A female A.G. Edwards Inc. financial consultant has filed a proposed class action against the firm over what she describes as a pervasive pattern of discrimination against women, including unequal pay and a hostile work environment.
Leading pork processor Smithfield Foods Inc. has been hit with another proposed class action alleging the company does not properly compensate line workers at one of its production facilities.
It remains too easy for disgruntled employees to abuse the civil rights laws to manufacture claims, says Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau & Saturley's Christopher Vrountas in our series of chats with high-profile employment lawyers.
Health benefits provider WellPoint Inc. has been hit with a proposed collective action by nurses in the company's call center who claim that they were denied federally mandated overtime pay for at least the last three years.
Six female ex-employees of Cendant Corp. subsidiaries have filed a proposed class action alleging they were subjected to sexual harassment, verbal abuse, physical violence and gender discrimination on a daily basis.
A partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP has alleged that the Chicago-based law firm passed him over for a capital partner position because he had made an earlier sexual-harassment complaint to the firm.
A U.S. magistrate judge has issued a protective order to shield executives of KLA-Tencor Corp. from questioning by lawyers for the semiconductor maker's former CEO, who refused to join the company in settling with regulators over charges of stock options backdating.
A New York county's “lag payroll policy” for its sheriffs association, in which employees had one out of every 10 days of salary deferred to be paid when they stopped working, did not violate due process, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
As part of its ongoing border security reform efforts, the U.S. government has announced it will toughen sanctions against employers who breach federal immigration laws, increasing civil fines in a bid to curb the number of illegal hires.
A group of Wells Fargo employees who are suing the bank for overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act has lost a bid for certification of a 14,000-strong nationwide class.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has criticized Ohio's efforts to establish collective bargaining for independent home health care workers, saying the move is likely to foster anti-competitive conduct.
San Francisco's controversial program requiring employers to spend specific amounts on employees' health care is set to remain in place for the moment, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a bid by a group representing restaurant operators to temporarily block the ordinance while an appeal of the case is pending.
A legal advocacy group for women has launched a letter-writing campaign to urge the U.S. Senate to pass a law that would reverse the Supreme Court's controversial decision in a case that critics say has severely curtailed employees' right to sue for pay discrimination.
In a decision that affirms the authority of arbitration clauses in contracts even over state law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that an arbitrator is responsible for ruling upon a fee dispute between the star of the television show “Judge Alex” and his former manager.
A major chapter in a complicated legal saga was closed Wednesday when a judge approved the settlement of about a hundred lawsuits brought by 525 people alleging that transportation company C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed two lower court rulings in a dispute between E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and more than 50 former employees, effectively allowing the workers to move forward with their fraud claims against the company.
A Tennessee federal court has held that federal civil procedure rules prohibit employers from subpoenaing internal collective bargaining information from a union.
An administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board has ordered the owner of two Manhattan restaurants to rehire about 30 delivery people he fired during a widely publicized wage dispute, the NLRB has revealed.
McDermott Will & Emery has expanded its labor and employment and class action practices with the addition of longtime Los Angeles employment litigator Jeffrey Webb to its Boston office.
A judge has denied a motion by Alpharma Inc. to dismiss part of a proposed class action that alleges the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Jersey Wage Collection Law by not paying wages and overtime to sales representatives and regional account specialists.