A Virginia federal judge on Tuesday vacated a portion of a $1 million arbitration award against LeClairRyan in favor of an ex-shareholder who alleged systemic gender discrimination at the firm, saying the arbiter erred in calculating attorney fees and costs.
A Maine federal court Tuesday handed Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. a win in a former data analyst’s suit claiming its benefits policy requiring employees to forfeit unused vacation time was illegal and that the company deprived him an end-of-year bonus, saying HP adhered to all the terms of its policy.
Frozen seafood company High Liner Foods hit a Los Angeles-based rival with a suit in California federal court Tuesday claiming that former employees of a High Liner division started the competing business using stolen trade secrets.
The World Health Organization recently put a spotlight on workplace burnout by labeling it a "syndrome" that can harm an employee's health, underscoring a problem that can be particularly acute for attorneys who routinely work long hours and face stressful situations. Here, experts look at three best practices for law firms aiming to identify and fight burnout.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday rejected Signet Jewelers Ltd.'s argument that a recent Second Circuit ruling made statements in a corporate code of conduct inactionable, keeping alive investors' allegations of false assurances about a harassment-free workplace.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission agreed Tuesday to wipe out 54 right-to-sue letters issued to BNSF workers for discrimination to resolve a suit in Texas federal court alleging the agency flouted the Administrative Procedure Act.
A group of senators, including several Democratic presidential hopefuls, sent a letter to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook on Tuesday asking the fast food giant to ensure that all franchisees adopt updated policies to prevent harassment and abuse.
Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday proposed legislation that would make employers pay overtime to all workers making less than about $51,000 per year, launching a broadside at the Trump Labor Department's plan to set the threshold at around $35,000.
A federal judge gave final approval Tuesday to a $1.5 million deal to settle a class and collective action claiming a South Carolina strip club shorted dancers on overtime pay and avoided paying them minimum wage by calling them independent contractors instead of employees.
A Florida strawberry farm has agreed to pay $145,000 to settle an investigation into claims that it violated federal immigration law by preferring to hire temporary foreign workers over U.S. workers to harvest strawberries, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.
A Pennsylvania federal judge said she was leaning toward preliminarily certifying a collective of drivers accusing United Vision Logistics and Titan Logistics & Resources of unlawfully denying them overtime, despite arguments Tuesday over whether the companies were actually joint employers.
A Tennessee federal judge gave a green light Tuesday to a collective action accusing Volkswagen AG of discriminating against older employees, but rejected the workers' bid for a nationwide collective and instead limited the suit's scope to VW's Chattanooga facility.
A beleaguered hospital facing a False Claims Act suit accusing it of engineering a decadelong kickback scheme won its bid to move the case to West Virginia after a federal judge ruled that an executive’s weekly trip to his Pittsburgh office wasn’t enough to keep the suit in Pennsylvania.
A putative class suing a slew of chemical companies over the potential threats posed by a group of substances called PFAS told an Ohio federal court that the state's long-arm statute extends to companies that marketed, developed and distributed the substances in the state.
A digital marketing firm told a panel of jurors in federal court in Houston on Monday afternoon that a competitor, jealous of its success, decided to take a shortcut rather than legally compete against it, and stole its employees and training materials.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that a California health care management company can't block a proposed shareholder vote raising concerns about a lack of LGBTQ-specific language in its workplace policies.
The transportation industry is keeping an eye on highway and infrastructure funding legislation and potential new regulations addressing emerging technology such as self-driving cars. Here, Law360 takes a look at legislative and regulatory developments still to come in the latter half of 2019.
The New Mexico Corrections Department will pay $700,000 to resolve a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming it denied promotions to correctional officers over 40 years old due to younger candidates' "longevity" and launched baseless performance investigations when the older workers complained.
California's meal and rest break rules don't apply to armored car drivers, a Los Angeles County judge said in a ruling applying U.S. Department of Transportation findings that federal driver break rules preempt the Golden State's.
A Washington, D.C., federal judge said a group of women accusing the Federal Bureau of Investigation of allowing rampant bias in its agent training program can't press their proposed class action anonymously because their privacy doesn't outweigh the public's interest in the suit.
