[UPDATED: 6/21 9:03 p.m.: Case number corrected]
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A government employer's
actions alleged to be retaliatory are not limited by the First Amendment's
petition clause unless the employee's petition is related...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on
June 20 reversed certification of a class of more than 1 million current and
former female employees of the nation's largest retailer after finding that
certification was not consistent...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A private attorney who is
temporarily retained by the government to carry out the government's work may
seek qualified immunity from a lawsuit under 42 U.S. Code Section 1983, a
unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Oklahoma Supreme Court
failed to properly apply a basic tenet of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)
when it declared the noncompete agreement in two employment contracts null and
void rather than leaving the determination...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The "supervisor" liability
rule established in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton (524 U.S. 775 )
and Burlington Indus., Inc. v. Ellerth (524 U.S. 742 ) should
apply to harassment by supervisors even...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer's offer of judgment in an
amount representing alleged unpaid wages plus attorney fees, costs and
expenses under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 to an employee who brought a
collective action under...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously
ruled Dec. 10 that a federal employee claiming that an agency action
appealable to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) violates an
antidiscrimination statute in 5 U.S. Code...