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Employment

  • January 22, 2019

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Sides With Trump In Fight Over Trans Military Ban

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted lower court orders blocking the Trump administration from implementing a policy banning transgender service members from the military, breaking 5-4 along ideological lines.

  • January 18, 2019

    NJ Governor's Atty Blasted For Withholding Rape Claims

    The chief counsel to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy faced sharp criticism from state legislators Friday about his choice not to inform the governor about rape allegations against a then-staffer for months before media inquiries about the alleged assault, as lawmakers challenged whether a state policy required keeping Murphy in the dark.

  • January 18, 2019

    BNSF Worker Wins $3.5M In Rail Yard Injury Suit

    A Nebraska jury has awarded $3.5 million to a BNSF Railway Co. employee who lost his foot after train cars were moved on a track where he was working.

  • January 18, 2019

    Seat Maker Must Face BNSF Suit Over Engineer's Injury

    Seats Inc. must face BNSF Railway Co.'s breach-of-contract suit alleging the manufacturer should be on the hook for payments to an engineer who suffered career-ending injuries from allegedly defective locomotive seats, a Nebraska federal judge ruled.

  • January 18, 2019

    Littler Hires Ex-Kaufman Dolowich Partner On Long Island

    Littler Mendelson PC has expanded its Long Island presence with the hire of a former Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP attorney, who brings to the firm years of experience representing employers in discrimination claims and wage-and-hour disputes.

  • January 18, 2019

    Behind The Scenes, #TimesUp Fund Gets To Work

    The TimesUp Legal Defense Fund, born of a social media hashtag, has grown to $24 million and is so far funding sexual harassment litigation, defamation defense, and public relations on behalf of dozens of women. But most of its work is taking place behind the scenes.

  • January 18, 2019

    Security Guards Hit NYU Hospitals With Wage-And-Hour Suit

    New York University’s teaching hospitals failed to fully compensate security guards for overtime work and skimped on pay for required duties before and after shifts, according to a putative class action filed Friday in New York state court.

  • January 18, 2019

    Tech-Driven Hiring Tools May Spawn New Wave Of Bias Suits

    A new breed of high-tech hiring tools aimed at helping employers sift through growing applicant pools can unfairly weed out women and minorities, putting unwary businesses at risk of being caught up in an anticipated wave of bias litigation.  

  • January 18, 2019

    Calif. Restaurant Chain To Pay $4M To End Wage Theft Row

    A California restaurant chain has agreed to pay $4 million to end a wage theft case pending before state labor regulators that alleges it underpaid about 300 immigrant workers, a legal group representing the workers has said.

  • January 18, 2019

    Union Membership Down Slightly In 2018, BLS Says

    The rate of American workers who are union members ticked down nominally last year in both the private and public sectors as more workers entered the labor market, according to U.S. Department of Labor data released Friday.

  • January 18, 2019

    Consol Says Ex-Prez Can't Show Gender Played Role In Pay

    The changing structure and nature of the coal industry were behind a female Consol Energy Inc. executive’s termination, not her gender or her complaints about being paid less than her male counterparts, the company argued Thursday in an effort to toss her lawsuit from a Pennsylvania federal court.

  • January 18, 2019

    Fla. Co. Soured Clients On Ex-Contractor, $110M Suit Says

    A former independent contractor for Florida-based health care management consulting company CareOptimize filed a $110 million suit Thursday accusing the company of ruining her relationships with clients by telling them she was subject to noncompete agreements and that she was sick and could not work.

  • January 18, 2019

    Texas Justices To Take On Nursing Pay Dispute

    The Texas Supreme Court said Friday it will hear oral arguments in a case in which a McAllen hospital claims lower courts have wrongly sided with its nurse supervisors in a pay dispute by treating their annual performance evaluations as employment contracts that set an annual salary.

  • January 18, 2019

    #MeToo Movement Molds New Protections In Mergers

    Since the #MeToo movement took off just over a year ago, it has shone a light on widespread sexual harassment in the workplace, sparking a change in perception that is increasingly shaping merger negotiations as buyers weigh the commercial risks associated with such allegations.

  • January 18, 2019

    C-Notes In The C-Suite: How Women Can Get Their Fair Share

    Though the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have raised awareness of gender equality issues in the workplace, female executives still face hurdles when looking to negotiate compensation packages that mirror those of their male counterparts. Here, Law360 looks at these obstacles and what companies, incoming executives and lawmakers are doing to tear them down.

