Expert Analysis

Courts Must Recognize Title VII 'Terms And Conditions' Claims

For too long, courts have narrowly interpreted Title VII by categorically dismissing claims of discrimination in t... (more story)

Employer Retaliation Refresher In Light Of EEOC Virus Update

A recent update to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s COVID-19 technical guidance clarifies that a... (more story)

Employer Best Practices For Biometrics Compliance: Part 2

Attorneys at Hunton outline the major court rulings affecting companies’ use of employee biometric information as ... (more story)

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Browning-Ferris Backs NLRB Decision In Joint Employer Row

Browning-Ferris Industries on Friday defended a National Labor Relations Board ruling that it did not jointly employ contract workers at its California plant, disputing a union's argument that the board had to... (more story)

Kellogg 2-Month Strike Set To End As Tentative Deal Reached

A nearly two-month strike is set to come to an end at four Kellogg Co. cereal plants after management and workers represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Unio... (more story)

NLRB general counsel Jennifer Abruzzo's office said the board should reinstate 2014’s Babcock & Wilcox standard for deferring to arbitration decisions. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
NLRB GC Aims To Restore Obama-Era Arbitrator Deferral Rule

The National Labor Relations Board's top prosecutor has asked the board to return to an Obama-era standard for deferring to arbitration decisions related to unfair labor practice cases, while seeking to keep i... (more story)

3rd Circ. Preview: BLM Masks, $1.4B Award Fight End 2021

A Pennsylvania mass transit operator, the commonwealth's banking regulator and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela are among the entities in December seeking the Third Circuit's input on such issues as thorny... (more story)

Rail Unions Say BNSF Vax Mandate Violates Status Quo

Two rail unions asked an Illinois federal judge to stop BNSF Railway Co. from enforcing its vaccine mandate, saying the company violated federal labor law by not bargaining with the unions over the unilateral ... (more story)

Kroger Fights Allegations Of Broken Job, Benefits Promises

Kroger has told an Arkansas federal judge that an employee in a Little Rock store doesn't have a leg to stand on in his suit accusing the grocer of denying him health care benefits and breaking a promise to re... (more story)

NLRB Judge OKs Hotel's Withdrawal Of Union Recognition

A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled that a Long Island hotel lawfully withdrew recognition of its employee union after a group of workers submitted a petition expressing it wanted to dissolve, despite... (more story)

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Feds Seek To Stay Order Blocking Contractor Vax Mandate

The U.S. Department of Justice asked a Kentucky federal judge on Friday evening to hold off blocking President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors while it appeals the order, saying th... (more story)

Calif. Denied Early Win In Bench Trial On Board Diversity Law

A California judge Friday denied the state's motion for judgment on all claims after a group of taxpayers rested its case in a bench trial challenging a law requiring publicly held corporations to place a mini... (more story)

Neil Olshey has been fired from his role as president of basketball operations for the Portland Trail Blazers following an investigation led by O'Melveny & Myers. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
Trail Blazers Fire GM After O'Melveny Toxic Workplace Probe

The NBA's Portland Trail Blazers said Friday they have fired General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey after an O'Melveny & Myers LLP workplace misconduct investigation found that he v... (more story)

DOJ Probing Sex Harassment Claims Against Ex-Gov. Cuomo

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's history of tough talk about workplace harassment and the power he yielded as the Empire State's chief executive likely contributed to him landing in the U.S. Department of J... (more story)

LSU Employee's Racketeering Claim Cut From Retaliation Suit

A Louisiana State University employee who says she was retaliated against for reporting sex-harassment allegations against a former football coach waited too long to bring the bulk of her civil racketeering cl... (more story)

Textile Co. Settles With Medical Pot User Over Nixed Job Offer

A Rhode Island fabric maker has settled a seven-year-long case with a graduate student over allegations that it violated state law by denying the student a paid summer internship because she was a medical mari... (more story)

American Airlines, Pilots Seek Military Pay Info From DOD

American Airlines and a class of pilots alleging the company shorted military reserve pilots on benefits have jointly requested that a Pennsylvania federal court approve a subpoena for documents from the U.S. ... (more story)

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Gas Station Cashier Hits Western Refining With Class Action

A California gas station cashier filed a proposed class action against his employer claiming the company did not provide extra pay when he had to skip meal and rest breaks because he was too busy doing his job... (more story)

Truck Drivers Nab Collective Cert. In OT Dispute

A group of drivers can pursue their claims as a collective in their suit alleging that a Kentucky trucking company failed to pay them overtime, after a federal judge found Friday that the group showed they all... (more story)

The full Eleventh CIrcuit declined to consider reviewing a panel’s September decision that an ICE contractor had argued created a "new, unachievable standard." (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
11th Circ. Won't Revisit ICE Contractor Meal Break Ruling

The full Eleventh Circuit won't reexamine a split panel decision that a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement contractor that organizes deportation flights needed to include meal breaks in its aviation secu... (more story)

Oil & Gas Co. Hit With OT Suit By 'Day Rate Workers'

An oil and gas driller was hit with a proposed collective action on Friday in West Virginia federal court alleging it illegally deprived employees of overtime pay by designating independent contractors as day rate workers.

Ex-Moore Ingram Worker Urges Court To Preserve WFH Suit

A former Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele LLP legal assistant has asked a Tennessee federal judge to preserve claims that the firm illegally fired her instead of accommodating her disability- and pandemic-related... (more story)

Truck Driver Hits Pa. Concrete Co. With Lost Wages Suit

A truck driver for a Pennsylvania concrete company filed a proposed class action Thursday in federal court, alleging the company failed to pay drivers for the full time it took to complete mandatory pre- and p... (more story)

SkyWest Fights Flight Attendants' Class Cert. Bid

SkyWest urged a California federal judge not to grant class certification in a suit from two former flight attendants claiming they were not provided with meal and rest breaks, saying the proposed class requir... (more story)