Employment Law

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Wells Fargo Fires Man for Stealing a Dime 49 Years Ago

Oh, Wells Fargo. And here I had decided that you were the least evil member of the banking family. You might still be—which is not saying much—but this is pretty bad. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage fired Richard Eggers in July,…


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The Two-Million-Dollar Moon

I believe it was Confucius who said: He who would moon a superior should first consider whether his profit-sharing plan has vested, but whoever said it, those were words of wisdom. The plaintiff in Selch v. Columbia Management ignored them in…



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UPDATED: Court Declares Brewing Beer an “Essential Service”

Beer is essential, of course, but in this case the question was whether brewing it is an "essential service" that could justify preventing brewery workers from going on strike. According to the Telegraph, a Lithuanian court ruled earlier this month that…


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UPDATED: Soccer Player Blames the Baptists for Ruining His Career

According to The Guardian, a former semi-professional soccer player (yes, I know it's called "football" over there but I'm not over there) has sued the Baptist Church, or at least the Baptist Union of Great Britain, for allegedly ruining his…


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Sugar Plum Fairy Fired for Cursing During Drug Test

St. Charles, Missouri, has been in the news before (my news, at least), back when it was contemplating an ordinance that would have banned "profane language" anywhere alcoholic beverages are sold, a ban that would have been unconstitutional as well…


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Hooters Suing Twin Peaks, Which Previously Sued Grand Tetons

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hooters of America, which you will not be surprised to learn is the operator and franchisor of Hooters restaurants, has sued a former vice-president and his new company for allegedly stealing Hooters' trade secrets. The…



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Plaintiff Compares Former Boss to Sauron, Self to Baggins

Analogies are tricky in legal writing, mainly because of the risk you may stretch one too far and lose credibility. This one might have been a bit overstretched. According to the Telegraph, which reported the story in November 2010 and…