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Sandra Wallace, Partner and UK Employment Group Head, highlights the most important legislative and case law developments from 2014 and identifies the key cases to watch out for in 2015....more
This month marked the opening of the Supreme Court’s new term. For employment law practitioners, this session will be particularly busy with seven cases analyzing a range of employment questions, from the scope of the EEOC’s...more
New Laws Affecting California Employers -
The 2014 legislative session is in the books, and it produced several new laws affecting employers in California, including:
Private arbitration companies must provide...more
Blowing the whistle does not always need to involve fraud and malfeasance. Sometimes a culture of apathy allows a hostile work environment to develop that can only be addressed with outside intervention. Employees and...more
5 employment law challenges that in-house counsel will face in the coming year and how to get out ahead of them....more
The Fourth Circuit affirmed order from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia compelling arbitration of former employee’s federal claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA),...more
Effective July 1, 2014, a new law (T.C.A. § 29-39-104) changes the exposure for Tennessee employers subject to the Tennessee Human Rights Act (“THRA”) and the Tennessee Public Protection Act (“TPPA”). The law limits...more
Whistleblower and retaliation claims are on the rise. Retaliation claims now comprise 41% of the more than 93,000 discrimination charges filed in 2013, according to a February report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...more
Company provides accounting and consulting services to businesses, including some public companies. Erin (Employee) has worked for Company for 12 years and has acceptable performance reviews. She has...more
Changes to LLP member taxation and employee incentive schemes could have wide ranging implications for UK employers.
As always 6 April means a new UK tax year and a raft of employment and...more
The French data protection authority has extended the scope of whistleblowing protections to employment and discrimination claims.
Appellate Division Roundup -
In recent months, New Jersey's Appellate Division has rendered three significant employment law decisions.
State v. Saavedra, No. A-1449-12T4, 2013 N.J. Super. LEXIS 185 (App. Div....more
2013 was a busy year for whistleblowing and retaliation law in New Jersey. This blog post summarizes noteworthy statutory and judicial developments for employers to consider in the new year....more
Like death and taxes, new employment laws are inevitable with each new year. In 2014, public employees are facing a bevy of new laws, including those that address leave, discrimination and retirement benefits and those that...more
The holidays have come and gone. I hope everyone enjoyed them, and I hope everyone received the gifts and presents they asked for. I come from a big family—three siblings, 14 aunts and uncles, and nearly twenty cousins....more
California’s 2012-2013 Legislative Session concluded with the enactment of a variety of new laws that will affect California employers. In light of these developments, summarized below, California employers should review...more
The California Legislature was unusually active this year. Significantly, California increased the state minimum wage, created new “unfair immigration-related practices,” and expanded protections for whistleblowers. All laws...more
Legislation proposed by a member of the New Jersey Senate would amend the Law Against Discrimination, Conscientious Employee Protection Act, and Worker Freedom from Employer Intimidation Act to extend legal protections and...more
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
The salesman you hired about six months ago just doesn’t seem to be working out. He’s not meeting his numbers and he hasn’t picked up on your concern regarding his performance. Moreover, some of the female employees in the...more
Let’s start with the statistics. Last year, there were 99,412 EEOC charges filed; 37,836 of them – more than one out of every three – asserted retaliation. Put differently, more charges of retaliation were filed than any...more
Not every case can be a U.S. Supreme Court case filled with sweeping pronouncements on employment law.
What does “at-will” employment mean: You might be inclined to think that it means that employees serve at the will of the master, or at the master’s pleasure. While this historically makes sense, “at-will” employment is...more
In this Issue:
- California Supreme Court Revises Jury Instructions And Trial Procedures In Discrimination Cases, Harris v. Superior Court, 56 Cal. 4th 203 (2013)
- Employee Who Exhausted Four Months Of...more
A terminated employee brought claims against his former employer for wrongful termination in violation of the California False Claims Act (“CFCA”), public policy, and the whistleblower protections provided by the Labor Code. ...more
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