Court Rules Fendi Broke State Labor Laws

Law360, New York (March 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has affirmed that Fendi North America violated California labor laws when it fired without cause a longtime Italian employee due to visa complications.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit batted down Fendi’s argument that a federal immigration law preempted California labor regulations, which ban employers from terminating an employee without good cause.

The court upheld a lower court’s ruling that California’s labor laws did not conflict with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 in this case,...
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