In Halpern v. Marion P. Thomas Charter School, 2013 WL 4607437 (N.J. App. Div. Aug. 30, 2013) (unpub.), the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a teacher had overcome the presumption of at-will employment by showing that she had a contract for a term of employment that, due to a drafting mistake, did not include “at-will” terminology and did not contain a termination clause. In the absence of such provisions, the intent of the parties was unclear and the school’s motion for summary judgment should have been denied.
11th Circuit Revives Lawsuit Challenging Legality of Alabama’s Ban on Local Minimum Wage Ordinances
On July 25, 2018, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Birmingham federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the February 2016 Alabama Uniform Minimum Wage and Right to Work Act (commonly known as “the Minimum Wage Act”). The Minimum Wage Act provided the Alabama state legislature with the authority to control the regulation of wages within the state of Alabama, including the establishment of a state minimum wage.
Termination for Cause Insufficient to Deny Employee Compensation Already Earned
he plaintiff sued for, inter alia, breach of contract when his employer failed to adhere to the deferred compensation provision of his five-year consulting agreement. The agreement provided that during the first year of employment, the plaintiff would defer $125,000 of salary for his five-year contract while the employer strengthened its cash position.
Hold on Bill to End Per-Country Cap Lifted
In July 2012, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, agreed to lift his hold on the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 3012) that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. As we reported in the December 2011 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, under current law, the total