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California Court of Appeals Holds That Employer’s Mistaken Belief About Disabled Employee Constitutes Evidence of Disability Discrimination

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California Court of Appeal reverses trial court’s grant of summary adjudication to employer, holding that the employer’s mistaken belief that employee was totally disabled and terminating employment constituted direct evidence of disability discrimination.

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Court of Appeals Upholds Franchisor Victory in Joint Employment Class Action

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment in favor of McDonald’s Corp. in a wage and hour class action filed by McDonald’s franchise employees.

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Third Circuit Upholds “Blue Penciled” Non-Compete Agreement

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United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholds Pennsylvania District Court’s enforcement of a modified non-compete agreement blocking former employee from competing with former employer.

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DOL Issues Opinion Letter: Parents May Take FMLA Leave to Attend Child’s Individualized Education Program Meeting

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U.S. Department of Labor says employees may take protected FMLA leave to attend Individualized Education Program meetings for child with a serious health condition.

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New NJ Wage Theft Law Imposes Steep Fines On Employers Who Fail To Pay Wages

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New Jersey employers are now on the hook for fines, penalties, and liquidated damages equal to 200% of wages owed to employees.

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Oregon Becomes 8th State To Mandate Paid Family And Medical Leave

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Effective January 1, 2023, Oregon employers must provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.

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Maryland Expands Employee Protections Under Workplace Harassment Law

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Effective October 1, 2019, Maryland’s prohibition on workplace harassment extends to all Maryland employers and independent contractors.

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SCOTUS: Employers Waive “Failure to Exhaust” Defense If Not Timely Raised

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The Supreme Court of the United States unanimously holds that that an employer’s procedural objection to jurisdiction based on a plaintiff’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies is waived if it is not asserted early in Title VII litigation.

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