A Pennsylvania federal judge declined to sanction a hospital chain for getting its employees to sign arbitration agreements even as a proposed class action over unpaid overtime was pending, ruling that the hospitals were simply continuing an old policy from before the lawsuit began.
An ex-CBS Sports employee filed suit against the network in New York federal court Thursday, claiming she was passed over for promotion because of her race and gender and was fired when she complained.
An African-American woman at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation who says she was paid less than her male counterparts asked a federal judge Friday to force the agency to release comparative pay data for other agency workers.
One year after The New York Times’ explosive reporting on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged assaults launched a national conversation on sexual misconduct in the workplace, the #MeToo Movement is at a crossroads, experts say.
A coalition of business groups, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry and others answered the National Labor Relations Board’s call for input on whether to let workers keep using work email for union business ahead of a Friday deadline.
The family of deceased Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau has reached a confidential settlement with the NFL in its wrongful death suit in Pennsylvania federal court, an attorney representing the family announced Friday.
Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to take up a California school district’s challenge to a ruling that employers violate federal equal pay law when they factor workers' prior pay into salary offers.
A California appeals court tossed multiple class actions accusing Certified Tire and Service Centers Inc. of stiffing its automotive technicians of some of their enhanced pay, finding that the auto repair company complies with state minimum wage and break requirements.
A gay attorney who helped defend an alleged 9/11 conspirator has sued the federal government for $26 million, alleging his government-contracted and military co-counsel falsely told their al-Qaida member client he was "infatuated" with him, putting his life in danger.
Three California Thai restaurants have been hit with more than a $1 million in citations over wage theft allegations from the California Labor Commissioner’s Office, the office has announced.
The Tenth Circuit Thursday turned aside a UPS worker’s attempt to reopen his suit alleging he was discriminated against because he was Hispanic, saying the worker failed to show that a manager illegally targeted him because of his race.
An Illinois federal judge rejected the city of Chicago’s bid to escape claims from two female officers who say the Chicago Police Department discriminates against women employed in prestigious units or hoping to join them, ruling Thursday the women have supported their allegations of a pattern.
Cushman & Wakefield Inc. asked the First Circuit on Thursday to overturn $280,000 in attorneys' fees that a Massachusetts federal judge handed a former employee, adding to the real estate company's appeal of a jury verdict finding the company fired the longtime computer engineer because he was aging and awarding him $1.28 million.
A New York federal court on Thursday denied a bid by Nikko Asset Management Co. Ltd. to dismiss a suit alleging the company and its CEO defrauded senior executives and other employees out of $50 million by manipulating an employee stock-option plan, finding that the company has enough contact with the U.S. to warrant jurisdiction.
The three-year-old New York City law firm Walden Macht & Haran LLP will soon announce a new parental leave policy, giving attorneys and staff 18 weeks of paid maternity leave or 10 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave after births, adoptions or foster care placements, the firm's director said Thursday.
In the year since the #MeToo movement took off, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has launched 50 percent more sexual harassment lawsuits than it did the previous year and has seen a spike in the number of sexual harassment claims it has received, according to agency data released Thursday.
Bread-maker Gold Medal Bakery argued in Massachusetts federal court Thursday that it had the right to fire a supervisor, now suing the company for $2 million, who did not return to work after a 12-week leave for knee surgery.
Two former salesmen and installation technicians can take another crack at their proposed class action over unpaid overtime against Time Warner Cable, the Second Circuit ruled Thursday, finding that a lower court botched its interpretation of their job description when it shut down the suit last year.
The energy-market data firm Genscape Inc. has filed suit against a former employee who is now the CEO of a competitor in Colorado federal court over allegations that he stole company secrets that allowed his new employer to bypass years of expensive research.
Six former Morgan Stanley Smith Barney brokers asked an Illinois federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from their former employer alleging that they tried to lure former clients to a new firm after jumping ship, saying the suit is based on nothing more than speculation and unenforceable employee agreements and policies.
A Nebraska railroad car cleaning company and its two owners were indicted on charges that they flouted worker safety standards — resulting in two employee deaths — and attempted to hide their failures from Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act fundamentally changed rules governing the deduction under IRC Section 162(m) of executive compensation by publicly held corporations, it also included grandfather relief for some existing arrangements. Eric Winwood of Baker Botts LLP discusses the recent grandfather relief guidance and its effects.
The legal implications of communication tools that automatically delete messages are surfacing in various types of litigation and investigations. As these tools become more popular, a company must constantly evaluate how to reconcile their use with its duty to preserve evidence, say attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP.
The New York City Council recently passed a series of laws aimed at regulating the city's ride-sharing services. However, they do not provide the clarity businesses and workers in the industry were hoping for, say Rich Meneghello and Melissa Osipoff of Fisher Phillips.
In this new series featuring law school luminaries, Widener University Delaware Law School dean Rodney Smolla discusses teaching philosophies, his interest in First Amendment law, and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Virginia v. Black.
This fall, in New Prime v. Dominic Oliveira, the U.S. Supreme Court will be presented with two important questions related to the Federal Arbitration Act’s Section 1 exemption. The ruling could have major ramifications for the transportation industry, where arbitration provisions are often included in employment or independent contractor agreements, says Cary Sullivan of Jones Day.
In light of the new independent contractor test developed by the California Supreme Court's recent decision in Dynamex Operations West v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, brands in the state would be wise to have their agreements and statements of disclosure responsibilities with influencers reviewed and re-evaluated, says Paul Menes of ADLI Law Group.
A few weeks ago, the IRS proposed regulations related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's 20 percent deduction on qualified business income for pass-through entities. The guidance offers long-awaited clarity, but is mostly bad news for many law firms, says Evan Morgan of Kaufman Rossin PA.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new set of 53 frequently asked questions provides guidance to construction employers and employees regarding OSHA's respirable crystalline silica standard, and makes important clarifications regarding medical surveillance, says Bradford Hammock of Jackson Lewis PC.
Judicial impeachment fever seems to be spreading through the states, with West Virginia legislators recently voting to remove their state's entire Supreme Court, and lawmakers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina threatening the same. These actions are a serious threat to judicial independence, says Jan van Zyl Smit of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.
In this time of partisan conflict over judicial selection, a new book by Canadian jurist Robert J. Sharpe — "Good Judgment" — represents a refreshing, deeply thoughtful departure from binary arguments about how and why judges make decisions, says U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel, director of the Federal Judicial Center.