Swiss dental implant company Nobel Biocare has settled an unfair competition lawsuit in which it accused rival Keystone Dental Inc. of poaching its employees and inducing a breach of their confidentiality agreements.
A federal judge has dashed a bid by Sprint Nextel Corp. to toss a class action brought by a group of sales representatives who sued to collect allegedly unpaid commissions.
A Pennsylvania judge said Wednesday that a state appeals court should affirm a $187 million award for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees who were allegedly forced to work off the clock and skip rest and meal breaks.
The federal district judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against Kentucky Fried Chicken Corp. has dismissed claims that the fast food giant willfully misclassified hundreds of assistant managers.
Defunct trucking company APA Transport Corp. will have to come up with a new defense for its failure to provide hundreds of employees with a 60-day notice of termination, now that an appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision to throw out the case by allowing the company to hide behind the “faltering company” exception to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
The Air Line Pilots Association International union has filed a lawsuit accusing Spirit Airlines Inc. of violating a current collective bargaining agreement by engaging in a “systematic assault on its pilots.”
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been hit with a proposed class action that claims the company does not pay proper overtime to employees who transport vehicles.
A case filed by five disabled travelers against Northwest Airlines and the Wayne County Airport Authority over complaints about safely accessing flights out of Detroit Metro Airport has survived a motion to dismiss and will proceed.
A judge has partially granted an injunction petition by the National Labor Relations Board and has ordered a Massey Energy Co. subsidiary to offer jobs to a group of union workers pending Massey's appeal of a ruling.
A federal judge has granted conditional certification to a collective action brought by a Wells Fargo & Co. engineer who alleges that he and similarly situated employees were not fully paid for all of the hours they worked.
A federal jury has ordered an Oregon-based auto dealership to pay $19 million in damages to four former employees for the racial discrimination they faced while working there in 2005.
Ross Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit with current and former assistant store managers who claim the retailer misclassified them under federal labor laws and failed to pay them appropriate overtime wages.
A group of skycaps has requested certification of two overlapping classes in its suit against Jet Blue Airways Corp. over the airline's 2006 decision to charge a fee for bag-checking service.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. employees suing the company for overtime pay moved on Friday to speed up the discovery and class identification process for their class certification claims.
The lawyer for a former employee of a UBS unit who blew the whistle on the company for alleged auction rate securities fraud has argued to the U.S. Department of Labor that the subsidiary is subject to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as its parent company is publicly traded and a self-described “integrated employer.”
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has moved to dismiss portions of a suit that accuses it of depriving 1,000 retired US Airways Inc. pilots of payments due under the benefits plan PBGC took over when the airline filed for bankruptcy.
A judge on Thursday handed current and former Gristede's managerial workers a victory in their class action against the New York-based supermarket chain, ruling that Gristede's is liable for overtime payments, awarding plaintiffs liquidated damages and throwing out “frivolous” counterclaims in a summary judgment.
SunTrust Banks Inc. and 20 company officers and executives are facing a class action accusing them of investing employee retirement benefits in company stock despite substantial investment risks stemming from the bank's subprime exposure.
Federal employment discrimination lawsuits have been on a steady decline in the last four years, after going through a strong rise through most of the 1990s, a study by the U.S. Department of Justice has found.
Hospital operator Catholic Healthcare West has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to resolve claims that one of its hospitals discriminated against pregnant workers by limiting the procedures on which they were allowed to work.