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Employee’s Poisoning of Co-Worker was Outside the Scope of Employment for Purposes of Employer’s Vicarious Liability

In Monague v. AMN Healthcare, Inc., the California Court of Appeal recently held that a staffing company was not vicariously liable for an employee’s poisoning of a co-worker.

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“Targeted Mailings” May Violate Non-Solicitation Agreements

In a recent interlocutory appeal, the First Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction restraining a former employee from selling products to his former employer’s customers in violation of a non-solicitation agreement, despite the fact that the customers initiated contact with the … Continue reading

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Plaintiff In Northern Virginia Wins $1.2 M On Retaliation Claim

In a recent bench trial before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, an employment plaintiff prevailed on a retaliation claim under Title VII and was awarded $1.2 million by the judge. A copy of the final … Continue reading

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EEOC Announces New Enforcement Guidance On The Use Of Criminal Background Checks Under Title VII

On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced its new Enforcement Guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  More after the break.

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Tidbits

Some employment law tidbits after the break.

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Tidbits

Some employment law tidbits after the break.

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California Penalties Of $72,000 Affirmed For Failure To Provide Adequate Pay Stubs

The California Court of Appeal, Sixth District, recently held that employers who intentionally issue defective wage statements, or who skip issuing them on purpose, will not qualify for the statutory leniency set out in California Labor Code section 226.3.  In … Continue reading

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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break.  The first case is actually not a jury verdict, but the facts are so ridiculous they merit mention here.  It is quite possible the case will end up … Continue reading

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How Not To Handle An Accomodation Request in California

In an administrative action brought by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC) concluded that Avis Budget Group (Avis) made unlawful inquires about an employee’s disabilities, failed to engage in the interactive … Continue reading

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Tidbits

To end the week, we wanted to pass along the following tidbits.

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Hooters Faces Weight Discrimination Claim

A Michigan woman has sued Hooters for “weight discrimination” in violation of the only state law in the country that provides such protection.  More after the break.

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COBRA Benefits Extended

The Continuing Extension Act of 2010, signed into law on April 15, 2010, continues the 65 percent COBRA premiums subsidy first introduced by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.   More after the break.

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Increase in Temporary Workers Warrants Review of Employee Benefit Plans

The temporary employment services industry has shown growth for the fifth consecutive month since August 2009.  This means that employers are likely hiring more employees with other-than-permanent employment status.  An article in HR Magazine notes that this trend merits a … Continue reading

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Virginia Extends Veterans’ Reemployment Rights

Virginia has extended the time period during which members of the Virginia National Guard, Virginia State Defense Force, or naval militia may apply for reemployment following release from active duty.  More after the break.

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Over One Million Reasons To Involve Employment Counsel Early

Courtesy of Ohio Employer’s Law Blog.

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