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Around the web, March 14

All-employment-law edition:

  • Wage-and-hour suits keep perking away: 75,000 Wal-Mart employees in Washington state [Post-Intelligencer]; $100 million demanded for tip-sharing Starbucks baristas [The Recorder]; Canada has it too as in huge overtime suit against Bank of Nova Scotia [CP/AsianCanadian.net]
  • California managers heave sigh of relief as state high court, 4-3, spares them personal exposure in retaliation claims [The Recorder]
  • Speaking of retaliation, before departing Gov. Spitzer passes into private life, spare a moment to recall one interestingly aggressive legal position he took as AG: that employees' walking off job to march in immigration-amnesty demonstrations was protected activity immune from employer discipline [Malkin]
  • Local governments across England obliged to "remortgage their town halls and raid reserves" to meet sweeping L2.8 billion retroactive comparable-worth order [Guardian]
  • EEOC "acutely disappointed" by court decision last fall curbing its quest for punitives in "pattern and practice" sex harassment charges [ChiTrib/TradingMarkets.com]
  • No age discrimination charge was ever more credible ["Speed Bump" cartoon]



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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