The Coca-Cola Co. is facing a lawsuit alleging the company's bottling and processing plants in Guatemala unleashed a violent campaign that included rape and murder to intimidate union leader employees and their families.
A federal judge has trimmed a former Ernst & Young LLP employee's putative wage-and-hour class action, tossing her claim that the Big Four accounting firm failed to provide proper meal and rest breaks as well as her bid for injunctive relief.
A federal judge has agreed to cut certain job categories from a collective action accusing Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. of failing to pay overtime wages to hog processing line production employees for time spent donning and doffing gear.
A judge has rejected unsecured creditors' request to bar bonus payments associated with bankrupt ProtoStar Ltd.'s $185 million satellite sale while they appeal the order approving the payments, despite the creditors' belief that they will prevail in the dispute.
Two female former vice presidents of the American International Group Inc. financial unit that was embroiled in the subprime mortgage meltdown have accused AIG of illegally capping their pay; fostering a lewd, anti-woman atmosphere; and axing them for reporting the bias.
A complaint against Abercrombie & Fitch Co. filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges the clothing retailer fired a female employee for wearing her Islamic headscarf.
An employee of the American Automobile Association brought a putative class action against the company Thursday, accusing it of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by not giving dispatchers credit for all hours worked in an effort to avoid paying them overtime wages.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. John Conyers, D-Mich., have introduced a bill that would restrict executive compensation and make it easier for workers to recover wages during corporate bankruptcies.
In an attempt to get to the bottom of sexual harassment allegations against Texas-based Malaise Law Firm PC, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has moved to force the firm to turn over its employment records.
Digital marketing firm Atrinsic Inc. has filed a $20 million trade secrets suit against Converge Direct LLC, alleging that the rival hired away a senior account manager who had access to confidential company data and that the former employee violated a noncompete pact.
An overseer of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac warned congressmen Thursday against cutting compensation at the mortgage giants, saying a loss of talent at the two entities could jeopardize nascent recovery in the housing market.
Gryphon Networks Corp. has amended a patent infringement lawsuit against Contact Center Compliance Corp. over do-not-call registry technology, alleging that the rival interfered with an employment contract by hiring a former Gryphon global account executive as director of sales.
A federal magistrate judge has conditionally certified a class of pest technicians in a lawsuit accusing exterminator Terminix International Co. of failing to pay its employees overtime compensation.
An Indiana appeals court has denied a bid from orthopedic implant manufacturer Zimmer Inc. to bar a former vice president from working for rival Biomet Inc., upholding a lower court ruling that the executive would be unlikely to share information at his new job.
The Waldorf-Astoria, a Manhattan landmark, is facing a new class action accusing it of skimming gratuities customers believed went directly to the waitstaff at the Hilton Worldwide Inc.-owned hotel's private dining events.
The Blackstone Group LP has been hit with a putative class action alleging the investment firm fails to pay its administrative assistants overtime wages.
A federal judge has sanctioned Brookhaven National Laboratories for missing a deadline to provide discovery information in an employment discrimination suit, and he scolded the lab's counsel at Seyfarth Shaw LLP for their arguments against the sanctions.
A federal judge has dismissed state law claims in a suit filed by polypropylene compound maker RheTech Inc. accusing a former employee of stealing trade secrets and patenting a wood-plastic composite he helped develop while under contract with the company.
Arent Fox LLP has continued to expand its Los Angeles office, adding a partner from Jones Day to its labor and employment practice.
A former DLA Piper attorney is planning to appeal the dismissal of her case accusing the firm of retaliating against her by showing a reporter sealed documents from a separate dispute in which she accused the firm of race discrimination.