Labor and Employment Law

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PA Supreme Court Affirms Nine-Figure Judgment Against Wal-Mart
Posted on 19 Dec 2014 by Philip Miles

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Braun v. Wal-Mart [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to subscribers ]. A jury trial ended with a $188 million verdict in favor of a class of 188,000... Read More

Putting Together the Puzzle on Off-Duty Emails and Overtime
Posted on 26 May 2015 by Jon Hyman

Employers, I can see the writing on the wall, and it’s not looking good for your continued reliance on your non-exempt employees using their smartphones off-the-clock. In the past few days, this issue has picked up a ton of momentum. First, the... Read More

Off-Clock Work: "Flintstone" Laws in a "Buck Rogers" World
Posted on 20 Jan 2012 by Robin Shea

It seems like such an insignificant little case, but it's really a can of exploding snakes . An Illinois woman who was terminated after she was caught working during her lunch period has won her claim for unemployment. (The employer said that... Read More