A federal judge has dismissed three out of four labor law violation claims brought by a group of former Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. medical sales consultants alleging unfair and discriminatory employment practices, denying a bid for class certification in the same order.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear a challenge to an appeals court's decision that Title VII claims brought by black plaintiffs who sued Chicago after unsuccessfully applying for jobs as firefighters were time-barred because the plaintiffs filed charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission too late.
A federal appeals court has upheld the Pentagon’s requirement for members of the armed forces to receive a mandatory anthrax vaccine, saying a lower court rightly tossed a challenge to the program by a group of military personnel.
A group of Freedom Mortgage Corp. loan officers and processors has renewed its bid for class certification in a suit accusing the lending company of violating federal and state labor laws by denying overtime compensation.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued JPMorgan Chase Bank NA on behalf of a female employee who was fired after accusing the bank of paying women less than their male counterparts and of allowing male supervisors to foster a sexually hostile work environment.
The chairman of the Association of Retired Xerox Employees Inc. has filed a putative class action accusing Xerox Corp. of unlawfully terminating a health benefit for thousands of retirees.
Less than two weeks after dismissing as frivolous a discriminatory retaliation suit against two law firms, a federal judge on Tuesday vacated that order and recused herself from the proceedings after the plaintiff asked a higher court to disqualify her because of a conflict of interest.
A federal judge has granted conditional certification to a class of recruiters in a collective action against U.S. Army recruiting company Serco Inc., overriding the company's claim that it misunderstood the proposed class definition.
An Ohio appeals court has upheld the dismissal of toxic tort claims against Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd. and Polarome International Inc. in a workplace exposure case over the butter-flavoring chemical diacetyl.
A federal judge has denied class certification to a group of nurses who had sued four separate hospital systems in the greater Chicago area on allegations that the institutions colluded to suppress their wages in violation of antitrust law.
United States Insurance Services Inc. has accused business partner Argonaut Insurance Co. of stealing trade secrets related to a workers' compensation program the companies contracted to work on together and using the information to launch a rival program.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $6.2 million settlement with Sears Roebuck & Co., ending a class action accusing the department store giant of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act through its workers’ compensation policies.
A judge has granted summary judgment in a Fair Labor Standards Act class action filed against a delivery and installation service provider for General Electric Co. appliances, saying an exemption for interstate truckers applies to the case.
Georgia's highest court has ruled that an Atlanta ordinance barring those under the age of 21 from entering or remaining at any business that sells alcohol is unconstitutional, siding with five under-21 exotic dancers who claimed the ordinance illegally prevented them from working at an adult nightclub.
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA has won a temporary restraining order barring six former Michigan employees from contacting clients after they tendered their surprise mass resignation and immediately went to work for rival Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to review two employer-friendly Supreme Court decisions, signaling a possible push by Democratic lawmakers for remedial legislation.
A New York appeals court has thrown out breach of contract and the other remaining claims in news anchor Dan Rather's suit against CBS Corp. alleging he was booted from his position as the network's top anchorman because of a controversial report on President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era military service.
The Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act does not limit a plaintiff's right to sue individual defendants, the Green Mountain State's highest court has ruled, reversing a trial court's finding that a US Airways ticketing manager couldn't sue her boss.
Denying a motion for reconsideration from the city of Columbus, Ohio, a federal court has affirmed that a class of police officers claiming violations of privacy under the federal Rehabilitation Act will have its damages determined in the aggregate.
A collective action brought by plant workers seeking unpaid and overtime wages from chicken processor Koch Foods Inc. will proceed to trial following a federal judge's rejection of the company's bid to decertify the workers' class.