Employment: Lifetime ban on employing a former drug addict after he fails a drug test does not violate any disability discrimination laws

A divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a company can impose a lifetime ban on employing a former drug addict after he fails a drug test and such actions do not violate any disability discrimination laws.   The Defendant, a collective bargaining agent and payroll administrator o...
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Employment: Waitress paid only in tips would recover wage-related damages under FLSA and New York Labor Law at regular minimum wage rate

A waitress who was paid only in tips could recover wage-related damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law at the regular minimum wage rate. Had the restaurant owners paid the waitress, they might have been able to treat a portion of her tips as a credit against their ...
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Employment: $100 million lawsuit filed against Publicis Groupe SA for alleged discrimination against women

A former public relations employee has brought a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Publicis Groupe SA.,  seeking class action status and the recovery of damages of at least $100 million based upon accusations the company systematically favored...
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Supreme Court Rules on Retaliation against a Worker’s Family Members or other Close Associates

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled,  in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, that the fiancé of an employee who had filed a gender discrimination charge against their mutual employer was protected by the anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The...
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