Employment

  • February 9, 2007

    SEC Launches Formal Inquiry Into KLA-Tencor

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a formal probe into KLA-Tencor Corp.’s stock options granting practices, continuing the company's backdating woes.

  • February 9, 2007

    Coke Secretary Jailed While Awaiting Sentencing

    A week after she was found guilty of conspiring to steal trade secrets and sell them to rival PepsiCo Inc., a former secretary of Coca-Cola Co. was thrown in jail Friday after prosecutors convinced a judge she was a flight risk.

  • February 9, 2007

    Foley Hoag LLP

    Although Foley Hoag LLP’s Labor and Employment Department has boasted the largest labor and employment practice in New England for the last 25 years, its not always size that matters.

  • February 9, 2007

    NLRB Files Complaint Against Westin

    The National Labor Relations Board has accused the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel of discriminating against union workers by suspending them for wearing union buttons.

  • February 8, 2007

    Mortgage Broker Faces FLSA Suit

    A Quicken Loans Inc. subsidiary that bills itself as Michigan’s largest mortgage broker has been hit with a proposed collective action accusing the company of not paying its mortgage bankers and loan consultants the premium overtime rates mandated by federal law and failing to keep track of all the hours those employees worked.

  • February 8, 2007

    Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

    When BellSouth was hit with a proposed race discrimination class action suit, the company turned to the labor and employment team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

  • February 8, 2007

    Nursery Workers Allege Nightmarish Treatment

    A slew of Guatemalan workers have charged one of the largest landscape nurseries in the country with human trafficking, accusing the company of reeling them in under false pretenses and then subjecting them to a wide range of employment abuses.

  • February 8, 2007

    Illinois Employees Sue State Over Ethics Test

    Three state university employees have filed lawsuits against Illinois' inspector general, claiming the agency has no right to discipline employees who spend too little time to complete a mandatory yearly ethics test.

  • February 7, 2007

    Court Prohibits Comair Pilots Strike

    The bankruptcy court overseeing Comair’s Chapter 11 case has barred the cash-strapped Delta Air Lines Inc. subsidiary’s pilots union from striking, a development Comair touts as a key step forward in its reorganization.

  • 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.