In a move that could affect nearly 6,000 employees of 3M Co., a Minnesota state court judge on Tuesday granted class action status to an age-discrimination lawsuit against the multinational conglomerate.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has added two attorneys to its labor and employment group in New York and tapped one of them to help lead a new initiative to better serve the firm's multinational clients.
Former employees of recently bankrupt Skybus Airlines Inc. have filed a class action against the carrier, claiming the company broke the law by not giving them notice that they would lose their jobs.
A judge has booted claims from a securities suit against Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. that alleged the company failed to disclose that pornographic material was hidden in its “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” video game, but she allowed options backdating claims to go forward and gave the plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint.
Shipping company United Parcel Service Inc. must fork over more than $1.5 million in wages and compensation to a disabled former employee who sued for discrimination, a federal judge has ruled.
Hogan & Hartson LLP has snagged a partner for its employee benefits and executive compensation practice group from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
A group of U.S. states is calling on the Supreme Court to take the side of employees when it hears a case later this year challenging the anti-retaliation provisions of Title VII.
Undaunted by a judge's February refusal to certify a nationwide class, plaintiffs alleging that Wells Fargo Financial Inc. did not pay some of its managers and loan processors for overtime and failed to record all the hours they worked have launched a slew of regional proposed class actions.
After a long dispute about proper venue, a class action against Computer Sciences Corporation alleging that the company mismanaged its employees' pensions was transferred last week to a California court, where it is set to go forward.
The Regions Financial Corp. executives charged with managing the bank's 401(k) plan breached their fiduciary duties by investing in the bank despite knowing about its financial difficulties, according to a lawsuit by Regions employees.
Several former sales representatives of The Hershey Company have filed a proposed class action alleging they were misclassified and improperly deprived of overtime pay.
A Tennessee federal judge has granted conditional class certification for workers at two Tennessee call centers for mobile phone insurer Asurion Corp. but refused to recognize a class of Houston workers as part of the wage-and-hour collective action.
A federal judge has given a green light to a settlement between Chrysler LLC and the United Auto Workers union, conferring preliminary approval on a class action settlement pact under which Chrysler would hand over retiree health care responsibilities to a trust.
The Supreme Court of Connecticut has overturned a $41.4 million jury verdict awarded to a construction worker who was paralyzed on the job after being struck by a steel beam.
Hoping to crack down on labor union misconduct, a coalition of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced legislation that would impose civil penalties on organizations that breach transparency requirements or obstruct their members’ rights.
In a continued push to make more worker visas available, a group of senators has unveiled a comprehensive bill that would allow highly skilled employees to acquire visas left over from years when the cap was higher and would renew legislation that provides permits to temporary seasonal workers.
As the steady flow of subprime-related lawsuits filed against Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. shows no sign of slowing, a panel has consolidated the cases into one multidistrict suit, finding that the 18 currently pending suits share common allegations.
A home for the developmentally disabled has lost its bid in appeals court to overturn a ruling that it had unlawfully withdrawn recognition from an incumbent union when its collective bargaining agreement expired.
Parsons Global Services Ltd. has lost its fight to compel arbitration of a suit brought by an employee who was kidnapped and tortured in the Philippines and alleged that the company bungled the ransom demands.
Eleven truck drivers have filed a suit alleging that their companies — Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. and New Bern Transport Inc. — should pay them for time spent completing paperwork and inspections before and after their daily deliveries.