The Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a notice period award to a separated employee, which had exceeded the normal "cap," and also held that the employer could not enforce a termination provision in a bonus plan due to lack of meaningful employee notice.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently held that the Airline Deregulation Act preempts Rhode Island law requiring premium pay for Sunday and holidays. This decision may allow employers in other industries to challenge the state premium pay law as well.
Oregon's new law prohibits employers from entering into agreements containing nondisclosure terms, requires employers to adopt specific written policies, and enlarges the period for filing discrimination claims.
On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Fort Bend County v. Davis that the requirement to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC (or relevant state or local agency) is not a jurisdictional prescription to a lawsuit’s claim under Title VII.
The Ninth Circuit recently held that Native American tribes have the authority to regulate workplace misconduct and bring claims in tribal court for torts their non-member employees commit in the scope of their employment.
A recent federal court decision opened the door for employers to recruit and hire candidates who are either recent graduates or have limited work experience without risking liability for certain claims of age discrimination.
The Third Circuit overturned a U.S. district court’s decision certifying a class of mortgage loan officers, who claimed they were unlawfully denied overtime pay for work performed off-the-clock. The decision is significant for three reasons.
On April 23, 2018, the Minnesota House Majority Leader introduced a bill to amend the Minnesota Human Rights Act to change the legal standard for sexual harassment. If passed, the bill would do away with the “severe or pervasive” standard.