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In The Fourth Circuit, Context Matters in Title VII Retaliation Claims

Published by on August 15, 2018

In Savage v. Maryland, the Court held that no reasonable employee could have believed a Title VII violation occurred in a workplace meeting due to the context surrounding the offensive comments.

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California Supreme Court Declines to Apply FLSA De Minimis Doctrine

Published by on August 8, 2018

California’s highest state court held that the FLSA de minimis doctrine does not apply under state law, which would have excused employers from paying workers for small amounts of time that are difficult to record.

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NLRB Memo Provides Guidance To Employers On Standard For Handbook Rules

Published by and on July 18, 2018

The NLRB memo directs officials in the agency on how to interpret and enforce the Board’s standard for work rules, thus also providing useful guidance to employees when assessing whether certain rules may violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

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