West Virginia did not violate the doctrine of intergovernmental tax immunity in exempting some state law enforcement officers’ retirement benefits from taxation but not those of federally employed retirees with similar duties, the state’s top law enforcement officers told the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.
Uber Technologies Inc. will pay $1.3 million to settle Fair Labor Standards Act claims from more than 5,000 drivers who aren’t bound by arbitration agreements and alleged the ride-hailing giant misclassified them as independent contractors instead of employees, according to a North Carolina federal court filing Tuesday.
A Teamsters pension fund on Monday asked a New York bankruptcy court to force bankrupt grocery chain Tops Markets LLC to turn over documents related to an earlier lawsuit against a closely associated vendor, arguing that Tops is violating the terms of a May settlement by refusing to do so.
U.S. workers could get help paying off their student loan debt under a Senate proposal that would allow employers to contribute thousands of dollars a year tax-free toward their employees’ student loan repayments.
A Sixth Circuit panel affirmed an ex-Bemis Company Inc. press operator’s jury win in a disability bias suit Tuesday, saying the company hadn’t shown the worker couldn’t do his job but directing the trial court to tweak the $500,000 judgment.
New York-based law firm Virginia & Ambinder LLP, which specializes in employment, labor, pension and employee benefits, has alleged in New York state court that a former junior associate made an agreement with a rival firm to jump ship and bring clients with her in exchange for sponsorship for a green card.
Philadelphia-based Uber limo drivers told the Third Circuit on Monday that they're similar to migrant workers who are compensated at the whim of an economically dominant entity, meaning they should be recognized as employees entitled to proper wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A look at the careers of attorneys who have dominated oral advocacy at the U.S. Supreme Court over the last decade shows a similar path for men and women, with a few key differences. Here’s how the top 10 male and female advocates stack up.
LeClairRyan PC has asked a Virginia federal court to hold off on confirming a $1 million arbitration award against the firm in the gender discrimination suit of a former employee, saying that the arbitration award was currently being recalculated.
California federal courts have refused to sign off on a pair of settlements in separate wage suits against JPMorgan and Bank of America, with one judge saying the JPMorgan deal had "egregious" problems and another saying the Bank of America agreement set up a faulty process for workers to opt in.
A Chicago Italian restaurant group agreed on Monday to develop new polices and pay $160,000 to end litigation over the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s claims that it subjects its female employees to sexual harassment at work.
For the women at elite law firms, an enduring gender gap among advocates can create a high hurdle for their high court ambitions. Here, Law360 looks at the law firms where women score Supreme Court arguments, and where they don’t.
A D.C. federal judge on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of the Treasury to hand over 60 more documents related to the 2009 bailout of General Motors as part of a dispute between current and former salaried workers for Delphi Corp. and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. over an alleged deal with GM that cut their pension fund.
Sears Holdings Corp. accomplished an early set of goals Monday shortly after announcing it had filed for bankruptcy to reshape its physical footprint and reduce a debt load of more than $11 billion, receiving court permission to access $300 million in new financing from its existing lenders.
The entire California Supreme Court has recused itself from an appeal that involves whether the Golden State owes about $36 million worth of back wage and pension payments to a class of more than 3,000 current and former judges.
The NCAA and Pac-12 Conference should be considered joint employers of a proposed class of college football players because the sports regulators set limits on pay and work hours, a former student-athlete told the Ninth Circuit on Monday as he sought to revive his wage-and-hour suit against the organizations.
A Detroit-based national food distribution company has agreed to pay $3.6 million to resolve the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's claims that it flouted Title VII by engaging in hiring practices that discriminated against women, according to filings in Ohio federal court Monday.
One in four professional women working in the legal industry experienced some form of sexual harassment or misconduct in the past five years, according to a survey released Monday.
Two Boston mayoral aides accused of leaning on a concert organizer to secure work for a local union urged the First Circuit on Friday to uphold a decision tossing their case, saying the government is aiming at a "straw man" in its appeal.
Abbott Laboratories on Monday accused a former manager of developing the health care giant’s “playbook” for chronic pain therapy marketing while knowing he would leave for a competitor, and is now suing to block him from working for Nevro Corp.
A Nebraska railroad car cleaning company and its two owners were indicted on charges that they flouted worker safety standards — resulting in two employee deaths — and attempted to hide their failures from Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Despite the large number of digital accessibility lawsuits — thousands in the last few years alone — brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, there are still no bright-line rules that retailers can follow in order to avoid being targeted, say attorneys with Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
To predict the kinds of questions early Defend Trade Secrets Act appellate decisions may resolve, Gregory Lantier and Thomas Sprankling of WilmerHale consider how courts have interpreted other intellectual property statutes.
New York recently published final guidance for new state legislation that expands protections against sexual harassment in the workplace. Most notably, it provides employers with more time to ensure all New York employees receive sexual harassment prevention training under the law, say Tara Daub and Tony Dulgerian of Nixon Peabody LLP.
Although the National Labor Relations Board’s recently proposed joint employment rule would reduce potential liability for secondary businesses, employers operating in these circumstances must continue to contend with varying interpretations of the joint employer standard for now, says Dove Burns of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.
Nothing in Wednesday’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in New Prime v. Oliveira suggested a defanging of the Federal Arbitration Act, which remains a potent tool for employers. But at least we now have evidence that the statute is likely subject to some limits, says Scott Oswald of The Employment Law Group PC.
As we watch what passes for political discourse in our nation’s capital, it’s understandable that universities are launching programs on how to cope with ideological disputes. But our country needs fewer people who profess to be open-minded and more people who engage in and honor the conclusions of reasoned debates, says Alex Dimitrief of General Electric Co.
Following Monday's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido — which centered on the definition of “employer” under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act — public employers across the U.S. should be concerned the ADEA may apply to them, regardless of their size, says Jaime Tuite of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
With U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' recent decision to extend and expand the suspension of premium processing for certain H-1B petitions, employers now face uncertain processing times, and workers' ability to safely and promptly change employers is severely limited, say attorneys with Hammond Young Immigration Law LLC.
Companies that engage in government contracting, particularly in the defense industry, face sector-specific antitrust compliance challenges. They must navigate carefully to manage risk in merger review, teaming agreements and personnel issues, say Peter Levitas and Francesca Pisano of Arnold & Porter.
Dark web monitoring allows law firms to see what sensitive information may have made its way onto the thriving global underground marketplace where cybercriminals buy and sell exposed data. It can also help lawyers advise clients on a wide range of legal and business matters, say Anju Chopra and Brian Lapidus of Kroll.