SunTrust Banks Inc. and 20 company officers and executives are facing a class action accusing them of investing employee retirement benefits in company stock despite substantial investment risks stemming from the bank's subprime exposure.
Hospital operator Catholic Healthcare West has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to resolve claims that one of its hospitals discriminated against pregnant workers by limiting the procedures on which they were allowed to work.
The state of Oklahoma has challenged a federal judge's order blocking employment provisions of a sweeping state law regarding illegal immigration.
A federal judge has ruled that Sprint Nextel Corp. does not need to produce documents concerning employees' complaints against it, and a witness to testify about those complaints, as part of a proposed class action alleging that the company has not paid its sales representatives for all the hours they worked.
Two weeks after the class was approved, Hofstra University has asked a federal court to reconsider a magistrate judge's grant of conditional class certification to a group of former student employees who accuse the institution of failing to pay them overtime wages while they worked for the school.
A judge has denied class certification to a group of current and former female employees at computer software producer EMC Corp. who claimed that the company's lax attitude toward sexual discrimination, harassment and retaliation made gender bias a “de facto company policy and standard operating procedure.”
The federal agency that administers the pension plan termination program under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act has objected to the reorganization plan filed by Sea Containers Ltd. in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, claiming it does not address the debtors' responsibilities to the pension plan of a non-debtor subsidiary.
Cable technicians for telecommunications giant Comcast Corp. have filed a putative class action against their employer, alleging that the company misclassified them as independent workers in order to avoid paying them overtime wages and claiming that such labor law violations have run rampant on the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina.
A judge has ruled that Verizon Communications Inc. may have incorrectly calculated the benefits given to some of its former employees, a decision that could make the company liable for billions in damages.
Charter Communications Inc., the country's third-largest cable operator, has been hit with a proposed class action accusing it of failing to pay proper wages and overtime in violation of the laws of the 29 states where the company operates.
The U.S. Department of Labor has formally proposed a new rule that would change the way it assesses the risk of toxic chemical exposure in the workplace, a month after it was criticized for trying to pass the rule in secret.
Baker Botts LLP's labor and employment lawyers are keeping their fingers on the pulse of potential changes employers might need to be aware of, with an eye toward congressional and presidential elections that could lead to an onslaught of new legislation and could reshape key issues.
Package delivery giant DHL Express (USA) Inc. has been hit with a purported class action by a delivery worker alleging that his employer — a DHL contractor — failed to pay him overtime wages even though he worked more than 40 hours per week.
A federal judge on Wednesday upheld key allegations in a putative class action after an employee of semiconductor-maker Conexant Systems Inc. accused it of mismanaging its 401(k) plan by overloading it with company stock, potentially costing employee-investors millions.
For the second time, an appeals court has struck down a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that permitted two Nevada hotels to end union dues checkoff after the hotels' collective bargaining agreement with the union had expired.
Just days after denying class certification, a federal judge has granted partial summary judgment to McDonald's Corp. in a suit that claims the chain fails to provide its workers with meal and rest breaks, keeps inaccurate records and deprives employees of overtime pay.
Taking a stern view of stock option backdating, a federal court Wednesday backed the majority of shareholders' allegations that the top brass of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. fraudulently backdated stock options worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has sided with the city of St. Louis and reversed a lower court's award of damages to two white firefighters who said they were victims of reverse racial discrimination when they were turned down for jobs with the city.
Howrey LLP has been ordered by a federal court to hand over attorneys' notes to former McAfee Inc. General Counsel Kent Roberts to be used in his defense of civil charges stemming from the company's stock options backdating scandal.
A federal judge has allowed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to move forward with most of its claims in the agency's first amended complaint alleging a former executive of both KLA-Tencor Corp. and Juniper Networks Inc. played a key role in illegally backdating stock options.