Costco Wholesale Corp. asked the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday to toss a jury’s finding it is liable after it allegedly failed to protect one of its employees from a customer’s harassment, arguing the customer’s purported actions weren’t enough to meet the Title VII standard.
A California federal jury on Tuesday found Bank of America NA illegally blacklisted and defamed a former BofA client manager when it listed her with a fraud reporting agency, awarding the former employee compensatory and punitive damages that could surpass $1.6 million.
Uber paid hundreds of millions of dollars last week to settle civil accusations that it stole self-driving car technology from Google’s Waymo, but don’t forget: Federal prosecutors might still bring criminal charges over the same alleged theft.
Telecommunications staffing company Loco Brands LLC hit technician contractors Butler America and Frontier Communications with a suit Tuesday in Texas federal court claiming they released Loco trade secrets and went on a smear campaign after it refused to tolerate the contractors’ alleged racist hiring practices.
A Texas state appellate court refused Monday to throw out a surgical resident's wrongful termination suit against Baylor University Medical Center, ruling the resident did not need an expert report to bring the suit because the allegations were not tied to the treatment of a patient.
The Third Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a man's claims that he was passed up for a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of work-related criticisms he made about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, his former employer, saying he failed to make specific claims that the USDA had blacklisted him.
Fifty-six retired National Labor Relations Board regional office leaders have asked general counsel Peter Robb to consider scrapping his reported plan to restructure the agency’s field office system, saying his plan “clearly misses the mark,” according to a letter obtained by Law360 on Tuesday.
A former employee of a high-level baseball agency sued the company and its owners in New York state court Monday, saying they forced him to make under-the-table payments to athletes and their families and caused him to take the fall for a scheme involving performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball.
A New Jersey state appellate court on Tuesday revived a former bank employee’s suit against her old employer, ruling that the bank’s code of ethics was ambiguous as to whether it required the bank to enforce anti-harassment provisions that the employee’s supervisor allegedly violated with impunity.
Two international law firms announced last week that they were parting ways with U.K. partners after allegations from more than a year ago were suddenly brought to light, in what could be the start of a longer public re-evaluation of how the legal industry addresses — or fails to address — claims of sexual misconduct within its ranks.
An executive at Steven A. Cohen’s investment firm said the company’s bias against women permeates every facet of the firm, where women are paid less, skipped for promotions and are told that some meetings are “no girls allowed,” according to a suit lodged in New York federal court on Monday.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday announced it has recovered more than $7 million for three companies that suffered losses for future retirees as a result of investments in fictitious loans made by Florida-based First Farmers Financial LLC.
The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel released a spate of advice memorandums Sunday offering opinions on various gray areas of federal labor law, including an entry finding that a Teamsters local had illegally set up a secret Facebook group to trash a member opposed to its bargaining strategy.
A California federal judge correctly found that a workers' compensation deal preempted a suit against First Solar Inc. over an employee killed while inspecting its power plant, and his estate's attorneys were properly sanctioned for making arguments they should have known were frivolous, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.
The federal government must respect tribes’ sovereignty by engaging their leaders on infrastructure, tax, energy, land management, labor and many other issues impacting tribal governments and members, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said Monday.
Nestlé USA Inc. was slapped with a proposed class action in Massachusetts federal court Monday alleging that the food and beverage giant doesn’t inform consumers that it sources chocolate products from areas in West Africa that are known for relying on forced child labor.
A California federal judge on Monday preserved a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit accusing UnitedHealth Group Inc. of exaggerating patient illnesses in Medicare Advantage, handing the government a crucial win in a new realm of False Claims Act litigation.
A civil rights suit filed Sunday against Harvey Weinstein and the production company he co-founded by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman offers shocking new details about the disgraced movie executive’s alleged mistreatment of female employees and threatens to torpedo the company’s rumored $500 million sale.
A former executive at a Siemens AG financial firm claimed in a lawsuit transferred on Monday to Massachusetts federal court that his bosses pushed him out after he relayed a potential client’s concern about “an incident of extortion.”
Attorneys general in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories told Congress on Monday that it’s time to prohibit employers from keeping claims of sexual harassment hush-hush with forced arbitration.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security may be considering new measures that would potentially reduce or eliminate specific H-1B extensions granted under the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act of 2000. Elizabeth Espín Stern and Paul Virtue of Mayer Brown LLP offer guidelines to assist employers in advising their workforce about the potential impact if DHS does take action.
The recently signed tax reform law will affect nearly every aspect of the American economy, and includes several changes to employee benefits and compensation arrangements. Employers must thoroughly review the law's updates to the tax treatment of stock options, compensation of top executives, retirement plan loans, IRA conversions and other activities, say attorneys with Akerman LLP.
Legislation recently introduced in New Jersey would effectively prohibit prospective arbitration agreements and jury trial waivers with respect to employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims. Although less than two pages long, it has the potential to substantially limit employers’ options for defending and resolving workplace conflicts, says Maxine Neuhauser of Epstein Becker Green.
Beyond what it heralds for the marijuana industry, Jeff Sessions’ memo on marijuana enforcement signals a new era of increasingly decentralized federal prosecutorial power, say attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP, including former Colorado Chief Justice Michael Bender.
In line with campaign promises made by President Donald Trump, in 2017 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security imposed added burdens on employers seeking employment-based visas for foreign nationals. Daniel Berner of Berner Law PLLC discusses some of the principal changes and the policies DHS has indicated it will pursue for employment-based visas in 2018 and beyond.
This week, Time’s Up — a legal defense fund for victims of sexual harassment — emerged as another highly visible support system for asserting harassment claims. As the new year begins, employers and their counsel should take a moment, take a breath and prepare to respond quickly and thoroughly to any and all allegations of sexual harassment, says Jackie Ford of Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP.
Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.
Study of the Enneagram personality typing system can provide attorneys with better insights into themselves, and into those they interact with professionally, including clients, opposing counsel and judges, says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
Improvements in global trade inevitably impact labor, and it’s expected that China's Belt and Road Initiative will undoubtedly impact labor conditions in the U.S. However, from a legal perspective, predicting how the law could evolve as a result of those changes may be more difficult, says Bo Zhou of Fangda Partners.
For more than 80 years, federal labor law has guaranteed American workers the right to act in concert to improve workplace conditions. But if the Trump administration has its way, the U.S. Supreme Court will treat that guarantee just as the Senate recently treated the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s consumer protection rule, says Michael Rubin of Altshuler Berzon LLP.