A federal appeals court has upheld a district court's decisions refusing to certify a proposed collective action against Federal Express Corp. for alleged age discrimination among its couriers and granting the company summary judgment against the named plaintiffs.
Citigroup Inc. has asked a federal judge to dismiss a suit brought by plaintiffs who invested in the bank through an employee stock awards program and who claim that Citigroup hid its exposure to subprime mortgages before a precipitous drop in its stock.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, are co-sponsoring new legislation that would prohibit major companies that lay off a substantial portion of their work force from replacing American employees with cheaper foreign labor through temporary guest worker programs.
A federal judge gave his final approval Monday to three settlements between Tyco International Inc. and a class of employees who sued the company for stacking retirement plans with company stock while a massive accounting fraud was taking place, wrapping up multidistrict litigation that spanned seven years.
A judge has agreed to expand the scope of a permanent injunction issued in a trade secrets suit brought by audio conference product seller ClearOne Communications Inc., forbidding the sale of several infringing products by rival DialHD Inc.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is trying to persuade more employers to pay attention to workers' legal statuses with two separate initiatives that reward employers that use E-Verify to check hires' eligibility and crack down on companies that have fallen out of compliance.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division announced Monday that they had levied more than $1.6 million in fines against a Colorado grain elevator company where a teenage boy was killed in a workplace accident in May.
A former cell phone salesman has struck mobile chain Ritz Wireless LLC with a putative collective action for allegedly denying him and other employees overtime wages in violation of federal and New York state law.
Finding that the plaintiff's suit failed to state a claim on behalf of anyone other than himself, a judge has granted Peter Pan Bus Lines Inc.'s motion to dismiss a proposed Fair Labor Standards Act class action against it.
A subsidiary of Brazilian beef giant JBS SA has settled a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit with the employees of a Utah meat processing facility who alleged they were not paid for overtime work or the time they spent donning and doffing safety equipment and completing other mandatory tasks.
Asking a judge to decertify the action and dismiss a slew of claims, Smithfield Packing Company Inc. is attempting to hack away at a collective action alleging that the company owes workers overtime pay and unpaid wages.
Grappling with four lawsuits that allege a conspiracy to keep nurses' wages low, one of the hospitals at the center of the antitrust battle is disputing its insurers' classification of the claims and the coverage they are willing to provide.
The medical educational company Educational Resource Systems Inc. has sued a former computer programmer for allegedly downloading “massive” amounts of confidential information from servers and then stealing source code.
Outcry from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s shareholders over the company's proposed record-setting bonus payments this year highlights a growing trend of shareholders trying to assert control over executive pay in the wake of the financial crisis and bailout, according to securities attorneys.
A federal appeals court has upheld an arbitration ruling that came down against PPG Industries in its contract dispute with a chemical workers union by finding that striking employees were entitled to bonuses.
A federal appeals court has reversed a favorable ruling for JPMorgan Chase & Co. in an employment case challenging the bank’s classification of its loan underwriters as exempt from federal overtime requirements.
After two aborted attempts to weigh in on the murky area of employment law, the U.S. Supreme Court may finally sink its claws in the so-called cat's paw theory of liability, resolving what has become a clear conflict among the federal appeals courts.
A transcriptionist for eTransplus Inc. has accused the medical transcription company of willfully failing to pay its employees at an overtime rate for time they regularly worked beyond 40 hours a week.
The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington Inc. has asked a bankruptcy court for approval to continue paying retirement and health benefits to seven priests who have been accused of sexually abusing former parishioners, over the objections of the alleged abuse victims.
A federal judge has again ordered uniform manufacturer Cintas Corp. to try to settle a lawsuit in which it was sued by the widow of a factory worker who died when he fell into an industrial dryer at a Cintas plant in Tulsa, Okla.