The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has created the new position of director of workplace relations to confront workplace harassment issues in the appellate, trial and bankruptcy courts within the Circuit’s jurisdiction. This was in the wake ...Read More »
Could this still be happening? Sexual harassment rarely exists by itself; rather, it is an intersectional claim of discrimination, meaning that pay equity claims and other types of unlawful discrimination usually are part of a larger scope of actionable events. ...Read More »
Workplace Issues: Claims of hostile work environment: When does the Continuing Violations Doctrine apply?
The hostile work environment theory under Title VII and State Human Rights Law requires a showing of severe or pervasive acts. The harassment often extends over several years and statutes of limitation capture the most recent acts of discrimination. The ...Read More »
Workplace Issues: Ernst & Young settles alleged claims of sexual assault & harassment filed at EEOC: What lesson can be learned from this settlement?
The reported settlement of a charge filed at the EEOC by Jessica Casucci against her employer, Ernst and Young, involves Jessica leaving the firm. Jessica had first filed an internal complaint with the firm’s global diversity officer but was allegedly ...Read More »
Plaintiff-appellant, Anthony Paganas appeals from a judgment entered on Dec. 6, 2016, dismissing his claim for overtime pay under FLSA and the New York Labor Law. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of Total Management Solution, LLC (TMS). ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals has clarified rules governing when interns are entitled to salary under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case is Wang v. Hearst Corporation, decided on Dec. 8, 2017(16-3302-cv). The following factors are controlling when interns are ...Read More »