After an epic struggle, Cintas Corp. has been forced to hand over more than $1.65 million in back wages, interest and penalties in the wake of the California Supreme Court rejecting the uniform maker's attempt to overturn a ruling that it violated the city of Hayward's Living Wage Ordinance.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is allowed to investigate charges of discrimination even after the complaining employee files a private lawsuit against the accused employer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled for the first time, in a case involving Federal Express Corp.
Two federal agencies charged with ensuring pay equity for women have failed to assess the effectiveness of their anti-discrimination efforts, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Faced with growing threats from climate change, companies need to rethink their directors and officers liability insurance policy and disclosure practices, experts say.
A group of employees at uniform supplier Cintas Corp. has revived its bid for punitive damages against a union found to have violated the employees' privacy rights by accessing their motor vehicle records as part of a long-running organizing campaign.
More than 100 employees who were terminated by mobile imaging company Metrologic Instruments Inc. in June have filed a putative class action, alleging the “mass layoff” came without notice and violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a case brought by five firefighters in Lexington, Tenn., who allege they were demoted for supporting an unsuccessful mayoral candidate.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a victory for the Coca-Cola Company in a putative Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action brought by two disabled employees.
The Iowa attorney general has slammed the managers and owners of a kosher meatpacking plant with more than 9,000 misdemeanor child labor charges after an immigration raid in May discovered that dozens of the plant's workers were under the age of 18.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday accused two former executives of Embarcadero Technologies Inc. of concealing from shareholders and regulators more than $14 million in backdated stock options, after settling a related lawsuit with the company's former president.
A federal appeals court panel has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a racially mixed group of 40 male and female police officers in Memphis, Tenn., who alleged they should have been promoted from lieutenant to major.
Two U.S. senators who wrote the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower protection provisions have lambasted the U.S. Department of Justice for its narrow interpretation of the law, which they say renders it largely ineffective.
A Nebraska state employee has sued the state for allegedly asking him to write a time-tracking program that would not allow employees to record overtime, and then retaliating against him when he refused.
The former chief executive of UnitedHealth Group Inc., William McGuire, has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a securities class action that accused him of options backdating.
A federal judge has refused to certify a class in a suit accusing American Electric Power Co. Inc. of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act because the proposed class representative failed to show that he can fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been slapped with a proposed collective action by an employee who claims the retail giant miscalculated employees' overtime wages by not accounting for missed meal breaks.
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a $14 million settlement between Apple Inc., several of its highest executives — including CEO Steve Jobs — and a group of civil plaintiffs in a lawsuit over a stock option backdating scheme.
A federal judge has consolidated four putative Employee Retirement Income Security Act class actions against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., but he has refused to appoint a lead plaintiff and has derided the jockeying among the plaintiffs' attorneys for control of the case.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. mechanics have filed a Fair Labor Standards Act proposed class action in the same court where the company is facing a similar suit filed by its sales associates.
A judge has signed off on awarding plaintiffs counsel Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP $668 million plus interest for its work on the Enron Corp. securities and Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation — believed to be the largest award ever in a securities class action.