EEOC Issues Landmark Ruling in Transgender Employee Rights Case

EEOC Issues Landmark Ruling in Transgender Employee Rights Case

Today Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Transgender Law Center announced a groundbreaking decision in the case Lusardi v. McHugh, pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces U.S. laws against workplace discrimination.

 

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Dean Harvey Moderates ABA Panel on The Law and Economics of Employee Solicitation and Hiring

Dean Harvey Moderates ABA Panel on The Law and Economics of Employee Solicitation and Hiring

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law and the Section of Labor and Employment Law presents a panel discussion titled “From High-Tech Labor to Sandwich Artists: The Law and Economics of Employee Solicitation and Hiring” on March 25, 2015. Lieff Cabraser attorney Dean M. Harvey will serve as moderator for this event.

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Kelly Dermody Addresses U.S. Naval Group on Equal Rights for Women in the Workplace

Kelly Dermody Addresses U.S. Naval Group on Equal Rights for Women in the Workplace

On March 10, 2015, Kelly M. Dermody, the managing partner of Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office and chair of the firm’s employment practice group, served as the keynote speaker at a celebration of Women’s History Month by the Command Headquarters of the Naval Supply Systems (NAVSUP) in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP provides U.S. naval forces with quality supplies and services.

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Law360 Recognizes Kelly Dermody as Employment Law MVP

Law360 Recognizes Kelly Dermody as Employment Law MVP

Law360, a subsidiary of LexisNexis, has named Lieff Cabraser attorney Kelly M. Dermody as one of the top six employment lawyers in the nation and designated her an “Employment MVP” for 2014. As Law360 explains, the award honors “elite attorneys” who have had outstanding “successes in high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals and complex global matters.”

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Apple Google Intel and Adobe to Settle Anti-Poaching Suit

Kelly M. Dermody of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced today that a settlement has been reached with Apple Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corporation, and Adobe Systems Inc. in the class action lawsuit charging that these companies violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring for years to suppress the pay of technical, creative, and research and development employees, including by agreeing not to actively recruit each other’s employees. The terms of the settlement are confidential until Plaintiffs file their settlement papers with the Court next month. [Read more…]

What is the Difference Between B-1 and H-1B Visas?

The Difference Between B-1 and H-1B Visas

B-1 visas are for business persons traveling to the U.S. for a short-term visit, such as to attend a conference, negotiate a contract, or participate in short-term training. B-1 visa holders generally may not perform skilled or unskilled labor while in the U.S. H-1B visas are for foreign nationals who are temporarily employed in the U.S. in positions that require specialized knowledge and high levels of education. The application process is highly regulated and limited to 85,000 visas annually. The employer must certify that the salary of the employee with the H-1B visa is within the prevailing salary for similarly qualified and educated employees working in the U.S.

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Ninth Circuit Denies Review of District Court’s Class Certification Order in High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied review of the district court’s order certifying a class of technical employees who worked at seven high-tech companies—including Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel—from approximately 2005 through 2009. As a result, the class certification order stands. [Read more…]