Employment

  • September 4, 2008

    Dental Implant Makers Settle For $2M

    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.

  • September 4, 2008

    Sprint Loses Bid To Toss Sales Rep Wage Case

    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.

  • September 4, 2008

    Judge Explains Denial Of Wal-Mart's Post-Trial Motions

    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.

  • September 4, 2008

    Willful Misclassification Claims Kicked From KFC Suit

    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.

  • September 4, 2008

    3rd Circ. Reverses WARN Act Exemption Ruling

    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.

  • September 5, 2008

    Pilots Slam Spirit Airlines In Labor Lawsuit

    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.”

  • September 3, 2008

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car Hit With FLSA Suit

    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.

  • September 3, 2008

    Northwest Airlines Not Off The Hook In ADA Suit

    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.

  • September 3, 2008

    Judge Orders Massey To Rehire UMWA Miners

    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.

  • September 4, 2008

    Wells Fargo Engineers Win Conditional Certification

    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.

  • September 4, 2008

    Auto Dealer Owes $19M For Discrimination: Judge

    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.

  • September 3, 2008

    Ross Stores To Pay $1.2M To Settle Overtime Claims

    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.

  • September 2, 2008

    Skycaps Seek Class Status In Jet Blue Bag Fee Suit

    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.

  • September 2, 2008

    Plaintiffs Ask For Class Cert. In Goodyear FLSA Suit

    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.

  • September 2, 2008

    UBS Unit Covered By SOX, Lawyer Argues

    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.”

  • September 2, 2008

    PBGC Moves To Dismiss Pilots' Benefits Suit

    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.

  • September 2, 2008

    Gristede's Workers Win FLSA Summary Judgment

    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.

  • September 2, 2008

    SunTrust Faces ERISA Suit Over Subprime Loss

    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.

  • September 2, 2008

    Federal Employment Bias Suits Dropping: Study

    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.

  • September 2, 2008

    Hospital Operator Settles Pregnancy Bias Case

    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.