The National Labor Relations Board on Friday upended an Obama-era precedent that a worker's gripe can qualify as concerted activity that is shielded by federal labor law if it's made in front of colleagues, ruling against a JFK International Airport porter who was fired for complaining about inadequate tips.
The partial government shutdown is forcing multinational corporations, domestic taxpayers and practitioners into a tricky guessing game as deadlines approach and automated collection notices are still released, without anyone at the Internal Revenue Service to discuss or negotiate with.
A proposed class action in Pennsylvania state court has accused Kraemer Manes & Associates of botching a Pittsburgh woman’s federal harassment case by missing the statute of limitations while also inflating its reputation through soliciting five-star reviews from non-clients.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Monday said a strip club operator can't avoid paying delinquent unemployment taxes for exotic dancers, rejecting its argument that they were independent contractors, not employees, whose work was not central to the club's business.
The Sixth Circuit on Monday enforced a National Labor Relations Board order making gas distributor Airgas USA LLC give a worker the holiday pay denied him, saying the board backed up its finding that Airgas punished him for lodging labor complaints.
A Pennsylvania federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Monday blocking Trump administration carveouts to the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate from taking effect, one day after a court in California blocked the same ACA exemptions in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
Former Knorr-Bremse AG and Wabtec Corp. employees blasted the rail equipment suppliers Friday in Pennsylvania federal court for trying to duck consolidated cases in multidistrict litigation over deals not to poach each other's workers, arguing no market need be identified to challenge agreements that were illegal on their face.
A proposed class of Denny's employees asked a California federal court on Friday to send its wage suit back to state court, arguing that the restaurant company was unable to prove the amount in controversy will likely exceed $5 million, as required by U.S. law.
A Michigan federal judge on Sunday ruled that the United Auto Workers can't escape an age discrimination suit brought by three former General Motors employees, ruling the UAW's assertion that the workers had to exhaust internal appeals before filing suit wasn't supported by the civil rights cases cited in their argument.
MLB Network Inc. urged a New Jersey state appeals court on Monday to vacate a $1.5 million wrongful termination jury verdict in favor of former Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams, arguing that the trial court should have allowed more evidence related to his purportedly bad behavior at his son’s youth baseball tournament where he was a coach.
Two former Temple University Police officers had most of their claims against the university and their supervisors thrown out Friday by a Pennsylvania federal judge who’d refused to recuse himself for being an alumnus, but can keep pursuing allegations their due-process rights were violated.
A proposed collective action filed in Florida state court accusing Juana's Latin Sports Bar and Grill of failing to pay its servers the time-and-a-half overtime rate and earned tips was removed to federal court on Friday at the request of the restaurant.
A Tennessee trucking company has agreed to pay $3.8 million dollars to settle a Fair Labor Standards Act suit alleging it didn't properly pay thousands of drivers for time spent on orientation and training.
A California federal judge late Sunday barred the Trump administration from letting more employers in 13 states and Washington, D.C., invoke religious or moral objections to avoid an Affordable Care Act requirement to provide no-cost birth control to workers.
Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.
Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2018 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday dismissed claims by a former Ford Motor Co. employee that he was discriminated against and endured a hostile work environment, finding that the alleged harassment against the African-American worker, including purportedly being called a monkey, wasn't "truly outrageous" and not based on race.
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday issued a surprise two-week extension of the public comment period on the board's proposal to roll back its controversial Browning-Ferris joint employer test, but the nearly 30,000 comments submitted so far make it clear there's a sharp divide between pro-business and pro-labor factions over how broad the standard should be.
Florida law firm GrayRobinson PA has established a new practice group focused on representing the legal needs of religious institutions and other faith-based organizations.
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers must face claims that they mishandled a dispute with a stamping plant employee, who claims she was fired after filing multiple harassment complaints, by appointing a longtime Ford executive's sibling as an arbitrator, an Illinois judge ruled Friday.
At least 10 bills seeking to liberalize Texas’ marijuana laws have been filed in advance of the state’s 2019 legislative session. Employers rightfully wonder whether any of these potential changes would affect their ability to maintain a drug-free workplace or test for marijuana use, says Steve Roppolo of Fisher Phillips.
Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.
Take a peek behind the scenes of four U.S. Supreme Court cases from 2018, as the attorneys who won them reflect on the challenges they faced and the decisions they made that led to victory.
Workplace sexual harassment, pre-employment background checks and arbitration agreements were just some of the employment law issues that readers followed closely in 2018.
As demonstrated by numerous rulings and settlements throughout 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision in Tibble v. Edison — the first 401(k) excessive fee case it ever considered — continues to provide critical protections that will affect an ever-growing population of retirees, says Jerome Schlichter of Schlichter Bogard & Denton LLP.
While 2018 wasn't an incredibly active year for employment law issues in Pennsylvania, there were still some developments and legislative changes worthy of reviewing as we head into the new year, says Stephanie Rawitt of Clark Hill PLC.
In the final part of this article, Kim Leffert and Michael Downey of Mayer Brown LLP provide guidance on e-discovery issues such as how employer bring-your-own-device policies affect electronically stored information and best practices for handling privileged communications.
This year brought significant developments in U.S. trade secret law, including further guidance on the Defend Trade Secrets Act and varied court interpretations of customer lists as trade secrets, say attorneys with Faegre Baker Daniels.
As a result of new legislation that takes effect in January, Massachusetts companies with tipped employees should revisit how they calculate wages — or risk getting swept into the next onslaught of class actions, says Matt Horvitz of Goulston & Storrs PC.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently issued a policy memo to clarify the one-year foreign employment requirement for L-1 visa holders. Miatrai Brown of Erickson Immigration Group discusses how it will affect petitions moving forward.