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.
New Jersey legislators grilled the chief of staff to Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday about how a former staffer accused of rape remained in his position for months after being told to step down and then later resigned amid media inquiries about the alleged assault.
A proposed class of shareholders accused Google parent Alphabet's board of directors in California state court Wednesday of concealing data privacy issues and issues of sexual harassment and discrimination, ultimately propping up the stock price until the truth about these issues emerged.
As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.
Philadelphia Eagles lineman Lane Johnson can’t investigate his union, the NFL Players Association, over claims that it retaliated against him for criticizing its tepid response to Johnson’s 10-game suspension for banned-substances use, a New York federal court said Wednesday.
A Sixth Circuit panel on Thursday backed a lower court’s decision awarding attorneys’ fees to Kelly Services Inc. in a suit against three former employees the staffing and consulting company accused of breaching their noncompete agreements when they went to work for a competitor.
An Alabama federal judge on Thursday upheld an administrative ruling that the National Labor Relations Board acted within bounds when it fired a field attorney for losing confidential witness statements and misleading an agency official who investigated the incident, saying the board’s action was reasonable.
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.
Despite strides toward eliminating workplace pregnancy discrimination in recent decades, protections are still not sufficiently established in our business culture or legal structure, says Craig Barkacs of University of San Diego School of Business.
Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.
A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.
New Jersey state courts have been less favorable to employers than federal courts when it comes to enforcing arbitration agreements. The latest example is the Appellate Division’s precedential decision in Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, says Benjamin Teris of Post & Schell PC.
Comments during oral argument in Dawson v. Steager suggest the U.S. Supreme Court will strike as discriminatory a West Virginia statute that taxes pensions of federal retirees. The question is how broadly the justices will apply the doctrine of intergovernmental tax immunity, says Cardozo School of Law professor Edward Zelinsky.