• Tracking A “Wave” Of Covid Lawsuits Vs Employers

    There have been more than 300 Covid-related lawsuits filed in U.S. courts since the beginning of the year, according to a tracking project by law firm Fisher Phillips. Issues raised included refusal to grant unpaid time off,...

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  • Caste Discrimination Alleged In Suit v Cisco

    Plaintiff California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges an unnamed engineer, whom it identifies as a Dalit, suffered repeated acts of discrimination, including lower pay and fewer opportunities, at the hands of two supervising engineers.

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  • Immigration Judges Sue DOJ, Claim They’re Being Muzzled

    The 460-plus U.S. Immigration judges, represented by the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), are suing the agency of the Department of Justice that oversees the immigration courts.

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  • Class Actions Target COBRA Election Notices

    In a time of widespread layoffs, there’s been a spate of class action lawsuits alleging that an employer’s’ COBRA “election notice” is deficient. Election notices are supposed to inform laid off or furloughed employees that they can...

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  • Nest Of Legal Issues Will Confront Higher Ed This Fall

    Uppermost is likely to be liability for students, staff or employees who contract the Covid-19 virus. In those cases the expert prognosis – as it has been for public-facing businesses in general – is that plaintiffs will...

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  • Businesses Posting Covid Disclaimers

    Enter at your own risk: From hair salons to stock exchanges to racetracks, more and more U.S. businesses are posting coronavirus waivers and requiring patrons and employees to sign before entering. This may soon be the new...

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  • In The UK: Virus Passports For Football?

    A system that integrates coronavirus testing with a “digital health passport” is said to have been developed by a company in the UK.  Noting the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the economy, and specifically on...

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  • Covid Litigation Dog Not Barking

    An anticipated surge in litigation blaming companies for exposing workers and consumers to the coronavirus at this point shows no signs of materializing. The presumed litigation onslaught is the premise upon which a largely Republican effort to...

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  • Employees Balking At “Tattleware”

    Working remotely during the pandemic is said to be such a success that it may become the post-Covid19 norm, but there is a downside that is taking a toll on some employees’ morale. MPRNEWS talked to an...

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  • State Courts Have Turned Into Bill Collectors

    Over a period of about three decades, the way state courts are used has fundamentally changed. In 1990, they typically fielded disputes between adversaries in contract disputes or other commercial matters, or in personal injury cases, and...

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