CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2013 |
Even if discrimination plays a role in a worker's firing, an employer will not be liable for back pay or other compensation if the employee would have been fired anyway for poor performance, the California Supreme Court decided Thursday. The 6-0 ruling, with one justice recused, is likely to change the way most discrimination cases are handled in California, lawyers in the case said. In the past, employees could receive compensation, including back pay and damages, and win reinstatement if they could prove that discrimination was "a motivating factor" in a firing.
July 13, 2012 |
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will take back compensation from employees responsible for trading losses that it said have so far totaled $5.8 billion. Three London-based employees responsible for the bank's bungled derivatives trades have left the bank and will be subject to maximum claw-backs, executives said Friday morning. The claw-backs would equal about twice the employees' annual compensation, though JPMorgan execs would not detail how much would be taken back, nor would they name the employees.
May 11, 2012 |
You're always telling your mother you owe her. Now, the American Coalition for Labor Reparations has a worksheet you can use to calculate exactly how much back pay Mom deserves. Here's the logic: “Every laborer deserves a wage. Your mother went into labor for you and has never been repaid.” We should mention that the coalition doesn't exist for most of the year - it's a gag dreamed up by ad agency Mother New York. There's even a faux PSA video featuring a crew of mothers - some describing pretty graphic scenarios.
May 10, 2012 |
NEW DELHI - Hundreds of Air India pilots did not report to work Thursday, the fourth day of a sickout to protest their treatment by management, a dispute that so far has resulted in the cancellation of numerous international flights and cost about 45 pilots their jobs. Officials said the Mumbai-based airline was forced to cancel more than 35 international flights this week, including several bound for New York and Frankfurt, because of the protest. India's aviation minister called the sickout illegal, the airline said it had fired some pilots, and a high court called for negotiations.
October 2, 2011 |
Mike Leach coached Texas Tech to college football prominence, directing the nation's top passing game and soundly defeating Nebraska and Oklahoma two seasons ago. Before the Red Raiders played in a bowl game that year, he was fired. The sport has continued to peak in popularity and sink in scandal since, with Leach's tale producing his book "Swing Your Sword," which advances his contention that university friction toward paying a free-spirit football coach more than $1 million combined with accusations aired by ESPN college football analyst Craig James to force his ouster.
November 19, 2010
It is particularly rich ? pardon the expression ? that Meg Whitman this week tied up one of the remaining loose ends of her gubernatorial campaign by agreeing to pay her former housekeeper $5,500. Whitman, you'll remember, spent more of her own money in her race for governor than any candidate for any office in American history. And she lost. There are plenty of explanations for that, but one has particular salience: her dramatic rejection by Latinos, California's fastest-growing, soon-to-be-majority ethnic group.