The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been steadily pursuing its mandate to go after systemic discrimination, which likely will continue to be a priority, according to labor, employment and immigration lawyers at Sidley Austin LLP.
A group of employees laid off from Ainsworth Engineered USA LLC has lost a bid to win back wages under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act after a federal judge ruled that the employees' brief return to work restarted the six-month clock for relief.
An Ohio preparatory school unlawfully fired a male employee in retaliation for voicing concerns about allegedly unequal pay for his female colleagues, a federal court jury has found.
Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics Inc. has slapped two former employees and their new employer with a lawsuit for allegedly stealing trade secrets and property related to the manufacture of high temperature gas tubes, known as Geiger Mueller tubes, that are used to detect radiation.
A poultry processing company and an employment agency accused of forcing Muslim job seekers to sign statements agreeing to handle pork products have agreed to settle claims of religious discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A lawyer who advised Henry T. Nicholas III, the co-founder and former chief executive of Broadcom Corp. who has been indicted in connection with an alleged stock options backdating scheme, has reportedly pled guilty to evading banking rules.
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court received additional briefs on Monday as they gave top-level judicial scrutiny to a retirement benefits case in which the divorced wife of a deceased DuPont Co. employee argues she is entitled to his retirement benefits.
The Allied Pilots Association, which represents pilots for American Airlines Inc., has asked a court for a judgment that it may try to persuade its members not to accept voluntary overtime in order to mitigate furloughs.
The number of pregnancy discrimination claims made to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission jumped 65 percent between 1992 and 2007, a study has found.
A federal jury in San Francisco has ordered the National Football League Players Association to pay $28.1 million to a class of more than 2,000 former NFL players, finding that the union did not properly market the players' images or pay out licensing revenue.
Nationally known former general counsel for DuPont Co. Stacey J. Mobley has joined Dickstein Shapiro LLP to work with its state attorneys general practice and advance the firm's diversity programs.
Financial services giant American Express Co. is facing a proposed collective action alleging that it failed to pay proper overtime to its customer service representatives and other call center employees.
A proposed class action has been filed accusing Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. of charging excessive fees to participants in Honda's retirement plan in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
In a boost to Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., a federal judge has slapped an injunction on a former insurance brokerage executive who jumped ship to become a consultant with major competitor Aon Risk Services Inc., prompting Marsh to sue him for breaching nonsolicitation and confidentiality agreements.
Medical device maker Nucletron Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $300,000 to settle allegations of age bias brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a 61-year-old sales director who claimed he was fired because of his age.
An appeals court has upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision, overturning an administrative law judge’s finding that the management at Fineberg Packing Co. Inc. wrongfully terminated workers after condoning a strike.
A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision to toss some claims in a proposed class action against Oracle Corp. that alleges the company misclassified hundreds of workers and failed to properly compensate them for overtime work.
Michael D. Hausfeld has opened Hausfeld LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based “global claimants” law firm, after being fired from plaintiffs firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC, where he headed the antitrust and international practice groups.
National labor and employment firm Fisher & Phillips LLP has snagged occupational health and safety expert Edwin G. Foulke Jr. fresh out of his government post.
Seven black employees of the city of Leesburg, Fla., are suing the city, alleging they were the victims of systemic race discrimination and harassment.