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.
Mueller Group LLC did not breach an employment contract with its former general counsel when it did not factor a $1 million bonus he received for his work on the 2006 sale of the Illinois-based industrial firm into the calculation of his severance, a federal appeals court has ruled, affirming a lower court.
Applied Materials Inc. and Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc., a rival semiconductor company founded by former Applied employees, have put the lid on long-standing litigation that accused AMEC's founders of disclosing trade secrets to obtain patents in the U.S. and China.
TD Bank NA and Bancnorth Investment Group Inc. have agreed to pay $375,000 to resolve claims from a class of roughly 250 stockbrokers who accused the bank of denying them overtime compensation.
Ceva Freight LLC and a clutch of disgruntled workers have buried the hatchet, settling allegations that the international logistics company denied its freight and shipping personnel overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court grappled Wednesday with an epic benefits dispute that has eroded the authority of retirement plan administrators to interpret contested benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
An information technology employee has slapped a Kaiser Permanente unit with a proposed class action alleging the company failed to properly pay overtime compensation or provide meal or rest periods.
While the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought in less settlement money in fiscal year 2009 than the prior year, lawyers predict a newly cashed-up commission will pick up the pace in 2010.
Defendants Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc and Bank of America Corp. are seeking to trim claims in a putative class action brought by a Merrill Lynch financial adviser who accuses the banks of issuing smaller bonuses to female employees than to their male counterparts when the companies merged.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is asking a federal court to dismiss a legal secretary’s suit accusing the firm of “extreme and outrageous behavior” that included violating her employment agreement and stymieing attempts to take medical leave.
A unit of Citgo Petroleum Corp. has been hit with a fine of $236,500 for workplace safety violations following a July explosion at a refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Nearly 80 Koch Foods Inc. employees whose Fair Labor Standards Act claims were dismissed when a judge decertified a class action against the chicken processor have refiled the suit as individuals, accusing the company of failing to pay the workers for time spent donning and doffing clothing.
Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. has sued former executive Chris Botticella — allegedly one of the few people on Earth who know how to make Thomas' English Muffins — claiming Botticella will breach a confidentiality agreement and disclose trade secrets in his new job with competitor Hostess Brands Inc.