Ambiguity in settlement agreements can sabotage finality and certainty as a recent California decision shows.
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From: Calif.: Settlement Agreements May Trap the Unwary Employer for Court Costs

    

By Littler

In its first published opinion on the topic, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently ruled in Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp. that an employer is liable for harassment by a third party when the employer knows or reasonably should have known about the harassment and fails to take prompt, remedial action reasonably calculated to end the harassment.

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From: Fourth Circuit Holds Employer Liable for Third-Party Racial and Sexual Harassment

    

By Littler

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton celebrated Mother’s Day by signing the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), a nine-part law intended to break down barriers for women in the workplace.1 Of particular importance to state contractors is a provision amending the Minnesota Human Rights Act to require certain state contractors to obtain periodically a certificate from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) regarding compliance with equal pay laws. This requirement will apply to businesses with state contracts or agreements for goods or services2 in exce

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From: Minnesota Imposes New Obligations on State Government Contractors

    

By Littler

This week, Minnesota passed the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), a nine-part law intended to break down barriers for women in the workplace.

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From: Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act Becomes Law

    

By Littler

Recently, the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued CVS Pharmacy, Inc. because CVS required employees to sign a release that the EEOC claims was “overly broad, misleading, and unenforceable” due to provisions in the release which allegedly infringed on the employees’ rights to file charges of discrimination and participate in EEOC investigations.1 On April 30, 2014, the Phoenix District Office of the EEOC sued CollegeAmerica Denver, Inc.

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From: They Really Mean It: the EEOC Sues Another Employer for Allegedly Overbroad Releases

    

By Littler

Over the past several years, we have written repeatedly about the efforts of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (the OFCCP) to gain jurisdiction over health care providers based solely on providers’ participation in TRICARE – the federal program that provides health care services to members of the military and their families.

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From: Does OFCCP Have Jurisdiction Over TRICARE Participants? Stay Tuned. The Answer Lies Years In The Future

    

By Littler

Legislation to restrict employers’ access to applicants’ and employees’ personal online content continues its rapid expansion in 2014.1 Three weeks after Wisconsin became the 13th state to adopt its own social media password protection law, on April 29, 2014, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed his own state’s password protection law. This new law goes into effect on January 1, 2015.

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From: Tennessee Joins the Growing List of States Limiting Employers’ Access to Personal Online Content