Car parts supplier National Auto Parts Inc. is accusing several former employees of raiding its computer files and defecting to a competitor who used the confidential information to steal away customers, according to a complaint filed in Illinois federal court Friday.
A former PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP employee accused Comcast Corp. of getting him fired after he complained to Comcast about lackluster service, alleging Thursday in a $1 million suit in California federal court that Comcast exploited its business relationship with PwC to retaliate against him.
Walgreen Co.’s former chief financial officer Wade Miquelon on Thursday slapped the drugstore chain with a defamation suit in an Illinois county court, saying Walgreen's top brass leaked false reports to the press that he was forced to resign after he “bungled” an earnings forecast.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman slammed a Papa John's International Inc. franchisee with a $2.1 million suit on Thursday, claiming it significantly underpaid its delivery workers at its Harlem locations for six years.
The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System filed suit in state court Wednesday to block hundreds of nurses from joining a one-day strike next week when their collective bargaining agreement expires, saying low staff levels could put patients at risk in several critical departments.
The ousted CEO of the company that produced “Birdman,” a movie hitting theaters on Friday, sued his former company for $55 million Wednesday, accusing it of ruining his reputation by accusing him of stealing company money, according to the complaint filed in New York state court.
A former Marc Jacobs International LLC intern accused the high-end clothing company in New York court of failing to pay interns in a putative class action, part of a wave of employment suits brought by former fashion and entertainment industry interns.
Oracle Corp., Google Inc. and others illegally agreed not to poach each other’s managers, a former Oracle employee said Tuesday in a putative class action filed in California against his former company, citing a document from engineers’ antitrust suit against Google, Apple Inc. and other tech giants.
J. Crew Group Inc. is facing accusations that it systematically refuses to shell out for overtime work or meal breaks for workers at its California stores, according to a putative class action filed in California state court on Tuesday.
The trustee for Pennsylvania employee-owned private equity firm Alliance Holdings Inc. has accused Squire Patton Boggs LLP in federal court of representing Alliance and clients with conflicting interests and aiding its founder in funneling tens of millions dollars to himself and associates, all while it netted $7 million in legal fees.
The United Auto Workers was hit with a charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board by a truck driver who says she has been intimidated by the union in an attempt to stop her from exercising her right under Michigan’s right-to-work law to not unionize, according to a Friday statement.
LinkedIn Corp. was hit with a proposed class action Thursday in California federal court, alleging that the "trusted reference" reports offered through the 300 million-member professional social network don't comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act's certification and disclosure requirements.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued FedEx Ground Package System Inc. in Maryland federal court, alleging that the company failed on a nationwide basis to provide reasonable accommodations for deaf employees and job applicants, the agency said on Friday.
Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC co-founder Ralph Rader has sued the Michigan intellectual property boutique for breach of contract, alleging that after he suffered a disabling stroke last year, the firm cut off all contact with him and refused to purchase his interest in the firm.
Seafood restaurant chain Captain D's LLC was hit with a proposed class action in Tennessee federal court Wednesday alleging that the company failed to properly compensate workers in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act
Lord & Taylor LLC is facing allegations by a former employee that it stood by while her boss’ “demeaning fascination” with her sexual orientation intensified into his crashing her same-sex wedding, according to a suit filed in New York federal court on Wednesday.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday sued The Lash Group Inc., alleging in Maryland federal court that the health care consulting company fired a woman suffering from post-partum depression in violation of federal law protecting disabled workers from discrimination.
A headhunting firm has slapped a Novartis AG unit with a breach-of-contract suit of more than $578,000 in New Jersey state court, claiming the pharmaceutical giant has avoided paying the company for its help filling various executive positions.
A former employee at Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is accusing the retailer of withholding wages from store managers by forcing them to work off the clock and denying them mandatory rest breaks, according to a proposed class action filed in California court.
US Investigation Services LLC, a federal contractor that has taken heat for its background check of National Security Agency tipster Edward Snowden, has been hit with a putative class action alleging it didn't give adequate notice before laying off some 1,200 workers.
The goal of Brazil's eSocial program is to gradually replace obligations from previous labor and social security withholding forms, thus reducing employers' repetitive and excessive submission of information, say Walter Abrahao Nimir Junior and Marina Alfonso de Souza of De Vivo Whitaker e Castro Advogados.
Saleem v. Corporate Transportation Group Ltd., the "black car" driver case brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law, provides excellent examples for employers to better navigate the legal landscape of independent contractor status given the case's examination of contracts and control over contractors, say Larry Perlman and Tamar Dolcourt of Foley & Lardner LLP.
Many legal briefs are written in impenetrable jargon and begin with an introduction telling the court what it already knows, using words that stem from the 18th century, such as “hereinafter.” Instead, we should approach briefs the way novelists approach their writing, says Michael Rubin of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC.
Most employers in the U.S. will be prepared for the current Ebola outbreak after taking a few steps, including educating employees and ensuring emergency preparedness, says Sloane Ackerman of O'Melveny & Myers LLP.
As with many U.S. employment law concepts and practices, the idea of unlimited vacation does not quite translate outside America because vacation is a legal entitlement in most countries, not a fringe benefit that employers can choose to offer or not, say Susan Eandi and Teresa Burlison of Baker & McKenzie LLP.
When companies that conduct business in Delaware make their 2015 New Year’s resolutions, they should be sure to add compliance with two new laws that create potential liability for companies that fail to properly destroy records or documents that contain personal identifying information, say Sharon Klein and Stephen Jenkins of Pepper Hamilton LLP.
App development can bring great opportunity, visibility and income to a company. But there are some pronounced or unique intellectual property, ownership, privacy, data security and advertising considerations that a company should keep in mind, say Armand Zottola and Morgan Brubaker of Venable LLP.
Today, information intersects every practice area, making all lawyers effectively information governance practitioners in one way or another. The issue is whether you will consciously embrace this emerging discipline — and capitalize on it to the benefit of your clients and your practice, says Ann Snyder of the Information Governance Initiative.
Though it's unclear how appellate courts will ultimately view the National Labor Relations Board's determination that an employee’s use of the “Like” button on Facebook constitutes protected activity, it is clear the NLRB is devoting significant attention to this issue, say Daniel McCoy and Sheeva Ghassemi-Vanni of Fenwick & West LLP.
If Public Citizen's amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens is correct in arguing that an appellate court can insulate questions arising under the Class Action Fairness Act from Supreme Court review by denying leave to appeal then that will create perverse incentives for lower courts and may hamper the development of uniform rules governing CAFA removals, says Archis Parasharami of Mayer Brown LLP.