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Owner of 25 Wisconsin McDonald's settles sexual harassment claim

The owner of 25 McDonald's franchises in Wisconsin is settling a federal class action lawsuit for sexual harassment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing on behalf of 10 female employees.

Duty to Accommodate

A newspaper recently agreed to pay a disabled employee $150,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit.  A commercial print manager for the Jackson Sun took a medical leave of absence from work related to a spinal surgery and subsequent permanent spinal cord damage.  Following his return to work, and after only one week back on the job, the print manager was fired.  An EEOC press release alleges that Jackson Sun did not make a good-faith effort to accommodate the print manager's disability.

Workers lose in Supreme Court overtime case

As the U.S. Supreme Court's session comes to a close, it feels as if decisions are released at breakneck speed. With so many rulings handed down each day -- and with one major opinion held until the last hour -- it can be easy to overlook one or two. The court's opinion in a Fair Labor Standards Act case earlier this month could easily be overlooked. However, the decision will affect an untold number of employees and will change the employment law landscape in every state.

Music sharing service CEO claims retailer breached job contract

Both companies and employees are bound by the contents of a signed job agreement. The elements of the contract can sometimes extend past a worker's last date of employment, if the parties agree to certain provisions in a severance package. An employment contract remains in effect until the provisions are satisfied.

Federal agencies team up for national chain's hiring investigation

There may be another labor scandal on the scale of Postville in the making. In an unusual move this month, a high-level economic watchdog has stepped into an investigation concerning allegations of employment law violations concerning illegal immigrants at a popular nationwide food chain. A Securities and Exchange Commission probe into hiring practices at Chipotle Mexican Grill has resulted in a subpoena for additional information.

Wisconsin county pays hefty settlement in discrimination suit

On the eve of Mother's Day, we thought we would discuss a settlement reached at the end of April between Waupaca County and a sheriff's deputy who just happens to be a woman. While the county maintains there was no violation of the deputy's civil rights, the settlement awards the deputy back pay with interest, attorney's fees and damages -- about $142,000 all told.

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