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July 02, 2009

United States Supreme Court Rules on Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The United States Supreme Court recently overturned a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion when it ruled that an employer did not violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) when, prior to the PDA’s enactment, it gave less retirement credit for pregnancy leave than for other medical leave.  AT&T Corp. v. Hulteen, __ U.S. __ (May 18, 2009), available at http://www.supremecourtus.gov...
July 02, 2009

EEOC Issues Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued its Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities to supplement its 2007 Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities.  Caregiver responsibilities include: childcare, eldercare, or care for a disabled individual. While the Guidance describes the circumstance...
July 02, 2009

Arbitrating Employment Disputes Under FINRA Rules

A professional employed in the securities industry will likely need to resolve a dispute with an employer via arbitration (instead of litigation) pursuant to the rules governing that industry. The United States securities industry is regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). FINRA was created in July 2007 through the consolidation of the National Association of Secur...
July 01, 2009

Disputes Regarding Commission Plans

Many employers pay sales commissions to employees, particularly in industries such as real estate, financial services, pharmaceutical sales, car sales, or other sales-related fields.  In a strong economy, commission plans benefit both employers and employees, however, when the economy weakens, disputes over commission payments often arise. Often these disputes arise when an employee leaves a ...
July 01, 2009

Proposed Federal Law Would Bar Certain Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements

Bills introduced in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives would, if signed into law, amend the Federal Arbitration Act to prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements in the employment, consumer, franchise, and civil rights contexts.  Proponents of these bills believe that the Federal Arbitration Act has been wrongly applied to disputes between parties of gr...
May 20, 2009

Employment Law Attorney Steve Kardell Files Lawsuit

Dallas employment lawyer Steve Kardell, a partner at Dallas employment law firm Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP, filed a lawsuit this week against the Texas Attorney General’s office on behalf of a whistleblower (http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/tx/weatherspoon.pdf). Plaintiff Ginger Weatherspoon alleges that she was terminated from her position as an attorney at the Office of the Attorney General becau...
April 28, 2009

Age Discrimination in Employment Act - Dallas Employment Lawyer Educates

Dallas, Texas -- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects individuals age forty or older from employment discrimination based on age, whether the individual is an employee or a job applicant. The ADEA applies to employers that (1) are engaged in an industry affecting commerce; and (2) employ twenty or more employees for each working day in each of twenty or more calen...
April 28, 2009

Unemployment Compensation in Texas by Dallas Lawyer

Unfortunately, the recent economic downturn has forced employers to lay off employees, many of whom may be entitled to unemployment compensation. Unemployment compensation funds are paid to certain unemployed workers who are searching for new jobs. The Texas Workforce Commission administers this government program and distributes funds from a tax paid by most employers. A person’s benefits ar...
April 28, 2009

Dallas Employment Lawyer Explains - Age Discrimination in Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects individuals age forty or older from employment discrimination based on age, whether the individual is an employee or a job applicant. The ADEA applies to employers that (1) are engaged in an industry affecting commerce; and (2) employ twenty or more employees for each working day in each of twenty or more calendar weeks during...
April 23, 2009

The Whistleblower Provisions in the Economic Stimulus Package

President Barack Obama recently signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the “Act”) in an effort to stimulate American’s sinking economy. The Act applies to whistleblowers who work for employers that will receive stimulus funds. It protects whistleblowers from reprisal if certain conditions are met. First, the whistleblower must report wrongful conduct related to: (1) gross...