Labor & Employment Law Daily Wrap Up
- TOP STORY—9th Cir.: In wage-and-hour class action lawsuit, $5 million amount-in-controversy requirement under CAFA met
- COVERAGE, LIABILITY—Pa. Cmmw.: Self-employed company president was ineligible for unemployment comp during COVID-19 mandated closure
- DISCRIMINATION—DISABILITY—S.D. Ohio: Complaints, not diverticulitis or FMLA leave, doomed Orkin customer service rep’s claims
- DISCRIMINATION—N.D. Tex.: Black female Lockheed Martin manager’s bias claims are out, but Title VII retaliation claim advances
- DISCRIMINATION—RELIGIOUS—N.D. Ala.: Failure to accommodate claim goes forward over DIRECTV’s failure to grant employee Saturdays off
- EXPERT INSIGHTS—EEOC (Again) Updates Religious Accommodation and Vaccine Mandate Guidance
- EXPERT INSIGHTS—Employee’s Poor Performance Trumps FMLA Claim
- OSHA NEWS—Judge orders $2M in penalties; other fines proposed for fall, safety hazards
- RETALIATION—S.D.N.Y.: Black manager who quit after stalled raise failed to demonstrate retaliation for complaints of discriminatory pay
- STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES—How have courts handled the DTSA’s designation of trade secret theft as RICO predicate act?
- WAGE-HOUR—CLASS ACTIONS—S.D.N.Y.: Employee failed to allege sufficient number of class members for jurisdiction under CAFA
- WORTH NOTING—Recent developments involving age discrimination
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