Employment

  • June 12, 2007

    AP Employees Try To Keep Age Bias Case Alive

    Two former Associated Press employees have asked a judge to reject the news agency's attempt to dismiss their age discrimination case on summary judgment.

  • June 12, 2007

    USPS Pays $61M To Settle Disability Case

    In what is being proclaimed as the largest disability discrimination settlement ever, the U.S. Postal Service has agreed to pay $61 million to resolve a complaint brought by a class of postal workers who claimed they were placed in dead-end jobs because of their impairments.

  • June 12, 2007

    SEC Gets Data Go-Ahead In Brocade CEO Case

    A judge has shot down a request by former Brocade Communication Inc. CEO Gregory Reyes to quash the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s subpoenas of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG.

  • June 21, 2007

    Family Bill Creates Headaches For Employers

    California's proposed ban on "familial status" discrimination in the workplace would open the door to frivolous lawsuits and make it harder for employers to fire workers, some lawyers worry.

  • June 11, 2007

    Ford & Harrison Adds Two To Dallas Office

    Hoping to beef up the firm's Texas outpost, Ford & Harrison LLP has snagged a pair of labor and employment attorneys from Fisher & Phillips LLP and Andrews Kurth LLP to join its Dallas office.

  • June 11, 2007

    Managers File FLSA Suit Against KFC

    A group of current and former managers at KFC Corp. restaurants in Minnesota filed a proposed class action against the fast food chain Thursday, alleging failure to comply with state and federal wage and hour laws.

  • June 11, 2007

    Judge Picks Cases For Trial In Welding Litigation

    A judge has ruled against a motion by the defendants in the multidistrict welding fume litigation and chosen the next two bellwether cases in the litigation.

  • June 11, 2007

    Judge Tosses Discrimination Suit Against Law Firm

    A judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by a fired office manager against Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, saying the former employee had failed to connect an incident with a partner to her termination.

  • June 11, 2007

    High Court Dashes Home Care Worker's Overtime Bid

    A home care worker's long struggle for 20 years of unpaid overtime wages has come to an end, with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruling that her services were exempt from time-and-a-half pay.

  • June 11, 2007

    Supreme Court To Hear Sprint Discrimination Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear communications company Sprint Nextel Corp.'s appeal of an age discrimination case that could affect what evidence is allowed in employment trials.

  • June 11, 2007

    High Court Backs Paper Co. In ERISA Dispute

    The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of a bankrupt paper mill company, finding that it is under no obligation to consider an offer to merge its pension plans as an alternative option to terminating the plans.

  • June 12, 2007

    Rare Win For Domestic Worker At Trial

    A Maryland jury has awarded a domestic worker over $61,000 in damages for an unjust enrichment claim she made against her former employers.

  • June 12, 2007

    Sheppard Mullin Snares Executive Compensation Star

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has snared an executive compensation expert from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and named him partner in the firm's tax/employee benefits/trusts & estates practice group.

  • June 8, 2007

    AstraZeneca Hit With Wage-And-Hour Suit

    AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP was hit with a proposed wage-and-hour class action Wednesday, which joined similar suits against the pharmaceutical giant in at least three other states.

  • June 8, 2007

    Ex-Dow Chemical Execs Sue For Legal Fees

    Two former executives of Dow Chemical Inc. have sued the company, demanding to be reimbursed for legal fees incurred during a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into alleged illegal discussions about selling the company.

  • June 8, 2007

    Advisors: Oust Yahoo Directors Over CEO Pay

    Three Yahoo, Inc. board of directors responsible for giving CEO Terry Semel an allegedly bloated pay package despite the Internet company's meager performance should not be reelected at a shareholder meeting Tuesday, independent proxy advisory firms said.

  • June 8, 2007

    Top Execs Get Tax Break

    The Internal Revenue Service said on Tuesday that companies could deduct the compensation of chief financial officers exceeding $1 million, a development that may spur congressional action.

  • June 8, 2007

    Congress To Hear Ledbetter, Mulls High Court Ruling

    A former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. employee whose accusations of sex discrimination led to a Supreme Court ruling that limited discrimination pay claims will testify before a Congressional committee about the fairness of the ruling.

  • June 8, 2007

    Court To Hear Ex-Employee's Case Against Pfizer

    Pfizer Inc. has been denied summary judgment in a suit brought by a former employee who alleged she was misled into forfeiting stock options that she believed were part of her retirement benefits.

  • June 8, 2007

    Bankrupt Lender Sees Dueling Class Certification Bids

    In a situation one attorney called highly unusual, a group of class claimants and a group of class plaintiffs have filed competing bids seeking class certification from a bankruptcy court, accusing bankrupt lender People's Choice Home Loan Inc. of violating California labor laws.