Employment

  • July 2, 2007

    Loan Officers Slap Capital One With Overtime Suit

    A Kansas man has sued Capital One Home Loans LLC on behalf of his fellow loan consultants, saying his former employer did not pay them overtime at the FLSA-mandated time-and-a-half rate.

  • July 2, 2007

    Judge Tells Westar To Cough Up Legal Fees

    A judge has ordered Westar Energy Inc. to provide an advance for legal fees to a former company executive named as a defendant in a shareholder lawsuit.

  • July 2, 2007

    Ex-Holland & Knight Attorney's Claim Tossed

    The wrongful termination suit that former Holland & Knight LLP employment attorney John Weir mounted against the firm was dealt another blow when a district court judge dismissed the only remaining federal claim in the case.

  • July 2, 2007

    Rite Aid Moves to Block Arbitration With Union

    Rite Aid Corp. on Friday filed a motion seeking to prevent arbitration with a workers union, alleging the union does not represent former employees of drug store chains Brooks and Eckerd, which it recently acquired, and that therefore the union's arbitration demand is illegal.

  • July 2, 2007

    Vegas Retirees Say Payouts Are No Jackpot

    Nine former employees of the Mandalay Resort Group have filed lawsuits against MGM Mirage and Mandalay over their termination of an executive retirement plan.

  • July 2, 2007

    Solutia Asks Judge To Approve Pact With Monsanto

    Solutia Inc. has asked the court overseeing its Chapter 11 proceedings to sign off on two settlement deals the bankrupt chemical products maker says are integral to shedding legacy liabilities and paving the way to a successful restructuring of the company, which has been under bankruptcy protection since December 2003.

  • July 2, 2007

    Fired Xerox Workers Sue For Bias

    A group of axed Xerox Corp. workers has sued the company for age and sex discrimination, claiming they were fired one month before a voluntary redundancy program made them eligible for severance packages.

  • July 2, 2007

    SkyWest Ordered To Stop Interfering With Pilots' Union

    A California court has ordered airline SkyWest Inc. to allow its pilots to distribute information about their union, an early success for the pilots in their lawsuit alleging the airline has illegally suppressed their organizing efforts.

  • June 29, 2007

    WellPoint Finds Itself on Wrong End Of CFO Sex Suit

    Despite its best attempts at damage control, Wellpoint Inc. has been dragged into the sex scandal surrounding its former chief financial officer as accusations of negligence against the health insurer begin to fly.

  • June 29, 2007

    Tower Strikes Deal With Unions

    A bankruptcy court approved a settlement on Thursday between bankrupt auto parts company Tower Automotive and a group of labor unions, after an earlier version of the settlement met with strenuous objections from the company's creditors last year.

  • June 29, 2007

    State Judge Dismisses Charges In HP Spy Case

    A California state judge has thrown out the remaining charges against three defendants involved in the Hewlett-Packard spying scandal, finding that while their conduct showed a “betrayal of trust and honor,” it did not amount to a criminal offense.

  • June 29, 2007

    Commerce Bank CEO's Exit Ends Federal Probe

    In a surprise move, Commerce Bancorp Inc. CEO Vernon W. Hill II has resigned his position, after the bank settled two federal enforcement actions related to the former chief executive.

  • June 29, 2007

    Sales Reps Sue Abbott For Overtime Pay

    Abbott Laboratories has been hit with a putative collective action suit that alleges it misclassified sales representatives as exempt from a federal law mandating a premium pay rate for overtime hours, the latest in a series of suits against major drug companies alleging violations of state and federal overtime laws.

  • June 29, 2007

    Conflicts Of Interest Threaten Worker Benefits: GAO

    Responding to concerns about the spate of terminated pension plans among bankrupt airlines in recent years, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said on Thursday that conflicts of interest involving consultants in defined benefit plans may hurt workers.

  • June 29, 2007

    ERISA Preempts MA Agency In Benefits Suit: Judge

    A federal judge on Monday ruled that ERISA preempts a reverse sexual orientation discrimination claim brought before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, barring the state agency from continuing an investigation into a dispute between Partners Healthcare Systems Inc. and a heterosexual employee.

  • June 28, 2007

    Bank Of New York Employees Demand Overtime

    Adding another name to the long list of banks being sued for Fair Labor Standards Act violations, Bank of New York was hit Wednesday with a putative class action by a Queens assistant branch manager who says employees were misclassified as exempt.

  • June 28, 2007

    Exelon Employees Win Class Status In 401(k) Case

    Exelon Corp. employees who participated in the electric utility’s 401(k) plan have gained class certification in their ERISA action accusing Exelon and its directors of charging unreasonable fees to the plan.

  • June 28, 2007

    Judge Rejects Granite CEO Bonus Plan

    In yet another stinging indictment of Granite Broadcasting Corp.'s post-Chapter 11 spending habits, a judge has balked at the company's bid to hand its CEO a hefty $450,000 bonus package for 2006.

  • June 28, 2007

    Execs Say Credit Lyonnais Broke Benefits Promise

    Three former top employees of Credit Lyonnais fought the French bank's motion for summary judgment in their lawsuit against their one-time employer, which they claim breached its promise by cutting their salaries and pensions when they were transferred from a company subsidiary.

  • June 29, 2007

    Ernst & Young Objects To More Time In Wage Action

    Ernst & Young has opposed a move by the plaintiff in a putative class action against it to extend the discovery deadline in the overtime wage dispute by more than five months.