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Something to consider if you have an internal system for handling disciplinary appeals: Reversing a disciplinary action like a termination could be used against you later as proof of retaliation.
Retaliation claims have risen dramatically in recent years, becoming the most frequently reported basis for discrimination claims.
BitMICRO in Fremont will pay more than $160,000 in back pay, overtime and penalties to engineers it brought in on the cheap from the Philippines.
A Southern California marketing firm will pay $150,000 in back pay and overtime to resolve charges it misclassified employees as independent contractors.
As health insurance policies begin to include more coverage for sex reassignment surgery and treatment, some employees are suing for past noncoverage. But, unless it was the employee who was denied coverage, the court won’t allow the suit.
National home-improvement chain Lowe's has settled charges it violated the ADA when it terminated employees after they exhausted the amount of leave the company permitted.
California employers who want to bind their workers to arbitration have to jump through a number of hoops. For one thing, you need to produce an agreement signed by the employee.
An employee facing the prospect of being demoted, transferred or having to take on new duties may consider retiring instead.
Retail giant Target could face a class-action lawsuit in federal court in New York.
A federal appeals court ruled late last month that arbitration agreements prohibiting class-action lawsuits violate the National Labor Relations Act.
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