The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has said it will delay a record keeping and reporting requirement that calls on employers to electronically submit information about workplace injuries and illnesses.
A New York federal judge was critical Monday of a former Chinese diplomat’s choice to drop Dorsey & Whitney LLP in favor of Proskauer Rose LLP as counsel to defend against charges of using construction workers as forced labor, and said she wants to hear no complaints about any delays.
A cardiology practice has urged a Pennsylvania federal court to reconsider its decision not to toss Medicare kickback claims brought by a relator against it and a University of Pittsburgh medical center, in light of a recent Third Circuit ruling that established a higher standard for False Claims Act cases.
The number of entities engaged in Puerto Rico’s restructuring doubled over the weekend to four, as the board overseeing the U.S. territory’s bankruptcy-like process filed relief petitions for the island’s largest public pension system and its transportation agency, which both owe billions to debt holders.
The Sixth Circuit on Monday upheld Vanderbilt University’s win in a female professor’s suit alleging she was treated less favorably and fired because of her gender, saying she failed to point out any similarly situated men who fared differently.
An Ohio-based automotive steel manufacturer is facing almost $280,000 in proposed penalties after federal investigators found that employees at one of its plants were exposed to lead and machine hazards, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Friday.
Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking to stay California federal court proceedings while it appeals a decision denying its bid to arbitrate trade secret and patent infringement claims from Waymo LLC over driverless car technology allegedly stolen by a former top engineer.
A New Jersey-based pharmacy is unlawfully using trade secrets and confidential information provided by the former employees of one of its competitors, costing the competitor more than $2 million per month in lost patients and physician referral sources, according to a suit filed Monday in federal court.
A former Dish Network LLC employee who accused the company of blacklisting him in retaliation for his alleging widespread bribery in its international marketing department asked a New York federal judge for a partial win on Friday, saying his role in pointing out wrongdoing is protected by federal law.
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday urged the D.C. Circuit not to disturb a ruling to uphold a pro-union vote by employees at three of gym chain Equinox’s San Francisco locations, arguing that the chain has embellished a situation in which an employee who later served as a union vote observer was fired for brandishing a realistic-looking plastic handgun.
Ex-employees at celebrity-studded French restaurant Bagatelle in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District on Monday asked a New York federal judge to approve their $1.1 million settlement after claiming in a proposed class action that the restaurant broke the law by misappropriating employees’ tips.
The widow of a former Avaya Inc. worker told a New York bankruptcy court on Sunday that she and other recipients of survivorship benefits cannot be shoved aside in the tech company's bankruptcy, citing appellate precedent in which an Avaya ancestor agreed with her characterization of the benefit.
Three more current and former Fox News Network LLC employees on Monday hit the company various discrimination claims, with counsel for the workers saying that they now represent 23 people who have alleged they were subjected to discrimination and retaliation at the company.
A California Mercedes-Benz dealership has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time to consider whether its service advisers are exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a year after the justices issued a limited ruling that didn’t address that central question.
A DirecTV Inc. contractor has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a split D.C. Circuit panel decision backing a National Labor Relations Board’s finding that the companies must reinstate Florida technicians fired for complaining about the company’s new pay policy in an interview with a local news station.
A New York engineers' union fund has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to revive its suit against the Bank of New York Mellon and Ivy Investment Management over decades-old Bernie Madoff investment advice, saying the Second Circuit violated bedrock principles of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when affirming the case’s dismissal.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would not hear an appeal seeking to revive a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that U.S. Bank NA defrauded a federal mortgage program.
Lawsuit process service abroad can properly go through a mailbox, under the Hague Service Convention, provided the jurisdiction hearing the suit recognizes mail service and the foreign jurisdiction doesn't object, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday in a unanimous decision reviving a splash pad company's dormant Texas trade secrets suit.
A software developer arrested in late 2015 has pled guilty to economic espionage and theft of a trade secret in connection with stolen source code from his former employer and his apparent efforts to sell it and use it for the Chinese government, prosecutors said Friday.
The bankruptcy trust of Standard Register Co. has settled a $10 million dispute over workers' comp insurance with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., according to a motion filed Thursday in Delaware bankruptcy court.
In honor of the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, attorneys at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP tracked every DTSA case filed over the last year to see how the law is affecting our courts and how it is being utilized throughout the country.
Both the Eleventh Circuit's decision last week in the Everglades College case and a Florida federal court's ruling last month in Salus Rehabilitation take aim at the government’s practices in nonintervened False Claims Act qui tam cases — with mixed results, say attorneys with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
Many reputable tech lawyers are competent enough to handle the typical corporate work of a young startup, but when thorny issues inevitably arise, tech entrepreneurs deserve lawyers who can operate as true business partners, says Caine Moss of Goodwin Procter LLP.
Despite our sophistication in social media and its ever-growing impact on how work gets done in modern society, public employers are rapidly facing challenges in how to implement workplace policies. A recent example is a Nevada federal court's pending decision in John Sabatini v. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, say Patrick Hicks and Sandra McMullan of Littler Mendelson PC.
Employers defending against retaliation claims brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act often build their defense around the argument that there was a legitimate, nonretaliatory basis for any adverse employment action taken against the whistleblower. However, an alternative approach that is sometimes overlooked is to take on the issue of the whistleblower’s reasonable belief, say Joseph Costello and Joseph Nuccio of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
In the wake of Ineos v. Elmgren last year, Texas appellate courts have split over the exact meaning of a Chapter 95 improvement when determining whether premise owners are liable for employees' work-related injuries, says Pierre Grosdidier of Haynes and Boone LLP.
As expected, last week U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that data entry for the fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap had been completed, which means many employers are left wondering, what now? Attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP outline the primary options and discuss potential H-1B reforms on the horizon.
In light of the Third Circuit's recent decision in Doe v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center, hospitals must determine whether their residency programs fall under Title IX’s umbrella. By treating medical residents like employees, hospitals can better defend against possible Title IX claims, say Amanda Wingfield Goldman and Vinson Knight of Coats Rose PC.
Employee discipline may seem like an uphill battle, especially when dealing with the protections afforded to employees under the National Labor Relations Act. The Second Circuit's recent decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Pier Sixty demonstrates several related lessons, including how the NLRA continues to be construed much more broadly than employers generally expect, say attorneys with Nixon Peabody LLP.
Language in the recent "Buy American, Hire American" executive order suggests that an expansion of visas is not the administration’s preference for H-1B reform. Instead it prefers addressing visa shortages by changing how they are allocated. Therefore, the natural question any lawyer would ask is whether the goal of allocating visas based on wage or skill level can be accomplished administratively, says Leon Fresco of Holland & Knight LLP.