15Dec

NURSING HOME SUED FOR UNIFORM POLICY

A certified nursing assistant, Carole Guerra, commenced a FLSA collective action alleging that HCR Manor Care, Inc., a nursing home in Philadelphia, failed to pay employees for time spent on maintaining uniforms outside of their regular work hours. Guerra seeks


10Dec

THIRD CIRCUIT HOLDS THAT EX-TD AMERITRADE EMPLOYEE REQUIRED TO ARBITRATE WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS

Earlier this week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that former TD Ameritrade employee, Boris Khazin, must arbitrate his whistleblower claims instead of suing in court. Khazin, who worked in the firm’s compliance group, sued TD Ameritrade for retaliating


02Dec

REPAIR TECHNICIANS FOR GENERAL ELECTRIC GRANTED CONDITIONAL CERTIFICATION IN WAGE AND HOUR SUIT

Last month, a New Jersey District Court judge granted conditional certification in a wage and hour collective action brought by appliance repair technicians employed by General Electric. Thirteen plaintiffs, who service appliances in customer’s homes, filed the lawsuit and alleged


13Nov

NEW YORK HOME HEALTH AGENCY SETTLES FALSE CLAIMS ACT LAWSUIT FOR $35 MILLION

Last week, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (“VNS”), a not-for-profit organization providing in-home care to New York residents, agreed to pay nearly $35 million to settle claims that it defrauded Medicaid by improperly billing ineligible patients for services


30Oct

NJ LEGISLATURE ADVANCES PAID SICK LEAVE BILL

The state Assembly Labor Committee voted 6-3 in favor of bill A2354/S785 that would guarantee paid sick leave for most private and public sector employees. Specifically, the bill states that employees would accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30


28Oct

NY ATTORNEY GENERAL SUES PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA FRANCHISEE FOR $2 MILLION

Earlier this month, New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued the owners of five Papa John’s pizza restaurants located in New York City for $2 million.  Papa John’s has been the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General


27Oct

QUINN EMANUEL MOVES TO SUMMARILY DISMISS TEMPORARY ATTORNEY’S OVERTIME CASE

In March 2014, William Henig filed a putative class and collective action against law firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhard and Sullivan LLP, and Providus New York LLC, a staffing company.  Henig is an attorney who was hired by Defendants on a


24Oct

THIRD CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS RENDERS DECISION IN FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT RETURN TO WORK CASE

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed the trial court’s decision that granted summary judgment in favor of defendant in a retaliation and interference case under the Family Medical Leave Act. In rendering its decision in Budhun v. Reading


22Oct

EEOC APPEALS DISMISSAL OF PREGNANCY BIAS CASE AGAINST BLOOMBERG TO SECOND CIRCUIT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission originally brought a class action suit on behalf of dozens of women against Bloomberg L.P., a company employing more than 15,000 people, alleging pregnancy discrimination.  The EEOC claimed that Bloomberg discriminated against women by


20Oct

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE SIGNS OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE ACT

As we previously reported, the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee advanced the Opportunity to Compete Act last winter, which would limit the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process.  On August 11, 2014, Governor Christie signed this bill into


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