The U.S. Supreme Court's summer 2009 finding that the New Haven, Conn., Fire Department discriminated against white firefighters was seen as a landmark ruling, but a judge's recent decision that the New York Fire Department intentionally discriminated against minority candidates could resonate even more for public employers.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an Americans with Disabilities Act case regarding Mountain Coal Co. LLC's application of a “100 percent healed” policy in terminating a mechanic who was injured on the job.
In a decision sparked by a wrongful termination suit, New Jersey's highest court has overturned a 20-year-old ruling that required public interest law firms to settle the claims in consumer fraud suits before discussing attorneys' fees.
The percentage of U.S. workers in unions stayed about level in 2009, but the number of memberships dropped nearly 800,000 as overall employment rates fell, a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has revealed.
A former Lopez Foods Inc. sanitation employee has launched a putative collective action that accuses the meat processing company of failing to properly compensate workers for time spent donning and doffing compulsory safety gear, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The White House on Monday rolled out new proposals to encourage work force retirement savings, including new mandatory opt-out individual retirement account enrollment for workers not covered by an employer's private plan and streamlined 401(k) guidelines to boost employee participation.
A founder and board member of Enzo Biochem Inc. who hit the company with a $10 million Sarbanes-Oxley Act arbitration claim in 2009 has targeted the company again, this time seeking to put a hold on Enzo's annual meeting until it acknowledges his nominees for the board.
CBS Corp., Fox Entertainment Group Inc. and National Broadcasting Co. Inc. are among the major players that have agreed to fork over $70 million to settle allegations that television networks, Hollywood studios and talent agencies discriminated against older television writers.
Republican leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives' Financial Services Committee are attempting to roll back millions of dollars in compensation granted to executives at government-sponsored entities Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, calling them an egregious example of misaligned performance and pay.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has reduced the size of its bonus pool for 2009 to $16.2 billion, down from the $22 billion it announced late last year, after facing heavy criticism from lawmakers and the public as well as a pair of shareholder lawsuits.
Once reputed to litigate long past the point when other companies would have settled, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has shifted its legal strategy and paid out millions to settle labor cases over the past year.
The U.S. House of Representatives' Financial Services Committee took a closer look Friday at ways to rein in executive compensation at financial institutions, addressing critics' concerns that recent legislative proposals won't do enough to discourage massive bonuses and risk-taking on Wall Street.
Apple Inc. has agreed to fork over nearly $1 million to resolve allegations that the technology leader failed to pay its network engineers proper wages and overtime.
Two former assistant store managers at Home Depot USA Inc. have lost a bid to certify a class in a suit accusing the retailer of deliberately misclassifying the workers as exempt to avoid paying them extra for overtime work.
A banker at Citizens Financial Group Inc. has filed a proposed collective action against the banking giant, alleging its labor practices denied overtime wages to potentially hundreds of retail branch employees.
Don Munro, who specializes in labor and employment issues in the railroad and transportation industry, has left Goodwin Procter LLP to join Jones Day as a partner in Washington.
A judge ruled Thursday that New York City will have to pay unspecified monetary damages to minority firefighter applicants, hire 293 who claim they were kept out of the city's fire department because of discriminatory tests and rewrite the tests in question.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled en banc that sex-specific derogatory comments can constitute a hostile work environment, even if they are a part of generally accepted vulgar language and behavior in a workplace.
Vietnam veterans who allege the U.S. Department of Defense and CIA exposed them to toxic chemicals and biological agents have won the right to continue litigating almost all their claims against the government.
A federal judge has certified a collective action brought by assistant managers at Foot Locker Inc. claiming the retailer ran afoul of New York state and federal labor laws by letting store managers alter workers' time sheets to limit the number of recorded hours worked.