Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

Employment Law – the latest on Alorica’s settlement, OSHA’s proposal and more.

Alorica Pays $135,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Published on jdsupra.com

ATLANTA – Alorica Inc., a telesales and data services company that acquired Ryla Teleservices, Inc., will pay $135,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Ryla, the agency announced today… [ Read More ]

Willful Blindness on Trade Secrets: Employers Could Pay a Heavy Price by Dean LeDoux  Published on jdsupra.com

A recent trial experience provided an extraordinary lesson on the significant legal exposure employers face when hiring away employees from a competitor. I recently completed a jury trial in which my client obtained a $22.7 million verdict against a competing company that had hired away two of my client’s employees who had secretly taken numerous computer files belonging to my client and then used them for the benefit of their new employer…. [ Read More ]

OSHA Proposal Would Require E-Reporting and Public Posting of Injury and Illness Data by Meghan Doherty, Alex Tomaszczuk Published on jdsupra.com

On November 8, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a new rule which, if adopted, will require employers to electronically report injury and illness data on a quarterly basis. This information is currently collected by employers under 29 C.F.R. § 1904… [ Read More ]

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