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.
In a blow to Northwest Airlines’ flight attendants, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld a lower court ruling banning the group from striking while in mediation talks.
In a notable decision for companies embroiled in litigation over their retirement plans, a federal judge has denied Kraft Foods Global Inc.’s request to dismiss a proposed class action alleging breach of fiduciary duty against the company and its 401(k) plan sponsors.
Though a bankruptcy court judge on Wednesday agreed to eliminate some of the claims in a lawsuit filed against Foamex International alleging defamation and breach of contract, he denied the company’s request to dismiss the entire complaint.
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear an appeal from the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in a race discrimination case that will clarify to what extent an employer can be liable when the person who fires an employee is unaware of the worker’s race.
In a setback for UNUM Life Insurance Company of America, a federal appeals court has affirmed a long-term disability benefits award to a former partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who claimed she was sickened by office buildings.
A federal appeals court has denied an attempt by employees seeking overtime benefits to revive their case against pharmacy operator Eckerd Corp. after a partial settlement between the parties resulted in the case being closed.
With ever-evolving issues facing its vast stable of venture capital, life science and technology clients, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's employment practice gets a front row seat at worker issues that emerge before they may develop in traditional industries.
A fired Wal-Mart marketing executive has accused the retail giant of launching a smear campaign in retaliation for her $1.5 million lawsuit.
In another defeat for a top brokerage firm, a National Association of Securities Dealers arbitration panel has awarded $3.1 million to a former AllianceBernstein Holding broker in a defamation case stemming from a market-timing scandal.
A federal judge has dismissed a class action launched by 1,800 former Indianapolis Power & Light Co. employees, ruling against their claims that the public utility violated its fiduciary duties related to their retirement plans.
A California fence company has been fined $4.7 million and two of its executives sentenced to three years probation for repeated violations in hiring illegal aliens.
Darden Restaurants Inc., the owner of Red Lobster and Olive Garden, disclosed Thursday that it has settled with a group of former employees who sought unpaid overtime wages and penalties.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has attempted to steer clear of the stock options backdating flurry, but a potentially damaging internal e-mail handed over to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission could be enough to drag the law firm into the eye of the storm.
With Rep. Barney Frank’s “say and pay” bill heading to the full House for a vote, the fight over executive compensation is once again heating up.
Delphi Corp. has reiterated its commitment to reaching a consensual agreement with its labor unions following reports that the United Auto Workers rejected a wage and benefit offer the bankrupt auto parts supplier made on March 21.
A Deutsche Bank raid of 16 money managers at Invesco Institutional Inc. who helped oversee $96 billion in the company’s assets has prompted a legal battle over the legality of the managers’ employment contracts.
California’s insurance commissioner has called for an audit of possible mismanagement and conflicts of interest at the troubled State Compensation Insurance Fund.
In a blow to Merrill Lynch, a federal court has upheld a $14 million wrongful termination award granted to three former brokers who were fired from the financial powerhouse after purportedly engaging in improper market-timing schemes.