The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that an employer is directly liable when one of its employees sexually harasses a member of the public, even if the employer neither knew nor should have known of the conduct.
An Illinois Supreme Court ruling makes it easier to sue companies for damages for collecting biometric data, such as a thumb print, without telling consumers or employees how the information will be used.
The 35-day government shutdown may be over, but the after-effects remain significant. While federal employees will eventually receive back pay, that is not the case for those employed by federal contractors or subcontractors.
The Texas Court of Appeals, Third District, found the Austin, Texas, paid sick leave ordinance is unconstitutional because it is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act. The appellate court issued a temporary injunction blocking the ordinance and returned the case to a lower court for further proceedings.
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