Legal Roundup

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: EEOC Sues Remedy Intelligent Staffing and Lornamead Inc. For Disability Discrimination

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 11, 2018

Remedy Intelligent Staffing, LLC (Remedy), a California-based staffing firm, and Lornamead, Inc. (Lornamead), a manufacturer headquartered in New York City, violated federal law when they refused to provide reasonable accommodation to a long- term temporary employee that would have enabled him to continue to work after his kidney condition worsened and instead terminated his employment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in Miami School Payimg $636.269 to 461 Employees for Wage Violations

By U.S. Department of Labor | Aug 11, 2018

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School of Miami, Florida, will pay $635,269 to 461 employees for violations of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found in a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Alorica Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $3.5 Million

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 11, 2018

The U.S. District Court approved a consent decree between Alorica, Inc. and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $3.5 million and remedial measures to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit, the federal agency announced.

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC Returns Money to People Targeted by Phony Debt Collection Scheme

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Aug 3, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 597 checks totaling more than $184,000 to people who were allegedly tricked into paying phony debts.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Settlement reached with Medical Device Company

By Arkansas Attorney General | Aug 3, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that she has joined a coalition of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government to settle allegations against Delaware-based medical device maker, Alere Inc

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Zachry Industrial, Inc. To Pay $135,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 3, 2018

Construction Company Wrongfully Terminated Employees Based on Their Medical History Despite Their Fitness for Duty, Federal Agency Charged.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill praises another dismissal of a lawsuit targeting fossil-fuel corporations

By Indiana Attorney General's Office | Jul 29, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that a 15-state coalition led by Indiana has prevailed in its support of a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by New York City against five fossil-fuel companies.

MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Consumer Protection Division Orders Swift Van Lines to Cease Operations and Pay Over $470,000 in Penalties and Costs

By Maryland Attorney General's Office | Jul 29, 2018

Maryland Attorney General's Office issued the following announcement on July 24.Maryland Moving Company Overcharged Consumers, Held Goods Hostage to Extract Payment.

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Settles With TCF National Bank

By Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | Jul 29, 2018

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) filed in federal district court a proposed settlement with TCF National Bank regarding its marketing and sale of overdraft services.

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: Deutsche Bank to Pay Nearly $75 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs

By U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | Jul 29, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that two U.S.-based subsidiaries of Deutsche Bank AG will pay nearly $75 million to settle charges of improper handling of “pre-released” American Depositary Receipts (ADRs).

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC and States Combat Fraudulent Charities That Falsely Claim to Help Veterans and Servicemembers

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Jul 29, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission, along with law enforcement officials and charity regulators from 70 offices in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico, announced more than 100 actions and a consumer education initiative in “Operation Donate with Honor,” a crackdown on fraudulent charities that con consumers by falsely promising their donations will help veterans and servicemembers.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Two IHOP Restaurants to Pay Nearly $1 Million to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jul 29, 2018

Two southern Illinois International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchises will pay $975,000 and furnish other relief to settle a systemic sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Cudd Energy Services to Pay $39,900 To Settle EEOC Racial Harassment And Retaliation Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jul 29, 2018

A Texas-based oilfield service company operating in Williston, N.D., will pay $39,900 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: EPA Settlements Resolve Alleged Violations of Toxic Chemical Reporting Requirements by Four New England Companies

By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Jul 21, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with four New England companies that resolve alleged violations of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), which requires companies and organizations to report their use and release of toxic chemicals.

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC Testifies before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee about Agency’s Work to Protect Consumers, Promote Competition, and Maximize Resources

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Jul 21, 2018

In testimony before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition, and stressed the agency’s commitment to maximizing its resources, enhancing its effectiveness, and anticipating and responding to changes in the marketplace.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Estée Lauder Companies to Pay $1.1 Million to Settle EEOC Class Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jul 21, 2018

Estée Lauder, one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, will pay $1,100,000 and provide other relief to resolve a lawsuit charging sex discrimination against male employees, which was filed by the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

ALABAMA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Steve Marshall announces court of Criminal Appeals upholds Etowah County Murder Conviction

By Alabama Attorney General | Jul 21, 2018

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the convictions of William Dangelo McKinney for murder and for domestic violence by strangulation.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Golden Corral Franchisee to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Sex Harassment Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jul 18, 2018

Jax, LLC, which operates a Golden Corral restaurant in Matthews, N.C., has agreed to pay $85,000 and provide other relief to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

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