A federal judge has ordered a former IBM Corp. senior executive to immediately stop working at his new job for Apple Inc. because he might be violating a noncompetition agreement with his former employer.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a unit of auto parts maker Noble International Ltd. for allegedly denying promotions to one Bangladeshi and at least seven black workers based on their race and then firing a white employee for opposing the discriminatory practices.
The University of Phoenix, the nation's largest for-profit university, has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing it of discriminating against employees who are not Mormon.
Seeking to calm Merrill Lynch & Co Inc. financial advisers as it prepares to take over, Bank of America has agreed to sign on to a Wall Street pact that allows brokers to leave for competitors – and take their clients with them, under certain conditions.
The National Labor Relations Board under President-elect Barack Obama will likely flip a number of decisions made during the Bush administration and may even use rulemaking to push through employee- and union-friendly policies, experts say.
There will likely be additional funding for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and some changes in the number and type of enforcement actions brought, but experts doubt there will be a radical shift at the agency once President-elect Barack Obama comes into office.
Constellation Energy Group Inc. has been hit with a new proposed class action by employees participating in its retirement plan who allege the company inflated its stock prices this year, partly by concealing its dependence on Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Audio and video company ClearOne Communications Inc. has scored a jury verdict of approximately $10.5 million in a case where the company accused former employees of stealing trade secrets about audio-conferencing technology.
The United States Mint has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a handful of supervisory police officers who claim they were misclassified under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and are seeking back overtime wages.
A former design engineer at Intel Corp. has been charged with stealing more than $1 billion worth of trade secrets from the company after beginning work at bitter rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
With a newly minted administration under President-elect Barack Obama set to sweep into Washington promising more regulation and increased enforcement actions in several sectors, is the era of the crusading state attorney general over? Not necessarily, according to attorneys who monitor federal regulations.
A group of female AT&T Corp. employees who took maternity leave prior to the enactment of a 1978 federal law prohibiting discrimination against those who take such leave is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by refusing to give them service credits.
The surprise passage of a highly controversial proposition to ban same-sex marriage in California has prompted a legal challenge to the state's highest court, potentially leaving employers vulnerable to sticky situations in the workplace while the validity of previously performed gay marriages hangs in the balance, lawyers say.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a closely watched lawsuit taking The Salvation Army to task for adopting an English-only policy for workers at one of its charity thrift stores.
An appeals court in North Carolina has handed General Electric Lighting Systems Inc. a win in a lawsuit over the carbon monoxide poisoning death of an employee, finding no evidence that GELS knew its conduct would cause serious injury or death and sending the case back to the trial court for dismissal.
In a case over alleged employee-poaching and violation of a noncompete agreement, a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday to strike down part of a district court’s ruling in favor of a worker who left one Texas door-making company for another.
A putative class of waiters has sued Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and another hotelier, alleging they withheld tips collected at dining functions and used them to pay nonwaitstaff employees.
Two construction workers seeking to represent a class of up to 1,500 employees have filed a purported class action against a utility construction company and AT&T Corp., accusing them of violating California labor laws by failing to pay regular wages and overtime and making employees sign fake time cards.
Still locked in a battle with his former network, Dan Rather is waiting for a Manhattan judge to rule on whether the longtime CBS Corp. anchorman can have access to records regarding a controversial story President Bush's Vietnam War-era military service that led to Rather's firing.
A unit of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC is the latest company to be hit with a proposed collective action by its army of customer call center operators who were allegedly forced to work off the clock without pay.