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Labor and Employment Law

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A retail employer must turn over employee records to a class plaintiff alleging that her former employer violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA) when it failed to pay her wages within 72 hours of her termination, a West Virginia federal judge ruled April 25 […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Kansas federal judge on April 23 conditionally certified a class of television producers seeking unpaid straight time and overtime compensation (Melissa Greenstein, et al. v. Meredith Corporation, No. 11-2399, D. Kan.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57861). Meredith Corp.  is a company that operates 12 television stations across the […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Washington federal judge on April 17 denied certification of a class of Comcast Cable Communications Management LLC employees who claim that they are owed pay for work performed prior to the start of their shifts, finding that too many individual issues exist (Karen Ginsburg, et al. v. […]

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TweetThe relationship between employment agreements and social media continues to break new legal ground. In Oklahoma, a federal court recently considered whether a Facebook post violated a former employee’s non-solicitation agreement. The defendant, Todd Cahill, was a regional manager of Pre-Paid Legal Services. Because the position allowed Cahill to access trade secrets and other confidential […]

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TweetAn Iowa appeals court recently considered an interesting twist on an unlawful discrimination claim—whether an employee may be lawfully terminated simply because the boss (and his spouse) view the employee as too “tempting.” The plaintiff, Melissa Nelson, had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. James Knight for over ten years before she was terminated. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Pennsylvania federal judge on Nov. 30 granted preliminary approval of a settlement reached between a restaurant franchisee and a class of black employees who allege that their employer denied them promotions solely because of their race (Guy M. Vines, et al. v. Covelli Enterprises T/D/B/A, Panera Bread, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. on Nov. 12 filed a complaint in Pennsylvania state court seeking compensatory damages and injunctive relief related to mass picketing by unionized workers at Hostess’ facilities in Philadelphia (Hostess Brands Inc. v. Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers International AFL-CIO, et al., No. n/a, Pa. […]

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TweetCHICAGO – The $32 million personal injury verdict awarded in August 2010 to a flavor-industry employee stricken with bronchiolitis obliterans was overturned Oct. 4 by a unanimous First District Fourth Division Illinois Appellate Court panel, which held that the trial court erred in directing a verdict on the statute of limitations defense (Gerardo Solis v. […]

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TweetThe Colorado Supreme Court recently upheld the firing of a university professor, Ward Churchill, who wrote a stomach churning essay comparing the 9/11 terror victims to Adolf Eichman.  Fittingly, the court’s ruling came down on September 10 of this year, one day before the eleventh anniversary of the attack.  Ward Churchill, who had been a […]

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TweetTwo nationwide classes of female employees in a gender discrimination action against club warehouse retail giant Costco Wholesale Corp. were certified by a California federal judge Sept. 25, a year after the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals vacated the original class certification (Shirley “Rae” Ellis, et al., v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, No. 04-3341, N.D. […]

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