From the employer’s perspective, the only way to truly ”win” an employment case is to avoid it in the first place. We litigators love the thrill of gettting a judge, arbitrator, or jury to decide in our client’s favor. But it can be awfully expensive to get to that point. So without further ado, here are ten commandments for avoiding employment litigation in California.
On July 22, 2014, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in Halbig v. Burwell that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes the issuance of tax credits to assist individuals to purchase health coverage only on state-run exchanges.
Supreme Court of Canada Decision Regarding Wal-Mart in Québec a Cautionary Case for All Canadian Unionized Employers
Our colleagues in Québec have produced a helpful summary of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision involving a Wal-Mart in Jonquière, Québec, found to have breached its statutory duties during the freeze period following certification of a bargaining unit.
Some days are just more fun that others!
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.”
On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) — the agency responsible for the enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws — issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (“the Guidance”).
Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting discrimination by the federal government or federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Defense Appropriations “Wage Theft” Amendment May Bar Employers with FLSA Violations from Defense Contracts
Late last month, the Senate referred the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Act to the Senate Committee on Appropriations for consideration.