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News Notes: Court Explains Who’s A Joint Employee Under the FMLA

  When Air France denied family leave for employee Stephane Moreau, who worked at the San Francisco International Airport, the airline argued it wasn’t covered by state and federal family leave laws because it had fewer than 50 employees within a 75-mile radius of Moreau’s workplace. Moreau countered that Air France was covered because it […]

Age Discrimination: TV Writers’ Lawsuit Claims Age Bias

A group of 28 screenwriters have filed a class action lawsuit against the major television networks, studios and talent agencies, claiming that a pattern of age discrimination exists in the television industry that has squeezed out writers who are over 40. The writers charge that the networks, studios and agents are so eager to capture […]

EEOC Receives Record Number of Discrimination Complaints

Employees filed a record number of discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this year, according to a report released by the enforcement agency. The 99,947 charges received account for all claims of discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, religion, age and disability, as well as claims filed under the Equal Pay […]

Workers’ Compensation: Governor Signs Reform Package, Employers to Soon See Savings

Gov. Davis has signed landmark legislation to reform California’s troubled workers’ compensation system and put a lid on the upward spiral in workers’ comp costs faced by California employers. And now, after having pored over the numbers, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) has recommended that the 12 percent pure premium rate increase scheduled […]