Oil industry managers and technicians who sued more than a dozen oil companies over allegations of illegally sharing salary information to suppress growth in salary levels saw their consolidated antitrust case thrown out on Tuesday.
In a post-Enron and WorldCom world, the plaintiffs bar is increasingly looking to bring potentially bank-breaking Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims — often in tandem with securities class actions.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has been slapped with a proposed class and collective action that accuses it of failing to pay its meter readers proper overtime, failing to provide them with proper meal breaks and handing out confusing pay stubs.
A federal judge in Chicago has dealt Enron Creditors Recovery Corp. a win in a dispute over the misallocation of $22 million from an $89 million settlement fund for class action plaintiffs who lost money in Enron's employee benefit plans.
Noncompete agreements were dealt a fatal blow in recent months in California, leading some in the legal community to question whether they are still a powerful employment tool to use in places outside the Golden State.
A class action brought by a former Foamex LP worker accusing the bankrupt foam maker of breaches of duty stemming from its management of an employee savings plan has survived a motion to dismiss, with a federal judge letting stand six of eight claims in the suit.
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP has lured a new co-chair for its compensation, benefits and employment department from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP in a move his fellow department chair said comes against the backdrop of executive compensation issues taking on an increasingly important role in corporate transactions.
Trustees running a grocery workers health benefits fund erred when they told a grocery chain in 2003 that it had to pay in more money, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing defendant Super Fresh Food Markets Inc. a victory in an ERISA case brought by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
Television writers alleging industrywide age discrimination have settled one of 23 pending lawsuits and won $4.5 million from International Creative Management, one of Hollywood's “big four” talent agencies.
National law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC has snagged Michigan-based lawyer Meg Alli to join the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office.
US Airways Inc. asked a judge to be dismissed from a proposed wage-and-hour class action over the carrier's bag-checking fee Monday, arguing that it did not employ the skycaps and that federal aviation laws pre-empt the suit's common law claims.
Contrary to the novel argument of a discount retail chain, the Family and Medical Leave Act does not bar an employee's claim of retaliation, a federal appeals court has ruled.
In the wake of attorney layoffs at other firms, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP has announced that it is letting go an unspecified number of its support staff.
A U.S. appeals court has ordered a Nashville, Tenn., police department to reinstate a soldier's job that he left for active duty in Kuwait, in a case affirming the re-employment rights of veterans.
A California appeals court has granted television writers access to the demographic information of Writers Guild members in the latest chapter of an eight-year legal battle over alleged age discrimination.
Companies may take advantage of a bad economy to fire chief executives who wouldn't be fired if the economy were better, according to a new Stanford University study of CEO turnovers.
A judge has approved Kmart Corp.’s settlement with a class of current and former nonexempt workers in California seeking back pay for missed meal and rest periods.
A federal judge in Texas has ruled that Hispanic police officers can proceed with discrimination and overtime claims against the city of Houston, in a case alleging the department's “Chicano Squad” worked uncompensated hours because of the demand for Spanish-speaking officers.
A proposed class action filed against the U.S. Department of Justice alleging that politics influenced the agency's hiring process for its honors and summer intern programs has been expanded to include five new plaintiffs and several more defendants, including two former Bush administration officials.
A federal appeals court has affirmed an award of $447,000 in attorneys' fees for eight black workers who alleged the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. created a racially hostile workplace.