A California fast-food industry bill at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk and poised to replace a 2022 law would establish a standards council and increase the minimum wage for workers, while letting companies avoid liability for franchisees’ violations. Here, Law360 explores what each side gave up to reach a deal.
A religious rights group defending a Catholic school in a gay teacher's bias case saw a Fourth Circuit panel sidestep their arguments and zero in on a theory with more legal precedent, a pivot experts said signals the judges' disinterest in further expanding religious employers' rights to discriminate.
North Carolina and West Virginia defended their health care funding bans on treatments for gender dysphoria Thursday, arguing before the full Fourth Circuit that the prohibitions don't discriminate against transgender people because the laws prohibit everyone on government plans from receiving certain treatments.
Starbucks’ unsuccessful attempts to quash unionization by retaliating against organizing employees — illustrated b... (more story)
Piece-rate compensation can encourage worker efficiency and productivity, but California has special rules for emp... (more story)
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A recently unveiled rule from the U.S. Department of Labor would increase the salary threshold for Fair Labor Stan... (more story)
Health groups, scientists, a labor union, small businesses and environmentalists are urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to strike down a nearly 40-year-old precedent that allows judges to defer to federal agenc... (more story)
A Denver Broncos player can't continue litigating his negligence and liability claims in court against the National Football League and Los Angeles Chargers, a California federal judge ruled, saying the player... (more story)
A D.C. Circuit panel seemed resistant Thursday to a Puerto Rican hospital's claim that the National Labor Relations Board rule requiring employers to recognize existing unions after acquiring the operations of... (more story)
A former Michigan state lawmaker was denied a federal court bid this week to escape a second trial on charges that he sold his vote while in office for campaign contributions.
Starbucks' crackdown on the union drive at its St. Louis-area cafes has rendered it liable for a slew of federal labor law violations, a National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled, ordering the company to ... (more story)
A New York federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a hospital's attempt to toss a former resident's lawsuit claiming the hospital discriminated against him based on his ADHD diagnosis, culminat... (more story)
In the coming week, attorneys should keep an eye out for a potential ruling on whether flight attendants in a long-running wage case against Delta Air Lines Inc. can proceed as a class, and whether Delta can a... (more story)
Boston University failed to provide reasonable accommodations that would allow a maintenance worker with "long COVID" symptoms to return to work, instead telling him to apply for long-term disability benefits ... (more story)
This week's Off The Bench features a college football coach accused of sexual harassment fighting to keep his job, an Olympic medalist claiming that a U.S. team doctor sexually assaulted her, and Congress help... (more story)
The Fifth Circuit reopened a Black educator's lawsuit claiming a Mississippi school district refused to pay for her to attend leadership training because of her sex and race, finding that the refusal she alleg... (more story)
Amazon and two of its construction contractors allowed Black and Puerto Rican workers to endure a racially hostile work environment before and after they found nooses at their Connecticut job site in 2021, and... (more story)
A woman who says she was sexually harassed by Andrew Cuomo told a federal judge this week the former New York governor is seeking "revenge" by requesting her phone records and other materials in a separate cas... (more story)
Amazon told a California federal court that it reached a deal to end a former seasonal associate's lawsuit accusing the e-commerce giant of illegally using information about his prior rape conviction to deny h... (more story)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a new strategic plan defining its priorities for the next four years, and the agency also hit Walmart with two lawsuits in separate federal courts: one a... (more story)
The operators of a New York golf course urged a federal court to toss caddies' claims for unpaid minimum wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act, arguing that caddies are not employees and that they earned we... (more story)
A First Circuit judge said Thursday that Puerto Rico's concerns about the "democratically abhorrent" situation created by the fiscal oversight board's control of the territory's lawmaking abilities is a matter... (more story)
Attorneys from Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky PC are seeking more than $125,000 in fees and expenses for more than 150 hours of representation for a class of rehab facility workers who claimed they were underpaid... (more story)
A former Bloomberg LP human resources employee told a New York federal court that the more than $11,000 deal she is expected to receive from the company to settle her overtime suit matches the percentage of re... (more story)
Two CBD companies say they plan to appeal a Second Circuit decision to revive a racketeering suit from a former commercial truck driver who alleged he lost his job after consuming products containing detectabl... (more story)
An employer that partially defeated an ex-employee's wage dispute may not compel the worker to pay its attorney fees, a California appeals court ruled, saying the employer could only seek recovery of fees rela... (more story)
A nonunionized worker's suit claiming he wasn't paid for time spent putting on and taking off gear should remain in court, a California state appeals court ruled, denying a shipbuilding company's request to ma... (more story)
While a government shutdown would certainly create issues and cause delays for immigration processing, independently funded functions would continue for at least a limited time, and immigration practitioners c... (more story)
A former aide at her sister's New Jersey law firm has urged a federal judge to move her lawsuit against the practice back to New Jersey state court and grant her attorney fees, arguing the federal court lacks ... (more story)
Stinson LLP has hired the former deputy general counsel and senior vice president of Varsity Brands to join its team in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Wednesday.