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A Showdown Between Plaintiffs and Defendant RE: Federal Arbitration Act

A Showdown Between Plaintiffs and Defendant RE: Federal Arbitration Act October 4, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
MassachusettsAn overtime pay lawsuit proposed as a class action in Massachusetts promises to be closely watched by legal pundits and others, given the various issues at play in a case that alleges misclassification of employees, together with an interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act.
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Costco Discrimination Class Action Saved

Costco Discrimination Class Action Saved September 19, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
San Francisco, CA A federal appeals court has set aside–but not dismissed–a discrimination class action lawsuit brought by over 700 female Costco employees, who allege the company uses an "old boys' network" to bypass its female employees for promotion.
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Philadelphia Housing Authority Employees Sue

Philadelphia Housing Authority Employees Sue September 26, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and its executive director are in a pile of trouble, says attorney Michael Pileggi. Pileggi, who once worked for the PHA, is representing plaintiffs in a class action suit alleging that as many as 300 non-union employees were forced to pay into a slush fund that was used for the personal enrichment of their boss, Carl Greene.
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Final Four Coal Miners Found Dead

Final Four Coal Miners Found Dead April 10, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Montcoal, WV Rescuers and family members hoping that the final four miners not accounted four after a coal mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine might have survived the ordeal had their hopes crushed, when it was determined that the four did not survive. The mine explosion was the worst US coal mining disaster since 38 people were killed in 1970.
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Abercrombie & Fitch Face Complaints of Religious Discrimination

Abercrombie & Fitch Face Complaints of Religious Discrimination February 26, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a complaint against clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch for firing a Muslim employee who refused to remove her hijab, a head scarf which has varying religious connotations in the Muslim faith.
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Employer Sued Over Testing for Prescription Drug Use

Employer Sued Over Testing for Prescription Drug Use September 23, 2009. By Lucy Campbell.
In an interesting twist on employment law, Dura Automotive Systems Inc. in Tennessee is facing two separate lawsuits, both of which involve allegations that the company forced employees to undergo testing for legal drugs – specifically prescription pain killers.
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Resort Company Accused of Inaction Over Reverse Workplace Sexual Harassment Case

Resort Company Accused of Inaction Over Reverse Workplace Sexual Harassment Case September 18, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Murrells Inlet, SC The various nuances of employment law goes well beyond issues of unpaid overtime—and one of the most grievous aspects of an otherwise good employment environment gone wrong is when sexual harassment is involved.
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Firefighters Sue New Haven Over Tossing of Test Results

Firefighters Sue New Haven Over Tossing of Test Results July 11, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC Employment discrimination exists in many forms and some employment discrimination is surprising. However just when you think you have heard it all, an employee racial discrimination case comes along that tests levels of tolerance on both sides.
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Costco Workers Clocked Off and Locked In

Costco Workers Clocked Off and Locked In May 28, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Washington, DC: The giant discount club store Costco may soon find itself in a big box load of trouble. A cashier from a San Marcos, California warehouse store and several other Costco employees say their employer's daily routine of asking workers to clock out and then holding them in the store until all the doors are secured amounts to little more than false imprisonment--and a labor law violation.
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The Role of Personality Disorders in Employment Litigation

The Role of Personality Disorders in Employment Litigation March 4, 2009. By Dr. Stefanie Peters.
You may not be familiar with the formal diagnostic term, Personality Disorders, but as a practicing attorney, you undoubtedly have encountered individuals with these conditions. It's a fair bet that most of those encounters ended unpleasantly. For the plaintiff attorney, these are the clients who come in with a convincing and impassioned recitation of all the wrongs they have suffered in life or the workplace, but as discovery proceeds, you find the factual basis for their allegations appears thinner and thinner, and there may be a history of similar problems.
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