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Firing employee on heels of FMLA leave suggests interfering with reinstatement, retaliation

November 14th, 2018

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
The timing of an employee’s termination just a few days after she returned from FMLA leave, based in part on a two-day absence that she claimed was approved, raised triable issues on her FMLA retaliation claim, ruled a federal district court in Michigan. Also denying summary judgment on her FMLA interference [Read more...]

Massage therapy students working in school clinics not FLSA employees

November 13th, 2018

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
Former massage therapy students who attended a for-profit vocational school were not employees of the school under the FLSA, ruled the Tenth Circuit. Applying the six factors announced in Reich v. Parker Fire Protection District, the appeals court found that the students were required to complete a minimum number of clinical hours [Read more...]

Sneak preview of EEOC FY 2018 data shows inquiries to agency up 30 percent

November 13th, 2018

The EEOC has provided a sneak preview of its fiscal year 2018 data, underscoring that it has responded to a significant increase in calls, emails and online inquiries about potential discrimination claims and high demand for its new Respectful Workplaces Training Program. More than 554,000 calls and emails came into the EEOC, with over 200,000 [Read more...]

New FLSA opinion letters include an about-face on 80/20 tip rule

November 12th, 2018

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
The Department of Labor on November 8 released four new opinion letters on FLSA compliance. One of those letters put an end to the controversial so-called 80/20 tip rule governing the employer tip credit when employees perform both tipped and non-tipped job duties. The change will have a huge impact on the [Read more...]

Researcher wins Title VII retaliation claim based on negative reference to future employer

November 12th, 2018

By Lorene D. Park, J.D.
Granting summary judgment for a medical researcher in part on his claim that the university for which he worked retaliated against him for a prior discrimination suit, a federal district court in Nevada found in his favor concerning a negative reference undisputedly given by his former supervisor to what would be [Read more...]