Legal subject matter can sometimes be fairly simple and straightforward and at other times notably complex.
On April 11, 2018, a putative class of employees led by Jacquette Smith (collectively, "Plaintiffs") filed a lawsuit in Illinois state court alleging their employer, Andy Frain Services Inc. ("Defendant"), was collecting and storing their personal information through a finger-scan timekeeping device, in violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA").
There have always been on-the-job claims that stress unlawful discrimination aimed at older workers.
As a new mother, you may be wondering what types of protections and accommodations you can expect in the workplace. The laws surrounding such issues vary greatly by state. In this post, we examine the legal protections a new or expecting mother in Connecticut can anticipate:
Any number of business principals in Connecticut and nationally can tick off multiple plusses linked with mandatory arbitration being used to resolve workplace disputes.
Next stop, U.S. Supreme Court?
On February 16, 2018, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, dismissed a proposed class action against Uber Technologies Inc. ("Uber"), the suit alleged Uber's rule prohibiting drivers from carrying a gun violates their constitutional rights. Judge Bloom found that Jose Mejia ("Plaintiff"), an Uber driver proposing to lead a class of all persons similarly situated, failed to plead an injury in fact, and, therefore, lacked standing to sue.
Employees at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who deal with the public weren't exactly idle last year.
On February 9, 2018, Uber Technologies Inc. ("Uber") and Waymo LLC ("Waymo") announced a deal in which Uber will pay Waymo 0.34 percent of its equity to settle Waymo's claims that it stole trade secrets and infringed patents related to Waymo's proprietary laser system used to help guide driverless vehicles. At a $72 billion valuation, 0.34 percent of Uber's equity equates to approximately $245 million. As part of the deal, Uber also has agreed not to incorporate Waymo trade secrets into its autonomous vehicle hardware and software.