The brokerage arm of UBS has won its motion to dismiss the majority of claims in a wage-and-hour case filed by a former advisor who opted out of a $44 million settlement to take on the financial giant alone.
An appeals court has tossed a Title VII lawsuit filed by ex-employees at a clinic, finding that it was the plaintiffs' responsibility to prove that they had submitted charges against their employer in the state civil rights office—a claim they could not back up with records.
Automatic teller manufacturer Diebold Inc. asked a federal court on Tuesday to throw out a purported class action lawsuit, which alleged that the company had mismanaged its employees' retirement benefits, saying the plaintiffs' claims rested on securities law rather than employment law.
A San Diego pension fund has fired back in the feud over collapsed Amaranth Advisors LLC, accusing the hedge fund manager and its former officers of trying to shift the focus away from the alleged fraud at the heart of the case in hopes of having the suit tossed out.
A proposed class of current and former employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opposed a motion for a protective order by the retail giant to buy more time to turn over documents in their wage-and-hour dispute.
A district court has removed two claims alleging unpaid bonuses but left intact a former equities manager's final allegation against Deutche Bank AG, which fired him in 2004—that the bank violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in its administration of his severance package.
Taking over for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against a South Carolina county, accusing the local government of refusing to lift a finger to stop gender discrimination against a female worker.
The plaintiffs in a suit against Pfizer Inc. have sought class action certification from a federal judge in Manhattan, marking the latest development in a series of legal battles between pharmaceutical companies and workers who claim the companies improperly classified them as exempt from overtime pay.
In an opinion that could affect the employee classification suits against the package delivery service that have been cropping up nationwide, a California appeals court has upheld a ruling that FedEx Ground Package System Inc. drivers are indeed employees.
Caterpillar Inc. has asked a district court judge to disregard a union's arguments against inclusion in a suit accusing the heavy equipment maker of denying retirees medical benefits.
Bringing a race discrimination class action against FedEx Express to a close after more than four years, a federal judge has granted final approval of a settlement, in which the FedEx Corp. unit will shell out about $55 million.
The Bush Administration released a series of revised rules on Friday designed to pump up the government's power to enforce existing immigration laws.
AstraZeneca LP has responded to the plaintiffs in two putative class action wage-and-hour lawsuits that accuse the pharmaceutical company of misclassifying its sales representatives as exempt from federally mandated overtime pay requirements.
A group of newspaper distributors who claim Tribune Co. and its subsidiaries are paying them sums below the minimum wage standard have dismissed their district court lawsuit as they finalize plans to file a class action in New York state court this week.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay over $4 million in unpaid wages, waiting-time penalties and civil penalties to 50,000 California employees and to the state of California after the mega-retailer voluntarily notified state authorities of a string of payment errors.
Worried over the “imminent danger” to its oil and gas drilling business, Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc. has decided to take Pathfinder Energy Services Inc. to court after accusing the rival of pilfering a number of its employees in hopes of obtaining critical trade secrets.
California has stepped up its efforts to prevent sexual harassment from occurring in the workplace with its latest regulations requiring any U.S. firm with 50 or more workers to provide mandatory sexual harassment training to their supervisors in the state.
Toothpaste maker Colgate-Palmolive Co. has been hit with a purported class action lawsuit by two former employees who claim they were underpaid pension benefits through the company's cash-balance retirement plan.
The woman who accused DLA Piper LLP of discriminating against her and causing emotional distress has asked the judge in the case to more clearly establish the scope and conditions of the psychiatric examination she is required to undergo.
A federal judge has refused a request by the air conditioner unit of American Standard Inc. to force its unhappy workers into arbitration over wages, ruling the employees were entitled to take their case directly to court.