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Friday, February 15, 2008

Week In Review (February 15, 2008)

Most Popular Federal Law Article

[url=“”>Appeals Court Says Company Policy Restricting Overtime Does Not Trump Compensation Obligations.</A>
A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay one-and-a-half times the regular rate of pay as compensation to employees who perform overtime work even though the work was not authorized and was in violation of company policy. The case, Chao v. Gotham Registry, Inc., No. 06-2432-cv (2d Cir. Jan. 24, 2008), dates back to 1992 when the Secretary of Labor sued Gotham Registry, Inc. (“Gotham”), a staffing agency, for not paying overtime wages to the nurses it employed.
Located On: Jackson Lewis LLP

Most Popular State Law Article

<a >California Employers Not Required To Accommodate Medical Marijuana Users.</A>
The California Supreme Court recently rejected a lawsuit brought by an employee who was terminated shortly after his employer learned that he had tested positive for marijuana. According to the court, employers have the right to conduct preemployment drug tests and to fire, or refuse to hire, individuals who test positive for illegal drugs – even if they are used for medicinal purposes. Ross v. RagingWire Telecommunications, Inc., No. S138130, California Supreme Court (January 24, 2008).
Located On: Ogletree Deakins

Most Popular Headlines

<a TARGET=“_blank”]Handling tricky questions in a job interview[/url]
Baltimore Sun - February 11, 2008

Posted by Patrick Della Valle on 02/15 at 10:01 AM
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