What is at will employment law?
Sandra Wallace, Partner and Employment group head, highlights the most important legislative and case law developments from 2013 and identifies the key cases to watch out for in 2014. ...more
With dynamic soaring towers, elaborate bright lights, and heart warming traditional customs, Hong Kong’s enigmatic economic and business climate serves as a financial capital for all industries, companies, and firms. Indeed,...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
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently ruled that a retaliation claim survived summary judgment because of the “convincing mosaic” of evidence of retaliation the Plaintiff presented,...more
Most California employers know that an employee who is fired must be paid all of his or her wages, including accrued but unused vacation, immediately at the time of termination. Labor Code sections 201 and 227.3. However, I...more
In This Presentation:
- General Considerations
- Who is Your Client?
- Who Can Employ a Physician?
- Basic Issues in Employment Contracts
- The Buy-In: Becoming an Owner in a Medical Practice
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled that a freight transportation company did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other antidiscrimination laws when it fired an alcoholic employee...more
Company Failed to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation to Visually Impaired Employee And Fired Her and Others Because of Their Disabilities, Federal Agency Charges -
PHOENIX - CTI, Inc., a Tucson-area regional trucking...more
A volunteer firefighter alleged his termination violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed the district court’s...more
In another pro-employee decision, like its ruling in the Feist case that I analyzed last week, the Fifth Circuit overturned another district court’s grant of summary judgment that dismissed the plaintiff-employee’s FMLA...more
In your experience, what's the one thing most employers overlook when putting together an employee handbook? The answer to that question depends on whom you ask - and, for a legal perspective, we put it to leading employment...more
One of the most difficult things a business owner, investor or manager will ever have to do is to terminate someone’s employment. While it is always “bad” for the employee who is getting fired, delivering the bad news can be...more
Following months of legislative deliberation involving multiple parties, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce, and other similar international groups, the Parliament of Georgia...more
On October 1, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear a case concerning whether employees’ severance payments are taxable. The case, United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., came out of the Sixth Circuit...more
Recently, two employers who provided notice of termination, and at the same time relieved employees of their duties, were held instead to have at that time terminated those employees, which lead to financial consequences for...more
Police officers have a tough job. They have to deal with people at their worst, and they always need to be wary of potential threats and dangers. Because of this stress and given the unique authority they possess, it’s...more
Commentators, employers and especially whistleblowers have paid a tremendous amount of attention to the whistleblower bounty provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. Much less attention has been paid to an SEC rule implementing the...more
Two Ontario Superior Court decisions once again highlight the importance of precise and explicit wording in employment contracts, particularly in respect of termination clauses. The court concluded in both decisions that the...more
Dried Fruit Producer Fired a Class of Workers Who Protested the Widespread Abuse by Supervisors, Federal Agency Charges -
FRESNO, Calif. - Z Foods, Inc., doing business as Zoria Farms, and its predecessor company,...more
Bank Giant Repeatedly Denied Worker's Requests for a Sign Language Interpreter, Then Fired Her, Federal Agency Charges -
LAS VEGAS - Bank of America Corporation, one of the country's largest financial institutions,...more
In Griff v. GalaxE Solutions, Inc., 2013 WL 2242656 (D.N.J. May 21, 2013), the New Jersey District Court rejected an employer’s attempt to withhold disclosure to the plaintiff of the business addresses of several of its...more
Whose employee is it anyway?
The answer may be everyone’s.
Companies who use staffing agencies to supply workers may be considered joint employers of those workers, even if the staffing agency hires and pays the...more
In Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp., No. 2:11-cv-03305-WJM-MF (D.N.J. Aug. 20, 2013), a registered nurse was fired after her employer viewed several of her controversial private Facebook posts. In a matter of...more
Video transcript: Employment separations are never easy or pleasant, but at times, you may find it necessary and in the best interest of your business. Whether you need to lay off an employee because of the economy or fire...more
An employee who was fired for fighting after being harassed, did not prove that his harassment or depression caused him to fight. Therefore, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was wrong to find that his firing was...more