Sales representatives for Sanofi-Aventis US Inc. were denied overtime pay in violation of federal law, a former employee's newly amended putative class action alleges.
A federal appeals court has nixed Cintas Corp.'s request for the review of the National Labor Relation Board's decision and order pertaining to allegations that the uniform supplier engaged in unfair labor practices at two of its facilities.
One of Supervalu Inc.'s grocery chains has agreed to pay $8.9 million to resolve three suits filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging Albertsons LLC oversaw some of the most “egregious” examples of workplace race discrimination the commission has confronted in years.
Democratic members of U.S. Congress introduced a bill Tuesday for comprehensive immigration reform that would legalize undocumented workers and recast the stakes for employers, but the legislative push is likely to wait until lawmakers have completed the health care overhaul.
A federal judge has decided not to dismiss or transfer a putative collective action that accuses rental car company Avis Budget Group Inc. and two subsidiaries of misclassifying their airport managers in order to avoid paying them proper overtime.
Chiding the U.S. government for intimidating witnesses and creating a “mockery” of the criminal process, a federal judge has thrown out criminal charges against former executives at semiconductor company Broadcom Corp., bringing closure to a highly public and scandalous case accusing the men of backdating stock options.
A judge has shot down a Utah-based nutritional supplement maker’s bid for an injunction blocking its former research scientist from working at a rival vegan supplement company.
While the appellate process is on the whole very good, one increasingly important issue is that the huge workload of the courts of appeals result in many summary dispositions and unpublished opinions, says Herve Gouraige, co-group leader of the national litigation practice at Epstein Becker & Green PC.
A former employee of Epiq Class Action and Claims Solutions Inc. is taking a battle over a noncompete agreement to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after a lower court issued a preliminary injunction enforcing the agreement.
A federal judge has certified a collective action that accuses Centennial Communications Corp. of failing to pay overtime adjustments to its sales representatives in a timely fashion, but he also tossed a chunk of claims from the original complaint, including a breach of contract claim.
A federal judge has entered a preliminary injunction barring Tennessee cable installation company New Vision Telecommunications Inc. and its managers from retaliating against five employees who filed a class action against the company for allegedly misclassifying them under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims correctly dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of predominantly female nurse practitioners accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of paying them less than a mostly male group of physician's assistants doing similar work.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an electronic workplace privacy case that left judges in one federal appeals court sharply divided over whether a California police department violated the privacy of one of its sergeants when it read the personal text messages on his department-issued pager.
The University of Phoenix on Monday agreed to pay $78.5 million to settle a False Claims Act suit accusing the for-profit university of illegally accepting government funds while paying recruiters based on the number of students they enrolled.
The U.S. Supreme Court asked the federal government Monday to weigh in on a controversial case involving whether federal law prohibits employers from retaliating against people close to those who complain of discrimination.
A federal judge has refused to separate an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action from a trio of securities and common law class actions, all of which accuse KeyCorp’s investment management subsidiary of blindly sluicing millions of dollars into the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
A former trader from RBC Capital Markets Corp. who says she was terminated for dating confessed hedge fund Ponzi schemer James Nicholson has amended her sex discrimination suit against RBC to include a claim of defamation related to the company's public statements about the suit.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to weigh whether companies can discharge fees owed to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. when terminating a pension plan through Chapter 11, leaving alive a federal appeals court decision barring employers from doing so.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has determined that while alcoholism can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the impairment cannot protect an employee from termination if it affects his ability to show up for work.
The plaintiffs bar has achieved limited success with same-sex sexual harassment actions, but such cases could be set to rise — and could get easier to win — if Congress passes a proposed bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, according to lawyers.