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You’ve Been WARNed: Protecting Your Company Amid Large-Scale Layoffs and Business Closures

After filing for bankruptcy last month, retail chain store Charming Charlie was sued by a former employee as part of a proposed class action lawsuit for alleged violations of the WARN Act. To avoid being in the unfortunate situation that Charming Charlie now faces – a potential lawsuit on top of bankruptcy proceedings – employers should ensure they know whether…
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Breaking News: SCOTUS Allows Discrimination Claim to Proceed, Absent Adherence to Statutory EEOC Filing Requirements

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Fort Bend County v. Davis opens a narrow door for plaintiffs to attempt bringing claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended without previously filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) asserting such claims. (more…)
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Crossroads Christian Church Owes Former Executive Pastor and Executive Assistant $3.7 Million in Retirement Benefits, Fort Worth Jury Finds 

A Tarrant County jury delivered a $3.7 million verdict against Crossroads Christian Church for failing to provide supplemental retirement benefits to its former Executive Pastor and his wife, both of whom served the church for more than 20 years. Mel Dietz, who previously served as Executive Pastor from 1995–2015, helped oversee church operations and multiple construction projects on Crossroads’ sprawling 150-acre campus in Grand Prairie. His wife, Vicki Dietz, worked directly for Crossroads’…
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