Construction company Washington Group International has agreed to fork over $1.5 million to a group of black workers who sued for racial harassment and retaliation.
Law firm Gibbons PC has bolstered its Newark employment law practice with the addition of five new employment law attorneys, including three partners.
A federal appellate court has partially overturned a National Labor Relations Board ruling which found that executives at auto parts maker Stanadyne Automobile Corp. did not commit unfair labor practices in the weeks leading up to a union vote.
A World Mortgage Co. employee launched a proposed class action Monday, claiming the Wachovia subsidiary's failure to pay certain workers overtime violates both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
As beleaguered investment bank Bear Stearns Cos. gears up to fight what promises to be a slew of lawsuits over its collapse, the bank has reportedly changed its bylaws to help employees involved in the defense of the suits pay for legal expenses.
In a case that could affect similar legislation proposed in 15 other states, U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided Wednesday over whether a California law can bar employers from using state funds to influence union-organizing activities.
The New Jersey Senate was forced to postpone a vote on proposed family-leave legislation after the state's Assembly Appropriations Committee amended the bill to strengthen protections to small businesses and increase penalties for workers cheating the program.
A federal judge has tossed out a suit that sought to reverse a Michigan law that bars race and gender from playing into government hiring and public university admissions.
FedEx Home Delivery has filed a brief in its appeal of a National Labor Relations Board decision that found the company had misclassified employees working out of two Massachusetts distribution centers as independent contractors.
Stephanie Jensen, the former human resources chief of Brocade Communications Systems Inc., was sentenced on Wednesday to four months in prison and ordered to pay a $1.25 million fine for her alleged role in a stock options backdating scandal, Dow Jones reported.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has proposed to change its method of calculating the liability an employer takes on when it withdraws from a multi-employer pension plan and the way unfunded vested benefits are allocated.
A federal judge has dealt a double blow to HSBC Mortgage Corp. in a wage-and-hour battle with its army of loan officers, striking some of the bank's defenses and granting class status to the disgruntled workers.
H&R Block Inc. and its financial services unit have asked a federal judge to overturn a nearly $4 million arbitration award issued to a former company executive, arguing that the arbitration panel improperly asserted jurisdiction over his claims and disregarded the law in its decision.
CVS Caremark Corp. has agreed to pay $36.7 million to settle claims that the retail pharmacy giant switched patients to a more expensive version of the prescription drug ranitidine in order to gain increased Medicaid reimbursements.
Grant & Eisenhofer PA has launched a whistleblower litigation practice group, hiring two new attorneys, Reuben A. Guttman and Ann Lugbill, to open a new office for the firm in Washington, D.C. Much of its work will focus on pharmaceutical companies, who can be sued for defrauding government regulators in getting their products approved, and defense contractors, the firm said.
A Tennessee appeals court dealt a blow to a major railroad company Friday, affirming a lower court's decision to award an ailing employee $5 million for illnesses he claimed to have contracted from his workplace exposure to hazardous materials.
A worker’s personal-injury suit against Transocean Offshore Inc. and Shell Oil Products Co. that repeatedly stumped a state appellate court has also divided the justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has expanded its labor and employment presence in New York, adding five new attorneys, formerly from Greenberg Traurig LLP, in the past few weeks.
A federal judge has agreed to dismiss a group of opt-in plaintiffs' claims from a Fair Labor Standards Act class action against Starbucks Corp., ruling that certain plaintiffs' charges were barred by the statute of limitations.
A lawsuit over options backdating at UnitedHealth Inc. brought by the California Public Employees Retirement System has reportedly been granted class action status.