A putative class of waiters has sued Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and another hotelier, alleging they withheld tips collected at dining functions and used them to pay nonwaitstaff employees.
The former court reporter for a judge convicted of indecent exposure has agreed to settle for $170,000 a suit she filed against the state of Oklahoma for wrongful termination and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Still locked in a battle with his former network, Dan Rather is waiting for a Manhattan judge to rule on whether the longtime CBS Corp. anchorman can have access to records regarding a controversial story President Bush's Vietnam War-era military service that led to Rather's firing.
An appeals court in North Carolina has handed General Electric Lighting Systems Inc. a win in a lawsuit over the carbon monoxide poisoning death of an employee, finding no evidence that GELS knew its conduct would cause serious injury or death and sending the case back to the trial court for dismissal.
Two construction workers seeking to represent a class of up to 1,500 employees have filed a purported class action against a utility construction company and AT&T Corp., accusing them of violating California labor laws by failing to pay regular wages and overtime and making employees sign fake time cards.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a closely watched lawsuit taking The Salvation Army to task for adopting an English-only policy for workers at one of its charity thrift stores.
In a case over alleged employee-poaching and violation of a noncompete agreement, a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday to strike down part of a district court’s ruling in favor of a worker who left one Texas door-making company for another.
A unit of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC is the latest company to be hit with a proposed collective action by its army of customer call center operators who were allegedly forced to work off the clock without pay.
A federal judge on Tuesday granted summary judgment for the federal government in a case brought by 14 companies who are challenging rules that established a 180-day deadline for labor-certified potential immigrants to apply for visas.
The Air Line Pilots Association, accused by several Northwest Airlines pilots of negotiating a retirement benefits plan with the then-bankrupt airline that favored younger pilots over older ones, has filed a motion to dismiss the claims on the grounds that the plan is based only on years of service, not age.
Workers at CSX Transportation Inc. who are suing the rail company for violations of the Family Medical Leave Act want a court to shield their medical records from scrutiny, saying the documents are irrelevant to the case.
An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to allow a former Technology Partners Inc. employee to go work for a rival, saying the court did not err in finding that the software company wouldn't likely succeed on a claim of trade secrets misappropriation.
The expiration of a collective bargaining agreement doesn't let meat-processing company Cibao Meat Products Inc. off the hook for paying into employee benefit funds, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A computer programmer has filed a putative class action against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., claiming the bankrupt investment giant failed to meets its pay and benefits obligations under federal and New Jersey labor laws.
Nebraska has become the latest state to make it illegal for government and public institutions to assert sex- and race-based affirmative action when hiring or awarding contracts.
The U.S. Treasury Department has tapped Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP to assist the government in implementing the Capital Purchase Program under the $700 billion bailout plan passed last month.
Three white firefighters in West Palm Beach, Fla., have alleged that the city's fire department denied them the opportunity for promotion because of their race.
A purported cover-up in a high-profile sexual harassment suit against clothing manufacturer American Apparel Inc. and its notoriously lewd CEO Dov Charney was revealed to the public last week when a California appeals court issued a ruling compelling arbitration for certain matters related to the settlement.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday in favor of about 50 DaimlerChrysler Corp. machine repairmen when it reversed a district court's dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the United Auto Workers union punished them in favor other types of skilled workers.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a petition by railroad company CSX Transportation Inc. to hear an appeal that challenges the “relaxed” standard of liability adopted by the Second Circuit for cases under the Federal Employee Liability Act.