Gregory J. Hessinger has joined Reed Smith's labor and employment practice group in New York City as of July 1, leaving the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Illinois Tool Works Inc. has been hit with a collective action alleging it failed to pay its employees adequate overtime.
The lead plaintiffs in a shareholder lawsuit over Merck & Co. Inc.'s shelved Vioxx painkiller have asked to assume the role of lead plaintiff in a new proposed multidistrict litigation over allegations that the company covered up evidence that its cholesterol drug Vytorin was less effective than advertised.
A state judge has found that Wal-Mart Inc. breached Minnesota labor laws more than 2 million times by shortening employees’ break time and intentionally permitting workers to perform duties off the clock.
A New York state court has dismissed the two remaining claims in state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's lawsuit over former New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso's $187.5 million severance package.
In the latest development in the long-running class action against Merrill Lynch & Co., a district court judge has denied a former Merrill Lynch broker's motion to intervene as lead plaintiff in the case that accuses the bank of providing research reports containing falsely positive information.
The ongoing proliferation of new types of anti-discrimination statutes has resulted in a lot of new – and different – work for employment lawyers who represent businesses, according to attorneys at Holland & Knight LLP.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's summary judgment entitling two former civilian military recruiters for contractor Serco Inc. to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Attorneys for Rambus Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. traded barbs in court Monday over the timeliness of Samsung's counterclaims that Rambus' former in-house counsel misappropriated confidential information regarding memory chip patents owned by Samsung, his previous employer.
Northwest Airlines Inc. has asked a bankruptcy court to approve a deal granting the reorganized airline's former chief financial officer more than $1 million and other perks to settle his management compensation and other claims against the estate.
Recently reorganized power company Calpine Corp. is fighting efforts by a high-level employee to get his hands on an $870,000 end-of-year bonus, saying the company is well within its rights to deny such perks.
Health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has won a bid to quash the majority of claims in a wage-and-hour dispute with former employees.
Over the objections of the U.S. trustee, the bankruptcy judge in charge of Sharper Image Corp.'s Chapter 11 case has signed off on the home gadget retailer's $1.13 million employee incentive plan.
A legal secretary who accused a senior partner at Bivona & Cohen of raping her has let four of the defendants off the hook, but charges of sexual harassment and retaliation remain against others and the firm itself.
A judge has approved an employee retention and incentive plan for bankrupt jewelry retailer Friedman's Inc. more than a month after shooting down an alternative version of such a plan.
As employers continue to wrangle with disability issues, the Supreme Court of Canada has raised the bar for proving punitive damages by siding with Honda in a hotly contested wrongful dismissal suit brought by a longtime employee suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
An appellate court has reversed and remanded the Venetian Casino Resort LLC's lawsuit against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, ordering the lower court to bar the agency from disclosing confidential evidence in relation to claims of age discrimination.
A West Virginia judge has approved a settlement in a derivative shareholder suit that accused defendants including coal producer Massey Energy Co.'s Chief Executive Don Blankenship of breaching their fiduciary duty by failing to ensure that the company complied with environmental and worker safety-related laws and regulations.
Insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher Service Co. faces a proposed class action for overtime compensation from current and former employees in one of its Florida offices.
After months of negotiations between business and civil rights advocacy groups, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday that may result in more disability discrimination lawsuits against employers.