McDermott Will & Emery has added a former Fox Rothschild LLP employer-side attorney, with a focus on disputes caused by mobile and complex labor forces, as a partner to its employment practice group in Los Angeles, the firm announced Monday.
Mattel Inc. concocted sexual harassment accusations against a longtime model maker so the toy company could fire him and get him off its payroll, the former employee claimed in a new suit filed in California state court.
Hedge fund Touradji Capital Management LP owes $91 million to two former portfolio managers allegedly cheated out of their rightful cut of trading profits, including a New York state jury's $45.7 million award and interest dating back to 2008, according to court documents posted Monday.
Armstrong International must face a widow's suit against several companies over her husband's death from mesothelioma, a Washington federal judge has ruled, finding the widow at least thinly proved that the company contributed to her husband's death.
An in-house Facebook attorney and former Jones Day associate has opted in to a $200 million proposed class and collective action alleging the firm discriminates against women, becoming the third woman to publicly attach her name to the suit.
The continued sprawl of False Claims Act cases warrants scrutiny of one of the statute's less understood characteristics — one set of facts can lead to concurrent or successive proceedings initiated by a combination of criminal, civil or administrative authorities, as well as private plaintiffs, say attorneys at DLA Piper.
Against the backdrop of the Illinois Supreme Court's Biometric Information Privacy Act opinion in Rosenbach v. Six Flags, an Illinois appellate court's recent decision in Liu v. Four Seasons reinforces that companies must carefully design and implement stringent BIPA policies to protect against class actions and related liability, say attorneys with Eversheds Sutherland.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
During the past 15 years, three widely read articles bolstered by starstruck media have promulgated the incorrect perception — sorely in need of revision — that the U.S. Supreme Court bar is limited to a handful of elite lawyers, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Some questions during U.S. Supreme oral arguments in Kisor v. Wilkie suggested a willingness to overturn Auer deference. If this leads to the scuttling of Chevron deference, rapidly evolving areas of law like labor and employment could benefit from a return to courts addressing ambiguities in federal statutes, says Michael Abcarian of Fisher Phillips.
The California Supreme Court's Dynamex decision makes it very difficult for real estate brokerage firms to continue treating their agents as independent contractors, but there are some glimmers of hope for firms, say Mary Watson Fisher and Anna Greenstin Kudla of Walsworth.
The Ninth Circuit's recent opinion in Anheuser-Busch v. Clark — concerning AB’s beer recipe and brewing process — underscores the importance of providing the court with ample evidence of an employer’s efforts to keep its trade secrets confidential in the face of an anti-SLAPP motion, says Dan Forman of Carothers DiSante.
Historically, employee organizing efforts at tech companies have been limited to lower-paying positions, but Kickstarter employees' recently announced plans to unionize could signal a shift toward increased unionizing efforts by tech workers in higher-paid positions, says Candice Zee of Vedder Price.
The Delaware Court of Chancery’s recent decisions in Schnatter, Tempur-Sealy and CHC Investments further delineate the metes and bounds of a stockholder's right to obtain a company's books and records, say attorneys with Winston & Strawn.
A new pilot program from the U.S. Department of Labor aims to reduce processing times for suspensions and debarments of indicted or convicted government contractors, but there are a few reasons the agency might reconsider the plan, says Dominique Casimir of Arnold & Porter.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
Though the number of reverse False Claims Act suits alleging importers made false customs declarations will likely keep increasing given the Trump administration's protectionist policies, importers can take steps to mitigate their risks, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring.
As companies begin to usher in summer interns, it's not extremely clear how courts will apply the U.S. Department of Labor's seven-part test for classifying internships as paid or unpaid, which was introduced just over one year ago and has not yet been addressed in a major lawsuit, says Elizabeth Vulaj of Segal McCambridge.
The Ninth Circuit's recent decision in Wadler v. Bio-Rad falls within a larger pattern of federal courts interpreting whistleblower protection statutes narrowly — especially when employees raise allegations about international business and potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations abroad, say Daniel Wendt and Amelia Hairston-Porter of Miller & Chevalier.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.