A Texas federal judge on Thursday delayed until March an imminent National Labor Relations Board rule change that will make it tougher for employers to show they are not joint employers while the court mulls a business coalition's challenge.
As the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether an interstate transportation worker exemption to federal arbitration law depends on a worker’s industry, attorneys said employers could avoid the issue by rewriting arbitration agreements to focus instead on state arbitration laws. Here, Law360 explores the issue.
SunTrust will pay $14 million to a group of Black financial advisers to end their Washington, D.C., federal court class action alleging the bank blocked them from working with lucrative clients because of their race, a deal that the judge called one of the largest recent bias settlements.
In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy discusses five notable circuit court... (more story)
A recent amendment to New York City's sick leave law authorizes employees for the first time to sue their employer... (more story)
A recent report from the New York State Department of Labor indicates that bias against transgender and nonbinary ... (more story)
Three co-defendants of former Philadelphia union leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty have been sentenced for their participation in an embezzlement scheme spearheaded by the former International Brotherhood of ... (more story)
The United Auto Workers and one of its affiliates urged a Michigan federal judge to dismiss accusations that the union violated its fiduciary duty in connection with an individual's claim for benefits, saying ... (more story)
A Ninth Circuit panel handed the National Labor Relations Board a pair of victories in a dispute over union dues, holding that valid dues authorization forms can be worded in a variety of ways and that employe... (more story)
A California bankruptcy judge Thursday approved the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's request to dismiss its own bankruptcy after okaying the union's settlement of a long-running legal dispute with... (more story)
A Texas federal judge has refused to toss a pilot's proposed class action accusing American Airlines of packing its $26 billion retirement plan with investments that focused too heavily on environmental, socia... (more story)
When the Hollywood writers' strike ended in September, there was a 24-hour period of euphoria before Writers Guild staff and members turned their attention elsewhere. Ann Burdick, general counsel of the Writer... (more story)
Bonds arranged by a government-created authority for the expansion of a private Pennsylvania college did not become "public funds" through the government's involvement — or subject the project to prevailing wa... (more story)
A former Waterbury Hospital executive is suing her ex-employer in Connecticut federal court, saying it posted her job on a career site while she was on medical leave and then fired her so the CEO could "replac... (more story)
A proposed class action claiming a Los Angeles-area Waldorf Astoria hotel owes workers wages will head back to state court after a California federal judge found that the luxury hotel didn't show the amount in... (more story)
A news videographer's concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine fell short of qualifying as a sincerely held religious belief, according to a Boston federal judge whose ruling Thursday dismissed the fired ... (more story)
The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday declined to reinstate a case brought against Mayo Clinic by a Black former clinical specialty representative who alleged she was treated differently than white employees throu... (more story)
A California state judge has refused to ax a religious discrimination claim against the ABC television network by crew members of "General Hospital" who unsuccessfully sought exemptions from its COVID-19 vacci... (more story)
Google urged a Texas federal judge to grant it a pretrial win in a former sales manager's lawsuit alleging the company's push to replace older men with younger female workers cost him his job, saying the evide... (more story)
A New Jersey state judge on Thursday tossed several allegations against the state's Office of the Public Defender in a suit brought by a former employee alleging that she was forced to resign because of discri... (more story)
The U.S. Department of Labor's new rule regulating whether workers are independent contractors or employees under federal law muddies the classification waters and might put freelance journalists out of work, ... (more story)
A private prison operator systematically stiffs correctional workers for time spent in mandatory preshift security screenings, a pair of workers alleged in a proposed class and collective action filed in Tenne... (more story)
BNSF Railway Co. is urging a Washington federal court to dismiss claims that it fired a worker for using medical leave, arguing that the evidence shows the company honestly believed the worker misused leave as vacation days.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday twice lobbed the phrase "judge shopping" at lawyers for an au pair placement agency that, four years into a proposed collective wage action by former child care worker... (more story)
A janitorial services company asked a Virginia federal court to dismiss it from a wage action, arguing it is a mere holding company without personal connections either to Virginia or a cleaner who alleged she ... (more story)
Kaufman Dolowich has added to its newly launched Delaware office the former co-managing partner of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP's office in the First State.
Charter Communications ducked sanctions for its failure to turn over documents related to allegations that it misclassified trainee employees as overtime-exempt, but a California federal court warned the telec... (more story)
College athletes fighting for a slice of the broadcasting profits their games earn will have to wait until the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decides whether to consolidate their case with another ... (more story)
A California state judge issued a directed verdict for Coldwell Banker's Orange County division in a case where a rival real estate company accused it of poaching employees and stealing trade secrets.
In Cantor Fitzgerald v. Ainslie, the Delaware Supreme Court last month upheld the enforceability of forfeiture-for-competition provisions in limited partnership agreements, providing a noteworthy opinion amid ... (more story)