Employment

  • February 7, 2007

    Bill To Ease Union Organizing Reintroduced

    Amid declining union membership nationwide, a House Democrat on Tuesday reintroduced a key piece of bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for workers to organize, eliciting praise from labor activists and criticism from business groups.

  • February 7, 2007

    Female EMS Workers Allege Discrimination

    Seven female emergency services workers filed a sex discrimination suit against their former employer Tuesday, alleging a Texas county’s emergency services unit fired them or limited their work hours because they were not male.

  • February 9, 2007

    K-Mart Slapped With Age Bias Suit

    A group of former K-Mart Corp. workers have hit the retail giant with a lawsuit, accusing the company of discriminating against employees over 40 at one of its West Virginia stores.

  • February 7, 2007

    Tyson Foods Hit With FLSA Suit

    Tyson Foods Inc. has become the target of a putative class action brought by Iowa employees who say the meat processing and manufacturing outfit owes them damages for not compensating them for work preparation time essential to performing their jobs.

  • February 7, 2007

    AG Urges Delay Of UnitedHealth Settlement

    The Ohio attorney general has sent a letter warning a committee overseeing the UnitedHealth Group’s options backdating case that the prospect of a rushed settlement with the company’s disgraced chief executive officer would be unfair to the company’s shareholders.

  • February 7, 2007

    Quarles & Brady LLP

    Responsiveness may be the buzzword of the day, but for the labor and employment attorneys at Quarles & Brady, it has proven to be a key part of the group’s success.

  • February 7, 2007

    IBM Hit With Overtime Suit

    IBM Corp. has been hit with another proposed class action lawsuit that accuses the computer giant of intentionally misclassifying its sales representatives to exempt them from overtime wages.

  • February 7, 2007

    SEC Sues Former Execs Over Backdating

    Federal regulators have filed action against two former executives of defense contractor Engineered Support Systems, claiming the pair backdated stock options to the tune of $20 million.

  • February 7, 2007

    AXA Faces Class Action Over Overtime Pay

    A former securities broker at AXA Advisors LLC has filed a lawsuit requesting class action status against the financial services company for denying overtime compensation to brokers.

  • February 9, 2007

    Ex-Patent Counsel Sues Nvidia Over Age Bias

    A former chief patent counsel at Nvidia Corp. has brought an age discrimination suit against the graphics technology company and three executives after he was allegedly harassed for years and eventually fired for being too old.

  • February 6, 2007

    Allied Bids To Dump Labor Contracts

    After months of failed negotiations, Allied Holdings Inc. has asked the bankruptcy court for approval to ditch its labor union contracts, hoping the move will push the auto supplier closer to emerging from Chapter 11 protection.

  • February 6, 2007

    Ex-Coca-Cola Secretary May Flee: Prosecutors

    Just days after convicting a former Coca-Cola Co. secretary of conspiring to steal the beverage giant's trade secrets with the intention of selling them to rival PepsiCo Inc., the U.S. government is calling to have her thrown in jail because she is a flight risk.

  • February 6, 2007

    Boston Globe Sues Printing Co. Over Customer Data

    The Boston Globe has fired off a suit against a local printing firm and its employees to block them from using trade secrets the newspaper claims they stole from the Globe’s direct marketing unit.

  • February 6, 2007

    Wal-Mart Faces Largest Class Action In History

    A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the class action status of a gender discrimination suit filed by female employees against Wal-Mart Inc. alleging that women who work for the retail giant are paid less and have to wait longer for promotions than their male counterparts.

  • February 6, 2007

    Pillsbury Winthrop

    When law firms are hit with employment lawsuits, they look to retain attorneys who are not only well-versed in the issues at hand, but who also understand the sensitive nature of the suit. That's why other firms are increasingly turning to the labor and employment group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

  • February 6, 2007

    Appeal Zapped In Laser Surgery Trade Secrets Case

    An appeals court has affirmed a district court ruling that found former sales executives of eye surgery equipment maker Synergetics Inc. guilty of misusing trade secrets.

  • February 6, 2007

    Home Depot Settles Proxy Fight With Relational

    Home Depot said Monday that it has reached an agreement with one of its lead shareholders, thus ending a proxy battle that erupted after the company’s former CEO Robert Nardelli collected a $210 million severance package.

  • February 5, 2007

    Law Means More Headaches, Suits For Employers

    Health care providers and their attorneys are scrambling to get in compliance with new regulations mandating that companies educate employees about detecting and reporting Medicaid fraud to the government.

  • February 5, 2007

    Northwest Attendants Ask Court To Rethink Pay Cuts

    After seeing Northwest Airlines Corp. accumulate over $270 million in profits in 2006, the bankrupt carrier’s flight attendants have asked the bankruptcy court to reconsider the steep pay cuts it approved last year.

  • February 5, 2007

    ERISA Suit v. Dept. Of Energy Petitioned To High Court

    A group of pensioners seeking to revive an ERISA class action against the U.S. Department of Energy and a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp. has appealed its case to the U.S. Supreme Court.