Over 150,000 worker visa applications poured into the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday, quickly surpassing the annual national cap in a record-breaking single day and forcing the office to resort to a random lottery.
When a facility is sold to a new owner, employees who continue to work under the same terms and conditions they had under the previous owner are not considered laid-off, a circuit court ruled Monday.
Having heard oral argument last week, the National Labor Relations Board is now set to decide whether employees have the right to use their employers' e-mail systems to spread information about union activities.
Wal-Mart workers hit their employer with a proposed class action on Friday, charging that the megastore has secretly deleted and faked payroll records in order to cut down on their wages.
Two Biomet Inc. executives have retired from the company in the wake of an internal investigation that uncovered backdated stock option grants.
China’s top trade union federation lashed out Monday at global fast-food chains in the wake of allegations in the province of Guangdong that the companies pay their part-time workers up to 40% less than the local minimum wage, which is about $1 an hour.
A federal judge has thrown out a case that underscores tensions between antitrust and labor laws, granting summary judgment to a Boston chapter of an ironworkers union that was accused of violating competition laws by shelling out dues-based subsidies to unionized employers to help them bid against non-union competitors.
An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a case brought by a financial advisor against Wachovia Securities LLC alleging that arbitrators had exceeded their authority.
The New York office of Bryan Cave LLP has expanded its labor and employment group with the addition of Lawrence J. Hurley, who joined the law firm more than two decades after starting his career at what became Alcatel-Lucent.
Northwest Airlines Corp. said late Friday it has gained the approval of its creditors for a salaried and management employee equity plan that will see the carrier's top 400 managers receive 4.9% of the equity of the reorganized company in restricted stock and stock options that vest over four years.
Connecticut’s Supreme Court has rejected a bid to keep a lid on internal reports stemming from a probe of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. Inc.'s former chief executive, which were submitted to the state’s attorney general during an investigation into possible antitrust violations.
Two white Wal-Mart employees filed a race discrimination suit against the retail giant on Friday after their supervisor allegedly accused them of racial profiling for detaining too many black customers for shoplifting.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. has decided to step in and assume the pension plan of Collins & Aikman Corp., with the beleaguered auto supplier suffering from a $181 million shortfall regarding its legacy obligations.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a labor union’s challenge of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp.'s deal to terminate its members’ United Airlines pension plans as part of the airline's bankruptcy reorganization.
When Kelly Dermody first started at Harvard University in the late 1980s, she thought she wanted to become a doctor. That quickly changed, however, and she now spends her time representing employees who are suing corporations for wrongdoing.
Federal regulators have ordered a West Virginia coal mine to pay a record-setting $1.5 million for committing a slew of safety violations discovered after two employees died in a fire last year.
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter signed a measure Thursday that will purportedly protect health care workers against retaliation for disclosing patient-safety concerns.
Wall Street can breathe a sigh of relief after New York’s highest court upheld the idea of “absolute” privilege in financial service termination forms, but the decision could have a chilling effect on employees looking for retribution from defamation, lawyers say.
A grocery workers union has accused the Albertsons supermarket chain of trying to intimidate union workers prior to a strike authorization vote in a claim filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
Mixing with the old boys as a high-powered attorney in a top corporate law firm was not Denise M. Clark’s idea of a rewarding legal career. Fighting for equal employment rights on behalf of underprivileged workers—now that seemed a better fit for a woman who grew up with a social conscience.