont, Ill., senior living center violated federal law by retaliating against an...more
Three female financial advisors at Merrill Lynch’s Manhattan-based flagship offices claim that they were subjected to gender discrimination at the hands of an overbearing boss, according to court documents filed in New York...more
What relief is available is often the most important issue to workers in New York who have suffered harassment or discrimination. If you have experienced this type of treatment, the semantics and particularities of employment...more
This is part one of a four-part series discussing compliance with the “Dear Colleague" Letter on Sexual Violence issued by U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on April 4, 2011, as well as subsequently...more
The ruling provides guidance as to what employee conduct is protected under the antiretaliation provisions of two key state laws.
On July 17, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued a decision in Battaglia v. United...more
Last year we reported on the Iowa Supreme Court's decision in Nelson v. James H. Knight, DDS (Iowa, December 21, 2012), in which the court held that a dental practice did not discriminate against a female assistant by...more
Employee Must Prove That Illegal Retaliation Was The "But For" Cause Of Adverse Job Action Under Title VII -
University of Tex. S.W. Med. Ctr. v. Nassar, 570 U.S. ___, 2013 WL 3155234 (2013) -
The United States...more
The Iowa Supreme Court has recently withdrawn its December 21, 2012 opinion in the sex discrimination suit, Nelson v. Knight, and has declared that it will review the case....more
Just recently, the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions affecting employers where employees allege unlawful retaliation or harassment under Title VII. In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar,...more