Smithfield Foods Inc. got the OK from a federal judge Tuesday to pursue a racketeering lawsuit against a union that has attempted for years to organize workers at the company's North Carolina hog slaughterhouse.
An association of Societe Generale shareholders and former employees has said it will file a criminal complaint to gain access to the depositions and testimony associated with a judge's inquiry into the scandal at the French bank.
There seems to be no letup in FLSA litigation. If a company has employees, it is a potential target for a wage-and-hour lawsuit, says Kelley Drye & Warren's Barbara E. Hoey in our series of chats with high-profile employment lawyers.
Internal investigations at Comverse Technology Inc. have found that executives backdated stock options and often manipulated earnings to meet Wall Street's expectations for the company, according to papers filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
A Mississippi court rejected a summary judgment bid from a company that transports Medicaid patients to doctors' offices, ruling that Regency Transportation Inc. hadn't put forth enough evidence to back up its argument that the plaintiffs, who are suing for unpaid overtime, fell within the motor carrier exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A court ruled on Friday that a case brought by an employee against Wal-Mart for alleged retaliation after she prevented company documents that later became evidence in a fraud case from being shredded could go forward.
An appeals court has held that the National Labor Relations Board incorrectly found that Mail Contractors of America violated its duty to bargain with a union when it unilaterally changed a relay point on one of its trucking routes following an impasse in negotiations.
Departing from precedent, California’s high court has ruled that talent managers can collect commission payments from their celebrity clients even if, in defiance of the state’s Talent Agencies Act, they have secured entertainment jobs for them.
A jury has awarded $3 million to a former Honolulu official who alleged that she was fired after taking issue with the way the city interfered with her authority.
JP Morgan Chase & Co. and HSBC Finance Corp. have been hit with putative class action overtime lawsuits in federal court in California, seeking relief for a nationwide collective class under federal wage-and-hour law.
A former SafeNet Inc. executive has been sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay a $1 million fine for her role in backdating millions of dollars of employee stock options grants.
A District of Columbia federal judge has barred the nonprofit group Project on Government Oversight from presenting evidence regarding allegedly illegal payments made to a government employee in a whistleblower action against oil companies.
A Florida state court ruled Wednesday that a county government's policy of terminating internal investigations into employees' discrimination claims when the employees filed charges with outside agencies was effectively, if not intentionally, retaliatory.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been cleared of Title VII violation claims that its alleged policy against hiring registered sex offenders is discriminatory, because the civil rights law does not recognize sex offenders as a protected class.
A group of black employees in a Coca-Cola Bottling Co. factory in Ohio has sued the company, saying that they have been consistently subjected to a hostile work environment.
A little over a week after Comverse Technologies Inc. filed a fraud suit against former chairman Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, the ex-exec has fought back, filing his own $72 million fraud suit against his former employer.
An appeals court ruled on Monday that two doctors could sue a bank for breach of fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act individually, rather than on behalf of their pension plan.
An appeals court has refused to enforce two previous orders requiring the federal government to diminish the number of hours truck drivers are permitted to work, leaving a controversial interim regulation standing.
Federal prosecutors on Thursday reportedly named two co-founders of communications giant Broadcom Corp., Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli, as potential co-conspirators in an options backdating scheme.
Discount retail giant Best Buy Co. Inc. has routinely subjected its employees to security searches off the clock, forced them to work through unpaid meal and rest breaks, and failed to compensate them for all of their work, according to a lawsuit recently filed in a New York State court.