The United Auto Workers union has announced it is willing to renegotiate parts of its contract and has agreed to delays in contributions to a union-run health care program and a controversial program for laid-off auto workers in a bid to help the push for a federal bailout package valued at up to $34 billion.
A federal judge on Tuesday pared down slightly a putative class action that accuses Embarq Corp. of age discrimination and reducing retirement benefits in violation of federal and state laws.
A California grape grower that employs hundreds of seasonal workers a year has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to settle charges brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it refused to hire women.
Eleven black employees of a global food-service provider have filed a multimillion-dollar proposed class action against the company alleging that white supervisors harassed and discriminated against them, calling them names and prohibiting them from staffing catering functions.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $20 million settlement with now-defunct Los Angeles Weight Loss Centers Inc. over allegations that it repeatedly discriminated against qualified male applicants.
Two collective actions brought by disgruntled call center workers seeking unpaid overtime from Verizon Communications Inc. have been consolidated for trial in a federal court in Florida.
A bankruptcy judge on Monday preliminarily approved settlements between a trustee and former employees of People's Choice Home Loan Inc. seeking payments under the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act and California law.
An appeals court has ruled that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is not entitled to sovereign immunity in its battle with a class of bus drivers seeking overtime claims because it is not an arm of the state.
A magistrate judge has preliminarily approved a class action settlement that would disperse $1.05 million among a class of former Prudential Securities financial advisers and managers who claim they forfeited their benefits when they resigned after Prudential merged with Wachovia Corp. in 2003.
Quest Software Inc. has tentatively resolved a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into the company’s accounting practices and stock option grants to employees.
A federal judge has denied class certification to participants in a Dallas hospital system's self-funded health care plan who claim they pay artificially high premiums in violation of federal employment laws.
A San Francisco jury has found that Chevron Corp. is not liable for a fatal standoff over jobs on one of its oil platforms in Nigeria 10 years ago, a decision the plaintiffs have vowed to appeal in the wake of a contentious weeks-long trial.
A federal appeals court has revived an airport shuttle van driver's putative overtime class action against Southern Shuttle Services Inc., ruling that the driver's claims do not fall under the taxicab exemption to overtime provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A longtime court clerk has sued the New York State Unified Court System, its chief clerk and a state court judge for sex discrimination, claiming she was subjected to a hostile work environment, denied promotions and retaliated against for complaining of bias.
The committee of unsecured creditors has objected to bankrupt Circuit City Stores Inc.'s bid to pay laid-off employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, saying the electronics retailer would be better served keeping the money at this critical juncture.
Chase Investment Services Corp. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to consolidate a number of collective actions that accuse the bank of failing to pay its financial advisers overtime wages in violation of federal and state labor laws.
A group of women who work at Gristede’s has moved for class certification in a case that accuses the New York supermarket chain of channeling women into lower-paying jobs and failing to promote them to management positions.
A judge has transferred a collective action accusing Electronic Data Systems Corp. of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying overtime to its workers, refusing to toss or stay the case as the company had requested.
In a case accusing Epstein Becker and Green PC of negligence that led to a labor suit, a federal appeals court has partly reversed a decision imposing discovery sanctions on plaintiff optical fiber company OFS Fitel LLC.
Buffalo, N.Y.'s two major hospital systems will continue to battle allegations that they forced thousands of hourly employees to work through lunch now that a federal judge has mostly denied their bids to dismiss the claims.