An Illinois federal judge on Friday dismissed claims by a former Ford Motor Co. employee that he was discriminated against and endured a hostile work environment, finding that the alleged harassment against the African-American worker, including purportedly being called a monkey, wasn't "truly outrageous" and not based on race.
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday issued a surprise two-week extension of the public comment period on the board's proposal to roll back its controversial Browning-Ferris joint employer test, but the nearly 30,000 comments submitted so far make it clear there's a sharp divide between pro-business and pro-labor factions over how broad the standard should be.
Florida law firm GrayRobinson PA has established a new practice group focused on representing the legal needs of religious institutions and other faith-based organizations.
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers must face claims that they mishandled a dispute with a stamping plant employee, who claims she was fired after filing multiple harassment complaints, by appointing a longtime Ford executive's sibling as an arbitrator, an Illinois judge ruled Friday.
An Alabama judge on Friday issued an emergency order allowing a high school basketball player to return to the court amid nationwide criticism of the Alabama High School Athletic Association for suspending her for her senior season for cashing a check mistakenly sent by USA Basketball, even though she sent the money back.
A Texas federal judge refused Thursday to toss a doctor’s $19.2 million antitrust suit accusing Baptist Healthcare System Inc. of excluding him and 70 percent of pediatric anesthesiologists in the San Antonio, Texas, area from working at its hospitals.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to review a Ninth Circuit decision that California's wage-and-hour laws apply to offshore drilling workers in the Golden State, a ruling that industry claims conflicts with the Fifth Circuit's conclusion that federal law should apply to workers on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Changes to a visa program for foreign workers with advanced U.S. educational degrees may soon include a "potential path to citizenship," President Donald Trump tweeted Friday.
Several executives from Google Inc. parent Alphabet Inc., including its chief legal officer, were hit with another lawsuit from a shareholder in California state court Thursday, claiming that covered-up sexual misconduct has hurt the company’s value.
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed on a bill to give furloughed federal workers back pay after the government shutdown ends, sending the bill to President Donald Trump’s desk Friday.
A $1.4 million settlement resolving claims that Cablevision Systems New York City Corp. flouted federal and state labor laws by making its field technicians work off the clock cleared its first hurdle Friday after a New York federal judge signed off on the deal.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider whether federal courts can hear a workplace bias claim even if the worker making it didn't complain to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before suing, agreeing to review a Fifth Circuit ruling that revived a Texas worker's religious bias suit.
A Pittsburgh logistics company can't enforce part of a contract that bars a shipping company from hiring its employees, in part because its business interests are already protected by another clause barring the shipper from poaching its customers, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled in a precedential opinion Friday.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced it has added a prominent employment attorney from Polsinelli PC with years of experience litigating class actions, making him a shareholder at its San Francisco office.
A Lyft driver fighting his status as an independent contractor will have to proceed to arbitration, rather than having his case dismissed so he can appeal to the First Circuit, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Friday in agreeing with the ride-sharing company's argument that the former path will resolve the putative class action more quickly.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s ho-hum performance last year in False Claims Act litigation marked its second straight year of sagging recoveries, sparking questions about whether the DOJ can revive its glory days of blockbuster FCA hauls.
A coalition of attorneys general from 10 states and the District of Columbia urged the National Labor Relations Board on Friday not to revert to its past definition of a "joint employer," saying the move would weaken workers' ability to organize and hold their employers accountable.
A union representing thousands of U.S. air traffic controllers sued the federal government on Friday for forcing its members to work without pay since December, joining a number of other labor unions that have taken the Trump administration to court over the ongoing shutdown.
Seeger Weiss LLP has asked the Pennsylvania federal court overseeing the NFL concussion settlement to distribute $3.2 million from a common benefit fund to pay itself and a handful of other firms for their work on class-related matters, with Seeger Weiss itself requesting $2.7 million.
A Walgreens cashier’s participation in a $23 million settlement with the pharmacy chain over wage-and-hour claims doesn’t prevent her from pursuing a state court case alleging the company wrongly denied her and others suitable seating, the Ninth Circuit has ruled.
Kim Leffert and Michael Downey of Mayer Brown LLP explain how to make the e-discovery process for employment litigation easier and more cost-effective by providing practical guidance on the key issues involved with handling electronically stored information.
If the federal government shuts down on Friday, the issues contractors face will vary depending on their government counterparts and individual agreements, but all should assess the likely impacts on their operations and make contingency plans, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring LLP.
By declining to reconsider U.S. v. Stephens Institute, the Ninth Circuit forfeited an opportunity to outline the contours of the so-called Escobar test for claiming implied false certification liability under the False Claims Act, and to explain how it differs from the test that came before it, say attorneys at Katz Marshall & Banks LLP.
If a recent U.S. Department of State prediction concerning final action dates for EB-1 visas proves true, the category will never become current this fiscal year. Such a prolonged backlog is not only unprecedented but alarming, say Courtland Witherup and Adam Rosser of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Under an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, starting in 2019 employers in the state must meet new employee reimbursement requirements. There are a number of proactive steps companies can take now to mitigate against violations, say Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn of Cozen O'Connor.
Following an influx of new employment laws enacted in California this year, employers in the state once again have their work cut out for them when it comes to addressing and complying with new legislation that mostly takes effect at the start of 2019, says Mellissa Schafer of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLC.
David M. Hargrove's new book, "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.
Nonprofit organizations struggling to comply with a new tax on parking and public transit benefits for their employees received three pieces of somewhat good news on Dec. 10. Attorneys at Venable LLP provide the details.
Health plans that prevent patients from applying any form of drug manufacturer copay assistance toward their deductible — known as copay accumulator programs — not only increase the cost of health care, but have the potential to put businesses in significant legal peril, says Stacey Worthy of Aimed Alliance.
One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.