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Sharp Healthcare, a San Diego regional hospital system, has agreed to pay $90,000 to a surgical scrub technician to settle charges it violated the ADA when it refused to hire her.
Chanhassan, Minn.-based Life Time Fitness will pay nearly a million dollars in back pay and liquidated damages to resolve charges it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act at fitness centers nationwide.
If Andrew Puzder is confirmed as the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor, the Department of Labor is likely to execute a sharp U-turn away from the policies and regulatory practices of the last eight years.
Expect an employer-friendly National Labor Relations Board with President Trump in office.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to an Obama administration request to fast-track an appeal of a federal judge’s injunction preventing new overtime rules from taking effect.
A worker reporting that a supervisor used a racially charged slur is protected from retaliation.
A Mexican restaurant outside Corpus Christi, Texas, has settled a Department of Labor lawsuit alleging it retaliated against a whistleblower employee.
The owners of four adult entertainment clubs in Houston will pay more than $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed against them by some of their dancers.
It’s not enough to show the agreements were on an application or in the handbook and that the company policy required them to be signed.
Make sure your promotion decisions aren’t tainted by irrelevant information—such as whether an employee has filed discrimination complaints in the past.
In just one week, the Department of Labor secured judgments or negotiated settlements worth $2.2 million.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that service members in the armed forces seeking to enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act can be compelled to arbitrate rather than litigate in federal court if they signed an arbitration agreement.
Be careful of timekeeping methods that automatically clock workers out at the end of the shift.
An exotic dancer at Philadelphia’s Gold Club can sue under the Fair Labor Standards Act, following a ruling by a federal appeals court panel.
The Obama administration is undertaking a long-shot effort to revive new overtime rules that appear to be on life-support.
Don’t bury an arbitration agreement in an employee handbook that includes a disclaimer stating that the handbook is not a contract.
Here are some of the most significant employment-related executive orders that could be on the chopping block.
A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate a lawsuit over whether it constitutes an illegal medical test under the ADA to force someone with a high body mass index to undergo a sleep apnea test.
A federal court has refused to entertain overturning a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that says filing a counterclaim to a lawsuit or even a separate lawsuit against an employee isn’t the basis for a retaliation claim.
A list of the most significant laws affecting private sector employers in California.