Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

Employment Law –  the EEOC sues another employer for allegedly overboard releases, ex-warner interns win class cert. in wage and hour action and more.


Settlement Agreements May Trap the Unwary Employer for Court Costs, California Court Instructs by Mitchell F. Boomer Published on The National Law Review 

Ambiguity in settlement agreements can sabotage finality and certainty as a recent California decision shows. Where a settlement agreement is silent regarding litigation costs, an employee may obtain mandatory costs as the prevailing party under state law as the settlement proceeds constituted the required “net monetary recovery,” the California Court of Appeal has ruled… [ Read More ]


United States: They Really Mean It: The EEOC Sues Another Employer For Allegedly Overbroad Releases by Kerry E. Notestine, Terri M. Solomon and Daniel L. Thieme Published on Mondaq 

 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… [ Read More


Ex-Warner Interns Win Class Cert. In Wage-And-Hour Action By Kurt Orzeck Published on Law 360 

A New York federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of approximately 3,000 interns of Warner Music Group Corp. who were allegedly misclassified as exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements, finding a prima facie case of a common Fair Labor Standard Act violation… [ Read More ]


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