U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., sent letters Thursday to more than two dozen banks and financial institutions asking whether they would support plans to delay the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule for retirement account advisers, suggesting a rollback could hurt the many firms that have already implemented the rule.
A Boeing employee claiming the aerospace giant improperly classified him as exempt from overtime premiums lost his renewed bid for class certification Wednesday when a Washington federal judge found that his proposed class was still too varied.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday it has ordered Amtrak to rehire and pay nearly $1 million in back wages and damages to a whistleblower who was fired after raising safety concerns about a contractor.
New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday advanced proposals aiming to close the gender pay gap with one bill prohibiting companies that receive state assistance from paying women less than men and another establishing an office to advocate for women in the workplace.
FordHarrison LLP has added an employment attorney previously with United Airlines Inc. as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office, the firm announced.
Golden Corral Corp. may offer customers an endless buffet, but it has shown itself to be less bountiful to those it employs as associate managers by wrongfully exempting them from federal and state overtime pay requirements, according to a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday.
The Fourth Circuit on Thursday upheld former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship's conviction for conspiring to violate mine safety laws before a 2010 coal mine explosion that claimed 29 lives, finding no mistakes by the lower court to warrant a reversal.
The former general counsel for Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. took the stand in his retaliation suit accusing the life sciences company of firing him for reporting possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations related to payments in China, testifying that Bio-Rad’s CEO resisted his attempts to investigate possible wrongdoing.
The federal government ripped into the New York City Department of Transportation on Wednesday, alleging its maintenance division's managers habitually used racial slurs and systematically excluded minority candidates for supervisory spots.
A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday awarded about $330,000 in attorneys' fees and expenses to a handful of business groups that led a successful challenge of the U.S. Department of Labor's so-called persuader rule, which expanded employers' disclosure requirements related to union-organizing campaigns.
A former employee at the Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck alleging he was not rehired due to his age is taking his claims to the Third Circuit after his lawsuit was thrown out by a federal district judge, filing a notice of appeal on Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Justice accused the New York Police Department on Tuesday of refusing to hire an HIV-positive man as a police emergency dispatcher after discovering his health condition, according to a lawsuit filed in New York federal court.
A multicourt battle over an ex-Goldman Sachs programmer’s rights to corporate legal defense benefits could soon hop back to New Jersey even as the Delaware Supreme Court wrestles with an appeal over the Chancery Court’s rejection of the claim.
The U.S. Department of Labor fired off a lawsuit against Oracle America Inc. Tuesday, alleging that the computer technology giant discriminates against women and minorities by paying them less than their counterparts and also discriminates against qualified non-Asian applicants in favor of Asian candidates for certain roles.
A unit of Deutsche Lufthansa AG agreed to pay $1.1 million in a deal with a class of sheet metal workers who had claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime, according to papers filed in Maine federal court on Wednesday.
A Northern Mariana Islands company will pay a civil penalty and establish a back-pay fund to resolve allegations it discriminated against U.S. citizens and work-authorized immigrants in hiring, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.
An Australian sports surface company named in a lawsuit by a former NFL linebacker who suffered a career-ending Achilles tendon injury on a removable natural grass playing surface again urged a Texas federal court to dismiss claims against it Tuesday, arguing the player had not satisfied international service requirements.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's latest annual report showed that the agency resolved 1,649 LGBT-based sex discrimination charges and recovered $4.4 million for LGBT individuals in fiscal 2016, marking the third straight year each number has increased since the agency started tracking them in 2013.
Chevron Corp. urged a California federal judge Wednesday to toss a putative class action brought by beneficiaries of its employee retirement plan who claim Chevron breached its fiduciary duties when it made high-cost and poor-performing investments, saying the employees haven’t alleged anything new since the court dismissed their original complaint.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been discriminating against some of its female employees by paying them less than their male counterparts in violation of federal contractor requirements, the U.S. Department of Labor alleged Wednesday in an administrative complaint.
From the Titanic to the Deepwater Horizon, an obscure federal law has been invoked after many maritime disasters to limit vessel owners' liability for losses stemming from conditions outside the owners' privity or knowledge. But in today's offshore energy industry, technology can place the owner and its management in the wheelhouse, on the cargo deck and on the rig floor, says Andrew Stakelum of King & Spalding.
Instead of trying to change the new workforce to follow a law firm's existing processes and procedures, perhaps it's time for firms to start changing their processes and procedures to better accommodate the mentality of this next generation of lawyers, says Christopher Imperiale, a law firm adviser with Berdon LLP.
In recent years the National Labor Relations Board has extended its reach into employer operations with controversial decisions that have departed from longstanding precedent. However, while employers may hope the new administration might stop this expansion, with current board members and the general counsel still in office for some time, relief may be slow to come, say Adam Abrahms and Christina Rentz of Epstein Becker & Green PC.
In this final installment of our review and outlook series, we analyze health care enforcement trends gathered from 2016 civil settlements and criminal resolutions of health care fraud and abuse cases. Behind the headlines covering enormous recoveries in 2016, several themes are apparent, say attorneys at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
Every year, statistics reveal very little change in the number of women and minorities in the ranks of partnership. So how do law firms change this painfully slow rate of progress? It takes more than adding a diversity policy or a women’s leadership program to the current law firm business model, says Lucia Chiocchio, co-chair of Cuddy & Feder LLP's telecommunications and land use, zoning & development groups.
Enacted on Dec. 15, 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is celebrating 50 years of protecting older workers, many with families and children requiring financial support, from unemployment and poverty. At this half-century milestone, we should take a moment to analyze the ADEA’s effect on the workforce, says Chloe Roberts of Roberts & Associates Law Firm.
While 2016 marked one of the least productive years in the history of Congress, the same cannot be said of health care enforcement and regulatory agencies. Perhaps motivated by the impending change in administration, these agencies promulgated a number of notable regulations in 2016, say attorneys at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
Around the world, corporate insiders are taking note of the significant awards issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program and are more willing than ever to report their perceptions of corporate misconduct. This is an unmistakable call to action for multinational companies, say attorneys with Dechert LLP.
Our first article in this two-part series focused on the most significant event in trade secret law in many years — the passage of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act. Now we leave the DTSA and highlight five other trade-secret trends that promise to shape future developments, say attorneys with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
After a full year in effect, the amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) has been tested in a variety of district courts. A sampling of these decisions reveals that courts seem to be adhering closely to the amended rule and ordering adverse inference instructions only where there was intent to deprive another party of access to relevant information, say Carrie Amezcua and Samantha Southall of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.