Employment

  • February 13, 2007

    Comair, Pilots Call Temporary Truce

    Twenty minutes past deadline, Comair and its pilots union reached a provisional truce early Tuesday morning, with the bankrupt airline agreeing to delay the wage cuts and other concessions it planned to impose.

  • February 13, 2007

    Lionel Tries To Stay On Track With Extension Bid

    Lionel LLC has asked the bankruptcy court for a fourth extension of its exclusive right to file a reorganization plan, as the toy train maker continues to await the outcome of a key trade secrets battle.

  • February 13, 2007

    Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

    When the employment group at law firm Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP encounters complex litigation it gets a boost by teaming up with litigators from other practice groups, according to William C. Martucci, the group’s chair.

  • February 13, 2007

    Dell Sues Ex-Workers For Contract, IP Violations

    Dell Inc. has accused a group of former employees of trampling the computer giant’s intellectual property and violating their employment agreements through a widespread scheme to illegally resell Dell hardware.

  • February 13, 2007

    Abbott Ordered To Pay $6M In Discrimination Suit

    A federal jury on Monday ordered drug maker Abbott Laboratories Inc. to pay $6 million to a former employee who sued the company for alleged age and disability discrimination after she was fired.

  • February 12, 2007

    Dana Unions Take Issue With Sale

    A pair of labor unions has objected to the $157 million sale of bankrupt Dana Corp.’s engine hard parts business, saying buyer Mahle GmbH might not honor retiree benefits.

  • February 12, 2007

    Ex-McAfee Counsel May Face Criminal Charges

    The former general counsel for McAfee Inc., who has been caught up in the options backdating whirlwind that has engulfed the company, may face criminal charges by federal prosecutors as early as this week.

  • February 12, 2007

    Marine Reserve Sues ExxonMobil

    A U.S. Marine Corps. reserve who twice left his job to serve overseas is suing Exxon Mobil Oil Corp., alleging the company treated him unfairly when he returned to his job as an apprentice.

  • February 12, 2007

    Appeals Court Sends Victory To Postal Service

    A federal appeals court panel has overturned a cease and desist order against the U.S. Postal Service in Waco, Texas, for being overly broad.

  • February 12, 2007

    Restatements Drop For Big Firms

    The largest publicly traded companies were forced to file fewer financial restatements in 2006 than the previous year while smaller companies filed more than ever, according to a recent report.

  • February 12, 2007

    SEC To Spare Some Options Backdaters

    Some companies embroiled in the options backdating scandal will get off scot free, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has admitted.

  • February 12, 2007

    FLSA Overtime Suit Targets A.G. Edwards

    Yet another broker has joined the fight for overtime compensation, slapping A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. with a suit alleging that the firm failed to pay him and others for overtime hours they worked.

  • February 12, 2007

    Dell's Call Center Reps File FLSA Overtime Suit

    A group of sales representatives from Dell Inc.’s Oregon call center filed suit against the company Thursday, alleging the national computer retailer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to accurately log employees’ hours and pay them for overtime.

  • February 12, 2007

    Abercrombie & Fitch Hit With FLSA Suit

    Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. has been hit with a proposed collective action suit by a former management trainee who claims the clothing retailer violated the law by not paying federally mandated overtime rates.

  • February 12, 2007

    Haynes & Boone LLP

    Everything may be bigger in Texas, but law firm Haynes & Boone LLP has worked to make sure that labor and employment litigation issues in the Lone Star State stay small.

  • February 12, 2007

    Court Rules Tribal Casinos Fall Under Labor Laws

    In a blow to Indian tribes’ sovereignty across the United States, an appeals court has found that an affluent Southern California tribe is subject to federal labor law.

  • February 9, 2007

    Shareholders Want To Freeze BP CEO's Pay

    The recent tribulations of BP Plc in the United States have endangered CEO Lord John Browne’s pay. Two large shareholders filed a suit on Friday asking the court to freeze his $140 million severance package because it is undeserved and excessive.

  • February 9, 2007

    Nuclear Plant Workers Sue Employer, Union

    A group of employees has sued the nuclear station where they worked and the union that represented them, claiming they tried to trick workers into retiring before a new, more beneficial collective bargaining agreement took effect.

  • February 9, 2007

    Hotel Sues Morgan Stanley Over Casino Deal

    Resorts International Hotel Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley alleging the firm used its chief executive to acquire a site to build an Atlantic City casino, interfering with Resorts’ chance to develop a casino itself.

  • February 9, 2007

    IRS Relieves Workers In Backdating Scandal

    Unsuspecting employees faced with hefty tax bills for backdated stock options have been offered a reprieve by the taxman.