After settling two claims last month, British Petroleum has been hit with a new lawsuit by a former employee who has accused the British oil giant of “flagrant and malicious disregard” for his health and safety in relation to a deadly explosion at a Texas City refinery in 2005.
“American Idol” producers and finalist Mario Vazquez have been attached to a wrongful termination suit in which a former assistant production accountant alleges he was fired after reporting that Vazquez sexually harassed him.
A federal judge has denied a bid by India’s largest conglomerate to dismiss a class action in the United States that accuses the company of requiring all of its non-U.S.-citizen employees to endorse and sign over their federal and state tax refund checks.
The federal government has given the go-ahead to settlement agreements that banish whistleblowers from their former employer after they alert authorities to safety and security lapses at toxic waste sites and nuclear facilities, according to a report in USA Today.
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. chair Patricia Dunn and three other defendants tied to the boardroom spying scandal at the Silicon Valley computer company will not head to jail for their involvement in the scheme, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Ruling that employees must share more than a job title to be considered “similarly situated,” a federal judge has denied class status to a group of employees suing their employer, AT&T.
Bankrupt auto parts maker Dana Corp. has committed $78 million to a trust for nonunion retirees, even as a hearing got underway to determine if the company can reject its labor contracts and benefits for two major unions.
Lawyers representing tens of thousands of FedEx workers want to certify two nationwide classes and 10 statewide classes in the multi-district action against the company for misclassifying delivery drivers as independent contractors.
Though the firm might have begun as a small Maryland operation, the labor and employment attorneys at Venable LLP now enjoy a national presence that continues to expand and deepen as the East Coast powerhouse finds itself embracing a “strong growth mode.”
A San Diego, Calif.-based food and beverage service has been hit with a proposed class action alleging that the company has failed to provide hourly employees with adequate meal and rest breaks as required under state law.
Telecommunications equipment provider Juniper Networks disclosed on Tuesday the departure of executives Robert Dykes and Robert Sturgeon in the wake of its ongoing stock option backdating fiasco and its recent annual report filing.
A former bank teller at KeyBank has sued the company after she was robbed at gunpoint three times over a four-year period.
In an unusual move, a Senate subcommittee has asked Hewlett-Packard Co. to disclose information on executive compensation and stock option grants at Mercury Interactive Corp., the software company it acquired last year for nearly $5 billion.
A group of General Motors Corp. employees has filed a proposed class action against the employer and State Street Bank and Trust Co., claiming the two mishandled their pension funds by making dubious investments.
The former vice president of human resources at Brocade Communications Systems has asked that her trial be separate from that of her former boss, saying his testimony is central to her defense.
As Congress begins debating legislation that could greatly expand so-called guest worker programs as a way to curb illegal immigration, a civil rights firm has argued that it should first look into abuses those workers currently endure.
The former top spokesman at energy giant KeySpan Corporation has accused his one-time employer of illegally firing him as revenge for warning executives about rumors regarding potential accounting improprieties at the utility.
A plumbers union and its funds have plunged Carrier Corp. into an ERISA battle by accusing the United Technologies Corp. subsidiary of skimping on fund payments and refusing to submit financial reports.
Two unions representing Dana Corp.'s workers and retirees have filed court papers arguing that Dana's unsecured creditors committee should butt out of the fight between the bankrupt auto supplier and the unions over attempts to void collective bargaining agreements.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether executives are taking advantage of a legal safe harbor and using a predetermined trading plan while selling stocks on insider news.