Dorothy! Dorothy! It’s a data breach!

A federal judge in the District of Kansas has permitted a class action lawsuit to proceed against an employer accused of failing to take adequate safeguards to prevent a data breach allegedly exposing the personal information of approximately 2,000 employees.  The lead plaintiff alleges that the data breach resulted in the filing of a fake… Continue reading Dorothy! Dorothy! It’s a data breach!

CA Labor Commissioner Uber Ruling a Reminder to Evaluate Independent Contractor Status

The California Labor Commissioner has ruled that an Uber driver is an employee, not an independent contractor, despite the driver’s signing an independent contractor agreement.  (Click here to read the ruling.)  Like Oregon, California law employs a multi-factor test to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor — even if the worker agrees… Continue reading CA Labor Commissioner Uber Ruling a Reminder to Evaluate Independent Contractor Status

EEOC: Title VII Applies to Transgender Employees

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently filed a brief in support of a wrongful termination and harassment lawsuit brought by a transgender former employee of Saks & Co.  The EEOC asserts that gender expression is a component of sex discrimination under Title VII.  The brief comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by… Continue reading EEOC: Title VII Applies to Transgender Employees