Employment

  • April 19, 2007

    Electronic Data Faces FLSA Suit

    Technology services company Electronic Data Systems Corp. has illegally failed to pay all overtime wages due to its workers and is using the U.S. Department of Labor to “cloak” its fraud, according to a lawsuit filed by an EDS worker Wednesday.

  • April 19, 2007

    Some Claims Dismissed In Xerox ERISA Suit

    More than four years after the original motion was filed, a federal judge on Tuesday denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss claims in a long-standing ERISA suit relating to two Xerox Corp. 401(k) retirement income plans.

  • April 18, 2007

    Suit Targets RadioShack's Applicant Screening

    RadioShack Corp. is the target of a putative class action lawsuit alleging the electronics retailer’s practice of using credit information to evaluate job applicants constitutes discrimination against minorities and violates federal law.

  • April 18, 2007

    Sears Hit With Age Discrimination Class Action

    Retailer Sears Holdings Corp. was hit with a discrimination suit on Tuesday brought on behalf of a potential class of more than 200 former sales associates who allegedly lost pay and benefits when they were transitioned to a Sears home improvement subsidiary.

  • April 18, 2007

    Circuit Rules Tribe Is Subject To Employment Laws

    An American Indian tribe in Maine is not exempt from state employment discrimination laws, a divided circuit court ruled Tuesday.

  • April 18, 2007

    Lawmakers Take Issue With Ch. 11 Executive Pay

    With the Democrats now in charge of Congress, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is reportedly working on legislation that would curb executive compensation in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

  • April 18, 2007

    Bush Says No To “Say On Pay”

    The Bush administration has expressed its opposition to the “say on pay” bill, urging lawmakers to give “recent enhancements” the chance to take effect before passing the proposed legislation on executive compensation.

  • April 17, 2007

    High Court Hears Home Care Worker's Wage Case

    A case that pits a 73-year-old home health care worker against a longstanding federal labor regulation exempting her from overtime compensation has the U.S. Supreme Court apparently split.

  • April 17, 2007

    Trash Company Hit With Wage-And-Hour Suit

    A lawsuit seeking both class and collective action status has accused trash collection, disposal and recycling outfit Allied Waste Industries Inc. of violating federal and state laws by not paying employees for all hours worked.

  • April 17, 2007

    Supreme Court Denies Appeal Over Wordy Pleading

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear an appeal from an employment attorney who was ordered to pay thousands of dollars to United Parcel Service Inc. after a lengthy pleading he wrote was dubbed “unduly burdensome.”

  • April 17, 2007

    Supreme Court Declines To Hear Racial Slur Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case Monday in which a black employee working as a contractor for IBM said he was fired because he complained about a co-worker’s racial slur.

  • April 17, 2007

    Maryland Backs Down In “Wal-Mart Law” Fight

    Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler on Monday said the state will not challenge a court ruling invalidating the state’s so-called “Wal-Mart law” because an appeal would likely fail, bringing to an end its legal battle to require large employers to provide health insurance to their employees.

  • April 17, 2007

    Ex-Employee Denies He Gave Away Wal-Mart Secrets

    Fired Wal-Mart Stores Inc. security operative Bruce Gabbard denied that he had provided company secrets to the press in court papers filed on Monday.

  • April 17, 2007

    Lawyers Up In Arms Over Landmark Wage Ruling

    Employment lawyers are fuming over the California Supreme Court’s “anti-employer” ruling on Friday that triples the back pay employees can seek if they are forced to work through meal and rest breaks in violation of state law.

  • April 17, 2007

    Delphi's Bail-Out Hits Snag Over Wage Talks: Report

    A bid by a private equity firm to buy Delphi Corp. for $3.4 billion has reportedly hit a snag after a union refused to submit to demands to reduce wages and benefits to new and future employees.

  • April 17, 2007

    Mortgage Lender Settles 25 Overtime Lawsuits

    Home mortgage lender Oak Street Mortgage has agreed to pay $2.45 million to settle a slew of lawsuits by loan officers who claimed they were cheated out of overtime pay.

  • April 16, 2007

    High Court Mulls Appeal of California Labor Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court might weigh in on a long-running case challenging a California labor law that prohibits companies from digging into the public purse to influence union activities.

  • April 16, 2007

    California Court Rules In Landmark Wage Suit

    In a decision that has major implications for wage-and-hour lawsuits in California, a court has ruled that pay received to compensate for a missed lunch break should be classified as wages, rather than as a penalty for the company.

  • April 16, 2007

    Lehman Bros. Accused Of Options Backdating

    A shareholder derivative lawsuit has been filed against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., alleging that 22 of the investment bank’s executives unjustly enriched themselves by manipulating stock options grants.

  • April 16, 2007

    Biotech Cos. Settle Trade Secrets Spat

    Two biotechnology companies that specialize in treatments for Vitamin D deficiency have agreed to settle a trade secrets dispute that was initiated after three employees left one firm for the other.