A unit of Panasonic Corp. that makes in-flight entertainment systems for airlines was slapped with a class action in California state court Tuesday alleging it doesn't provide workers with wage statements that accurately reflect either their pay rates or the number of hours they've logged.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday that it will hear the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's appeal over whether Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc.'s decision to pass on hiring a Muslim woman who wore a black headscarf to a job interview violates a federal law against religious discrimination.
The judge presiding over Stockton, California’s bankruptcy said Wednesday that the city can cut its pension obligations to the California Public Employees' Retirement System, a monumental decision that could reshape municipal insolvencies in the state.
A plastics manufacturer illegally required its worker to either undergo a health risk assessment and biometric test or suffer costly consequences, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged Tuesday in its second Americans with Disabilities Act suit over a company wellness program.
A New York federal judge refused Wednesday to toss hostile work environment claims from Suffolk Laundry Services Inc. workers who said they were repeatedly sexually harassed, leaving intact a case being pursued by several women and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The Tenth Circuit's recent decision to uphold a $1 billion judgment against Dow Chemical Corp. in an antitrust class action shows that plaintiffs can still clear the U.S. Supreme Court's heightened bar for class certification with detailed analysis tying their injuries to the alleged wrongdoing, attorneys say.
A mayoral executive order signed on Tuesday raising the minimum wage for certain subsidized building projects in New York City is expected to chill restaurant, bar and retail lease deals for those properties and raises new liability issues for those businesses, attorneys say.
Workers for Dura Automotive Systems Inc. on Tuesday urged the Sixth Circuit to grant an en banc rehearing in their lawsuit over employee drug testing, saying an appellate panel had erred in finding that Dura's requirements didn't constitute medical exams or disability-related inquiries under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A New York state jury has blasted National Grid Generation LLC, the successor to Long Island Lighting Co., with a $7 million verdict in a lawsuit claiming a contractor developed terminal cancer as a result of being exposed to asbestos during construction of a power station.
An Illinois nursing home on Wednesday urged the Seventh Circuit not to reconsider its panel decision overturning a $9 million False Claims Act judgment against the company, saying whistleblowers had failed to prove even a single false claim.
Oregon’s labor commissioner on Wednesday accused Daimler Trucks North America LLC of allowing racial discrimination at a Portland plant, alleging white workers used racial slurs and sabotaged minorities’ work, causing some to get fired.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday announced that a longtime staffer will take charge of the agency's Cleveland field office.
A California appeals court on Tuesday refused to undo an order blocking Paul Hastings LLP from representing a Korean semiconductor company in trade secrets litigation brought by Toshiba Corp. and SanDisk Inc., after a judge found the firm was conflicted out of the case.
The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday faulted a company that took over a janitorial services contract for refusing to hire unionized workers to clean, and also overturned a standard used in applying the appropriate remedy in similar successorship cases.
A Delaware federal judge threw out a same-sex harassment and retaliation suit against Perdue Farms Inc. Tuesday, finding that a former worker hadn't backed up his allegations with sufficient evidence showing that his alleged harassers were gay and desired him sexually.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday tossed a whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit accusing a Covidien Ltd. subsidiary of, among other things, promoting off-label uses for its blood-blockage device, saying the suit was precluded by the public disclosure bar and a lack of evidence.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday sued a Texas oilfield services company, alleging the business fired its only female roustabout employee after she complained of sexual harassment.
The powerful head of the New Jersey Senate told Law360 that he could support a constitutional amendment to expand casino gambling but that clashes over pension funding and finding money to support transportation infrastructure are among the most pressing concerns for his house in the coming months.
Global law firm Mayer Brown has announced it has hired a notable McDermott Will & Emery LLP litigator as partner to bolster its employment and Employment Retirement Income Security Act litigation practice in Chicago.
A Detroit-area Burger King franchisee's policies barring off duty workers from being on its premises and prohibiting solicitation are unlawful, a National Labor Relations Board judge said Monday, panning the argument that the rules were justified because the restaurants were in high-crime areas.
The crux of the debate in Bates van Winklehof v. Clyde & Co LLP was whether a partner could be considered a “worker” under U.K. law. The U.K. Supreme Court's holding will have potentially wide-reaching implications for LLPs with U.K.-based partners, say Katie Clark and Sharon Tan of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
The California Supreme Court will soon issue its ruling in Verdugo v. Target Stores, which concerns whether it is necessary for retailers to have an automatic external defibrillator onsite in case of medical emergency. The decision could open a Pandora’s box, leaving large retailers open to lawsuits for not having AEDs — or possibly other emergency medical devices — available, say Jeffrey Tanenbaum and Caroline Burnett of Nixon Peabody LLP.
The implications of a decentralized and ad hoc approach to managing custodial data — data associated primarily or exclusively with one individual employee — may be profound, especially given today’s heightened sensitivities toward data security. Appropriate identity management can help an organization improve security, simplify legal and regulatory compliance and enhance business opportunities, say Anthony Diana and Therese Craparo... (continued)
It’s not an overstatement to say that a California district judge’s decision last week in the Heller Ehrman LLP bankruptcy case essentially dismantles the applicability of Jewel v. Boxer to insolvent or bankrupt law firms. If upheld after any appeal and followed by other courts, the decision could mark the end of California “unfinished business” claims against law firms in the noncontingency, hourly fee context, says Robert Eisenba... (continued)
What fuels the Eastern District of Virginia “Rocket Docket” more than 50 years after the reputation was first earned? We asked some of the judges, says Robert Tata, managing partner in Hunton & Williams LLP's Norfolk, Virginia, office.
The California Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association will affect every type of class action in the state — it may even impact class actions pending in federal court, say William Stern and Aramide Fields of Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Although a federal trade secrets act may have many theoretical advantages, it may not actually bring uniformity or provide a more effective forum. Notably, the proposed Defend Trade Secrets Act does not preempt state trade secret laws and would simply add another law to the stack of trade secrets statutes already in place, undermining its intended purpose of bringing uniformity, say Steve Borgman and Janice Ta of Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently answered President Obama’s call for governors and mayors to take action to raise the minimum wage for workers. Mayor Nutter's executive order will have an immediate effect on both city contractors and subcontractors that have a first-tier subcontract, say Lucretia Clemons and Erin Clarke of Ballard Spahr LLP.
A recent announcement by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel indicates that the NLRB now may pay increased attention to and more often seek injunctions in successor refusal-to-bargain and refusal-to-hire cases. But, notably, there are circumstances in which such conduct is perfectly lawful, say attorneys with DLA Piper.
Too many firms chase the dream of being one of the dozen or so full-service, cross-border firms that ostensibly will have pricing flexibility, because corporate clients will hire them for the occasional “bet the company” case. The perception that these cross-border firms will be forever immune to market realities is just plain wrong, says Amar Sarwal, chief legal strategist at the Association of Corporate Counsel.