  • January 17, 2019

    Quinn Emanuel Co-Founder Emanuel Retires After 3 Decades

    Eric J. Emanuel, who co-founded Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in 1986, has retired from the firm, leaving John B. Quinn as the only active founding member, a firm spokesperson told Law360 on Thursday.

  • January 17, 2019

    5M Walmart Workers Win Cert. In Background Check Suit

    Roughly 5 million people who applied for a job at Walmart Inc. can pursue a class action alleging the retail giant added extraneous material to background check notices it issued to applicants and new hires in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, a California federal judge ruled Thursday.

  • January 17, 2019

    Calif. Justices To Hear Tire Center Wage-And-Hour Suits

    The California Supreme Court agreed to consider whether Certified Tire and Service Centers Inc. employees were bilked out of enhanced pay under the company’s system of rewarding them only for certain types of work, according to a brief filing Wednesday.

  • January 17, 2019

    NLRB Chair Rejects Dems' Call To Pull Joint Employer Rule

    National Labor Relations Board Chairman John Ring pushed back Thursday against a request from two Democratic House lawmakers to pull back the board's proposed joint employer rule, saying that nothing in a recent D.C. Circuit decision in a case involving Browning-Ferris Industries short-circuits the board’s rulemaking process.

  • January 17, 2019

    Insurer Says $1.5M Arbitration Award Over Stolen Info Sound

    American Income Life Insurance Co. asked a Texas federal court on Wednesday to confirm a $1.54 million arbitration award it won against a former agent after he allegedly took confidential information after leaving the company, saying the arguments in his appeal were already dismissed by the arbitrator.

Expert Analysis

  • Immigration Compliance Essentials For 2019

    Susan Cohen

    In today’s aggressive immigration enforcement environment, compliance has never been more important. And every company, whether employing foreign nationals on visas or not, must comply with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 employment verification requirements, say attorneys with Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.

  • When State, Local Gov't Is A Federal Contractor

    Meredith Shoop

    Federal contractors are required to follow an increasing number of employment regulations that affect wages, leave, nondiscrimination policies and more. Compliance becomes even more complicated when the contractor is a state or local government, says Meredith Shoop at Littler Mendelson PC.

  • What Calif. Employers Should Know About LA Teacher Strike

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    The Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike raises serious questions not only for parents, but also employers who may be required to accommodate employees' requests for time off under California’s child-related activities leave law, say Ellen Bandel and Ryan Bykerk of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

  • Diversity's Next Step: Developing Minority Partners

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    The lack of minority partners comes at a high cost to firms, say attorneys at Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC, as they suggest several practical ways to tackle this problem.

  • A 2019 Field Guide To Calif. Class Actions

    William Stern

    For those navigating the California class action landscape in 2019, it pays to know what happened in 2018. William Stern of Covington & Burling LLP looks back at the most important developments and discusses what to expect going forward.

  • 2019 Annual Meeting And Reporting Considerations: Part 4

    Hagen Ganem

    In the final installment of their four-part series, attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP focus on corporate governance best practices such as disclosures related to board evaluations and virtual shareholder meetings; the status of Dodd-Frank and other U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule-making matters; and considerations in assessing social media policies.

  • 5 Interview Questions Calif. Employers Should Skip In 2019

    Minal Haymond

    Although Michael Scott, a fictional character in "The Office," would have us believe there's no such thing as a bad question, in California that expression now holds less true than ever. Minal Haymond of Seyfarth Shaw LLP reviews new and updated legislation governing what employers can and cannot ask job candidates.

  • 2019 Annual Meeting And Reporting Considerations: Part 3

    Caroline Kim

    In the third installment of their four-part series, attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP consider corporate governance best practices including environmental, social and governance reporting, updates to director and officer questionnaires, board diversity and related disclosures, and shareholder proposals.

  • Does ADA Cover Accommodations For Transgender Workers?

    Lindsey Conrad Kennedy

    Much has been written about whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act covers discrimination based on transgender status or gender identity, but how the Americans with Disabilities Act comes into play has largely remained uncharted territory. Until now, says Lindsey Conrad Kennedy of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC.

  • A Guide To Reducing Limitations Periods On Employee Claims

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    Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager

    Employers generally benefit from drafting agreements that shorten statutes of limitations on employee claims. However, there are several considerations when assessing whether and how to trim the relevant period, say Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager and Courtney Hunter of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.