Labor & Employment Law Daily Wrap Up
- TOP STORY—5th Cir.: Court upholds jury verdict awarding $75K in punitive damages on Black pharmacist’s retaliation claim against Walmart
- DISCHARGE—N.D. Ind.: Nursing director fired due to unprofessional conduct, not due to assertion of FMLA and ADA rights
- DISCRIMINATION—DISABILITY—W.D. Tex.: No trial on ADA claims of alcoholic plant operator required to miss work for court-ordered counseling
- DOL NEWS—ESOP fiduciaries settle allegations, will reimburse plans for $9.8M in total
- EEOC NEWS—Agency pauses return-to-work plans amid ongoing pandemic
- EMPLOYEE LEAVE—S.D.N.Y.: High school dean’s leave request unrelated to already-made termination decision
- EVIDENCE, DISCOVERY—Cal. App.: No relief on appeal for LAPD officers fired for abdicating duty and playing Pokemon Go
- EXPERT INSIGHTS—Another Busy Year for Employment-Purposed Background Checks: What Happened in 2021?
- EXPERT INSIGHTS—Tenth Circuit Reprograms FLSA Liability for Computer Boot-Up Time
- IMMIGRATION NEWS—Frozen food company will pay $40K civil fine to settle INA document discrimination claims
- INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS—C.D. Cal.: LA police officers’ bid to defeat city ordinance requiring COVID-19 vaccination or testing dismissed
- LABOR NEWS—Workers United wins another Starbucks election in the Buffalo area
- LABOR—UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES—D. Alaska: Union denied motion to file appeal of ruling it restrained employer to force reassignment of work to its members
- WHISTLEBLOWERS—6th Cir.: Whistleblower's retaliation lawsuit against hospital dismissed as untimely
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