join our network! affiliate login  
Custom Search
Daily and Weekly Editions • Articles • Alerts • Expert Advice • Learn More

Employment Law Blog

Friday, October 26, 2007

Week In Review (October 26, 2007)

Most Popular Federal Law Article

[url=“”>10 Types of “Caregiver Discrimination” Identified By the EEOC.</A>
On May 23, 2007, the EEOC issued guidance on an increasingly complex area of employment law, indicating that it will begin to focus more intently on what it calls “caregiver discrimination.” Caregivers can include employee parents (or soon to be parents) with small children, employees who care for aging parents as adult children, or employees who care for disabled individuals. 
Located On: Helms Mulliss & Wicker

Most Popular State Law Article

<a >Rest Break and Meal Period Claims After Murphy v. Kenneth Cole Productions.</A>
The California Supreme Court decided earlier this year, in Murphy v. Kenneth Cole Productions, that the one-hour premium employees receive for violation of meal break or rest period laws is a wage and not a penalty. Because the statute of limitations for unpaid wages is three years (or four years under an unfair competition theory), and the statute of limitations for penalties is only one year, Murphy means that multi-million class actions against state-wide employers are potentially three times more lucrative for plaintiffs and their lawyers. As a result, the plaintiffs’ bar continues enthusiastically to file class actions alleging violations of the meal and break laws.
Located On: Shaw Valenza LLP

Most Popular Headlines

<a TARGET=“_blank”]Boss sets the tone for employees’ morale[/url]
Post Gazette - October 23, 2007

Posted by Patrick Della Valle on 10/26 at 09:10 AM
Week in Review