Employment

  • December 6, 2006

    NYPD Counterterrorism Official Alleges Harassment

    A New York Police Department intelligence analyst has sued the city for failing to stop a barrage of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab harassment in its elite counterterrorism unit.

  • December 6, 2006

    FedEx Sexual Harassment Case Heads To Jury Trial

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday against Federal Express Corp.’s motion for summary judgment in a same-sex sexual discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the package carrier.

  • December 6, 2006

    Union Claims ConocoPhillips Withheld Job Bids

    A labor union representing workers at a ConocoPhillips refinery has taken the energy company to federal court for allegedly withholding bids for open positions and hiring subcontractors to perform duties usually done by employees.

  • December 6, 2006

    Conseco, Former CEO Settle Suit Over Loans

    A protracted dispute between insurer Conseco Inc. and former chief executive Stephen C. Hilbert over unpaid loans was settled Wednesday, two months after the U.S. Supreme Court refused Hilbert’s appeal.

  • December 6, 2006

    GE Accused of Negligence, Privacy Invasion In Theft

    A former employee of a General Electric subsidiary has filed a proposed class action accusing the company of negligence after a laptop containing confidential information of 50,000 current and former employees was stolen.

  • December 7, 2006

    Allow Corporate Counsel To Tattle, Group Says

    In-house counsel should be allowed to report fraud at their companies to regulators, according to a group of New York City Bar Association lawyers.

  • December 6, 2006

    Law Firm Profile: Pitney Hardin LLP

    If employer-focused Pitney Hardin’s labor and employment attorneys wanted to brag, they could tick off their Fortune 500 clients, the cases they have argued before the U.S. Supreme Court or the fact that a former Supreme Court justice was a partner.

  • December 6, 2006

    Wal-Mart Settles "Dead Peasant Insurance" Suit

    The estates of 73 former Wal-Mart employees in Oklahoma won a decisive victory on Monday when a federal judge gave final approval to a $5.1 million settlement of a class action that alleged the retailer benefited from “Dead Peasant Insurance” policies it wrongfully enacted.

  • December 8, 2006

    DOL Says Brokers Don’t Deserve Overtime

    Though plaintiffs attorneys around the country have argued otherwise, the U.S. Labor Department recently issued a letter that said brokers and other registered representatives are not entitled to overtime pay.

  • December 5, 2006

    Universal Health Locks Out 800 Nurses In Contract Dispute

    Nearly 800 nurses in Las Vegas went to work on Monday only to find themselves denied access to their jobs at two hospitals, after failed contract negotiations led Universal Health Services Inc. to initiate a five-day lockout.

  • December 5, 2006

    Judge Certifies Class Action Against Wal-Mart

    In just one of the many wage and hour suits filed against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. nationwide, a state judge has granted class action status to every Wal-Mart hourly employee in Kentucky who failed to receive proper rest and meal breaks.

  • December 5, 2006

    Alzheimer’s Scientist In Hot Water Over Pfizer Work

    Federal prosecutors have accused a leading Alzheimer’s scientist of moonlighting for Pfizer Inc. and illegally sharing part of his government research with the pharmaceutical giant.

  • December 5, 2006

    Union Accuses Boeing Of Unfair Labor Practices

    A union representing more than 19,000 engineers and technical workers has accused Boeing Co. of unfair labor practices related to its medical benefits for early retirees.

  • December 5, 2006

    Pilots Union Sues DHL Over Domestic Shipping

    An airline pilots union has filed suit against shipment company DHL International Ltd.’s U.S. subsidiary in an effort to call the company to task on an alleged violation of a 1998 collective bargaining agreement.

  • December 5, 2006

    Judge OK’s Insurance For Rigas Legal Bills

    Some members of the Rigas family, founders of Adelphia Communications Corp., will get a little help with their legal bills, after a judge ruled that they may use their directors and officers liability insurance to help defray their defense costs.

  • December 5, 2006

    Law Firm Profile: Proskauer Rose LLP

    Most New Yorkers will find it hard to forget the bitter transit strike of 2005 but few remember it as vividly as the employment attorneys at Proskauer Rose, who helped bring the standoff to a close.

  • December 4, 2006

    Appeals Court Rules On Re-Firing Employees

    In a precedent-setting decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Friday ruled that a company that has satisfied an arbitrator’s award to pay back wages to an unfairly fired employee can still fire the employee a second time for reasons unrelated to the arbitration.

  • December 4, 2006

    NBA Players Union Sues Over New Synthetic Ball

    The NBA Players’ Association has reportedly filed a pair of unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the league of violating its rights with respect to a new ball and its crackdown on player complaints.

  • December 4, 2006

    Whistleblower Settles With Phoebe Putney Health System

    Charles Rehberg, a former accountant with Phoebe Putney Health System, on Friday settled a lawsuit brought against the hospital group, ending a two-year legal battle stemming from Rehberg’s exposure of Phoebe Putney's financial practices.

  • December 4, 2006

    Delta, PBGC Agree To Toss Pilots Pension Plan

    Delta Air Lines and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. have signed off on a deal to jettison the airline’s pension plans under an agreement that would award the government’s pension insurer an unsecured claim of $2.2 billion in Delta’s bankruptcy.