Employment

  • January 9, 2007

    Sanofi-Aventis Sued By Reps For Overtime Pay

    The U.S. unit of French drug firm Sanofi-Aventis has become the latest target in a series of lawsuits brought by employees accusing pharmaceutical giants of violating state and federal overtime laws.

  • January 9, 2007

    Schwarzenegger Seeks Universal Health Coverage

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has introduced an ambitious new plan to provide health care coverage to all of the state’s residents in a move that could shake up the U.S. managed-care sector.

  • January 9, 2007

    Trade-Secret Litigation Targets Conference Calls

    An audio conferencing technology company filed a suit against two companies and two individuals, one a former employee, last Wednesday, claiming misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract.

  • January 8, 2007

    Harley Davidson Union Fights Arbitration Ruling

    A union representing 2,700 workers at Harley-Davidson Motor Company has opposed an arbitrator’s decision that the motorcycle maker did not violate its collective bargaining contract by outsourcing work.

  • January 8, 2007

    Littler Reinforces Strong Base With Cleveland Firm

    Employment and labor law firm giant Littler Mendelson PC has joined forces with the largest standalone labor and employment firm to better address significant business growth and rising legal needs in Ohio.

  • January 8, 2007

    Models May Get More In Price-Fixing Settlement

    More models may be feeling super after a ruling over the distribution of a multimillion-dollar settlement with modeling agencies accused of price-fixing was remanded back to district court by an appeals court.

  • January 8, 2007

    PBGC Picks Up Delta's Pilots' Pensions

    In a move that will bring Delta Air Line Inc. a step closer to emerging from bankruptcy, the beleaguered airline confirmed Friday that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has become the trustee of its pilots’ pensions.

  • January 8, 2007

    Conflicts Questioned In Apple Options Probe

    The director of the internal team tasked with investigating alleged stock options backdating at computer giant Apple Inc. once headed the committee that approved the options in question, a conflict of interest that could have disqualified him from the position.

  • January 8, 2007

    Supreme Court To Hear Home Health Worker's Case

    A home health care worker will get a second chance to plead her case over minimum wage and overtime pay before the U.S. Supreme Court, the court said on Friday.

  • January 8, 2007

    Suit Over L.A. Supermarket Law Heads To Trial

    A superior court judge in Los Angeles has cleared the way for the California Grocers Association’s dispute of a law that limits when supermarkets can terminate employees to proceed to trial.

  • January 5, 2007

    Suit Takes Aim At Silicon Valley’s Youth Culture

    An age discrimination lawsuit filed against a Silicon Valley company is the latest to take on the high-tech industry's alleged bias against older, more experienced employees.

  • January 5, 2007

    Assaulted Women Sue Rite Aid For Negligence

    Six women who were drugged and sexually assaulted by a former Rite Aid Corp. manager have sued the pharmacy chain for $18 million, accusing it of negligence and inadequate supervision of its employees and prescription drugs.

  • January 5, 2007

    Trump Sued For Age Discrimination

    Property mogul and reality TV host Donald Trump faces a potential class action over claims of age bias in the selection process for his hit show, the Apprentice.

  • January 5, 2007

    Ogletree Deakins Opens New Offices

    One of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country is continuing to grow, expanding its reach in the northeast with new offices in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

  • January 5, 2007

    Shareholders Want Home Depot Board Members Out

    Just days after the much criticized Home Depot CEO Robert Nardelli resigned, shareholders are asking that some board members be axed for the OKs they gave to his massive paychecks.

  • January 5, 2007

    Judge Clarifies Foley's Role In Tower Case

    A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on a bid by Tower Automotive Inc. to clarify Foley & Lardner LLP’s role as special labor negotiation counsel, opening the door for the law firm to be paid for additional services it has provided to the bankrupt auto parts maker in connection with an employment investigation.

  • January 5, 2007

    Judge Tossed From Racial Bias Suit

    A district court judge in Hawaii has been removed from a racial discrimination suit for refusing to allow expert testimony and for his apparent unwillingness to implement an earlier appeals court decision.

  • January 5, 2007

    Government Tries To Plug Coca-Cola Leaks

    Prosecutors are demanding that jurors not be allowed to share the confidential information that they become privy to during the trial of a former Coca-Cola Co. secretary accused of conspiring to steal the beverage giant’s trade secrets.

  • January 5, 2007

    Apple Lawsuit Spotlights Jobs' Role

    A civil lawsuit against Apple Computer has raised new questions about the company’s stock options practices and Chief Executive Steve Jobs’ possible role in the unfolding backdating scandal.

  • January 4, 2007

    Wal-Mart Faces Demand For $62M In New Damages

    Just months after securing a significant financial victory against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a group of the retailer’s current and former Pennsylvania employees have returned to court in hopes of winning tens of millions of dollars in new wage-and-hour damages.