The North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA), which will take effect on December 31, provides a mechanism that allows workers to more easily report—and state agencies to more easily prosecute—employers that misclassify workers as independent contractors instead of employees.
Category: Employment Law
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a noncompete claim against a former employee, finding it was based on a contract that was otherwise invalid.
With lawsuits against ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the news, the issue of whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee has been getting quite a bit of attention recently. The following case involved an employee performing what now seems like an almost old-fashioned occupation: taxicab driver.
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey recently ruled that an employee could bring a defamation claim against his former employer and several of his former coworkers based on rumors they allegedly spread about the reason for his termination.
Arbitration, long a favored method of handling workplace disputes, would be removed as an option in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases if a new bill introduced in Congress becomes law.
Some of you may have heard of the legal entanglement surrounding the University of Tennessee’s botched hiring of controversial coach Greg Schiano. Today we are happy to share the legal analysis of FordHarrison attorney Joshua Sudbury.
A hotel housekeeping employee was brutally raped by a trespasser while she was working at the hotel. The employee sued her employer for violating the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provisions requiring it to protect her from nonemployee sexual harassment.
Certain employers are facing a December 15 deadline to submit injury and illness data to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The EEOC just settled a case against a convenience store chain operator with stores in Texas and New Mexico for a whopping $950,000. The EEOC claimed the company had discriminated against pregnant workers by subjecting them to different working conditions—and also told the workers they would not have been hired had the company known about […]
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—recently issued a decision sending a race discrimination case back to the district court for trial.