Employment

  • June 12, 2008

    DHS Pushes E-Verify Program For Contractors

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule designating E-Verify as the electronic employment eligibility verification system all federal contractors would be required to use under a recent order signed by President Bush.

  • June 12, 2008

    Plastech Asset Buyer Must Honor Labor Deal: UAW

    A labor union that represents 3,000 workers of bankrupt auto supplier Plastech Engineered Products Inc. is one of more than a dozen parties that filed objections Wednesday in response to Plastech's bid for court approval of a plan to sell off key assets.

  • June 11, 2008

    Inventor's Data Purge Comes To Light In Bratz Case

    Bratz inventor Carter Bryant's credibility was called into question after it came to light Tuesday that the former Mattel Inc. employee had run a computer program to wipe data from his hard drive before handing it over for discovery in the intellectual property dispute brought by the Barbie manufacturer.

  • June 10, 2008

    1st Circuit Upholds 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' Rule

    A federal appeals court has thrown out a challenge to the U.S. military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, creating a split between circuit courts.

  • June 10, 2008

    EU Unions Bash Temp Worker Rules' Opt-Out Provision

    The 60-million-member European Trade Union Confederation hailed a European Union agreement on Tuesday to treat temporary workers as permanent employees from the first day of assignment but said stronger protections are needed to enforce the maximum 48-hour workweek.

  • June 10, 2008

    Mintz Levin Sued For Malpractice Over EEOC Suit

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC has been hit with a malpractice suit by a New Hampshire-based information technology company that accuses the law firm of failing to provide proper advice in defense of an employment suit.

  • June 10, 2008

    Wal-Mart Settles EEOC Disability Case For $250K

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims that the retailer failed to accommodate a longtime pharmacy technician who was disabled by a gunshot wound.

  • June 10, 2008

    Employment Litigator Joins Epstein, Becker & Green

    Labor and employment attorney Brian Sullivan has moved from Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP to Epstein Becker & Green PC, continuing the firm's expansion in one of its five core practice areas.

  • June 11, 2008

    Jones Day Brings In Global Benefits Specialist

    Jones Day has added a global equity and executive compensation specialist to its ranks, luring Robert G. Marshall II to its San Francisco office after almost 10 years at Baker & McKenzie.

  • June 11, 2008

    Expanded Class In Wells Fargo MDL Gets Judge's Nod

    A federal judge has given a boost to loan processors who are suing Wells Fargo & Co.'s home mortgage unit over alleged failure to pay overtime, allowing them to expand their proposed class to include a wider range of employees.

  • June 12, 2008

    D.C. Circ. Orders Blue Man Group To Negotiating Table

    The Blue Man Group will have to update its repertoire of paint-splattered drumming and mass marshmallow consumption to include union negotiations, a federal appeals court has ruled.

  • June 11, 2008

    Judge Rules IT Class Exempt From Overtime

    A federal judge has ruled that a class of information technology workers in California was exempt from state wage-and-hour laws and has granted summary judgment to Electronic Data Systems Corporation.

  • June 11, 2008

    Allstate Loses Appeal In Long-Running Age Bias Case

    Allstate Insurance Co. has failed in its bid to overturn a federal judge's ruling in favor of employees who alleged age bias, with an appeals court finding that a case of disparate treatment had been made on its face and the lawsuit could proceed.

  • June 9, 2008

    High Court Seeks DOJ's Opinion In AK Steel Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has invited the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Solicitor General to weigh in on a long-running court battle between AK Steel Holding Corp. and its retirees over claims that the company miscalculated employee pension benefits to the tune of $46.2 million.

  • June 9, 2008

    Former Big Sky Pilots Say Mair Ignored Contract

    A Montana-based union representing former pilots and dispatchers of defunct air carrier Big Sky Transportation Co. have sued Mair Holdings Inc., alleging that Mair didn't live up to the terms of a 2001 employment contract.

  • June 9, 2008

    Comcast To Pay $50K For Alleged Past Discrimination

    Comcast of Houston LLC will pay $50,000 to settle an allegation from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • June 9, 2008

    High Court Downs Gov't Worker's 'Class-Of-1' Claim

    Public employees do not have a constitutional right under the equal protection clause to challenge arbitrary employment decisions, because the government is granted more discretion in its role as an employer than as a regulator, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.

  • June 9, 2008

    Judge Finds Federal, State Claims Can't Co-Exist

    The judge in a putative collective action that accuses CitiFinancial Inc. of failing to pay overtime to its financial service representatives has pared down the plaintiff's case, ruling that the federal and state law claims at issue are inherently incompatible.

  • June 9, 2008

    High Court Refuses To Hear Donning, Doffing Cases

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on the so-called donning and doffing debate, leaving the increasingly contentious wage-and-hour issue unresolved by the nation's divided circuit courts.

  • June 9, 2008

    High Court Won't Hear Appeal In AT&T ERISA Case

    An AT&T Corp. pension plan facing a multimillion-dollar judgment in a class action over reductions in employee pensions won't be taking its case before the U.S. Supreme Court.