A company contracted to make nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy can't request payment for extra costs incurred as a result of new fire safety regulations because it was too late in filing its claim for a price adjustment, the Federal Circuit ruled.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday doubled down on the adequacy of its response to the novel coronavirus just hours after Democrats postponed a hearing on Capitol Hill scheduled for earlier in the day, causing a tussle over whether the delay was a political power play.
An Indiana state appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a defense verdict in a suit seeking to hold a hospital liable for a worker whose post about a minor patient's death on Facebook purportedly caused the patient's family emotional distress, saying certain evidence was properly allowed.
A key Senate committee said Wednesday it will vote next month on several nominees for top positions at federal labor and employment agencies, including three of the president's picks to join the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and two potential National Labor Relations Board members.
Kroger won't require workers to return coronavirus-related emergency pay they received that the company contended were overpayments, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 said Wednesday.
California drivers have asked a federal judge to certify their consolidated class action accusing Uber of flouting a Golden State worker classification law by labeling drivers as independent contractors to deny them proper wages, sick leave and expense reimbursements.
A Chicago-area used luxury car dealer was hit Tuesday with proposed class claims in Illinois state court that it violated the state's biometric privacy law by requiring workers to scan their fingerprints for timekeeping without obtaining informed consent.
Tesla Inc. dropped its lawsuit against Alameda County in California federal court on Wednesday, 11 days after filing the suit, which alleged that the county made an unconstitutional "power grab" when it initially prevented the electric car manufacturer from reopening its Fremont, California, plant.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has given his initial blessing to a collective class of servers at 16 brewery restaurants who claim they were not paid minimum wage because their employer wrongly calculated their pay when taking a "tip credit" for time they spent on untipped work.
Out-of-state employers of Illinois residents may be subject to state withholding requirements if their employees work remotely in the state for more than 30 days due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois Department of Revenue announced Wednesday.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday upheld a ruling tossing out a $3.5 million verdict against a defense contractor for allegedly defaming a former engineer who was accused of threatening her supervisors, finding that the ex-employee's defamation claims were filed too late.
The Ninth Circuit has refused to revive a group of flight attendants' legal malpractice suit against an Arkansas law firm, finding that the workers failed to provide expert testimony to support their claims.
K&L Gates LLP has added a former Kutak Rock LLP commercial litigator with expertise in real estate, construction, employment and retail matters as a partner to its Orange County, California, office, the firm said in a release.
A recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security decision easing restrictions on the H-2B visa program threatens the safety of meatpacking workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to America's largest food and retail union.
A San Francisco judge tentatively denied Instacart's bid to arbitrate a courier's California Private Attorneys General Act claims, expressing skepticism Wednesday that the Federal Arbitration Act and two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions require the move.
A split Fourth Circuit panel has refused to revive a suit brought by a former Brivo Systems employee who said he was fired on his first day of work because he is black, saying the worker himself pointed to a "nonracial" rationale for his dismissal.
A former Altice Technical Services USA employee filed suit against the telecommunications company, accusing it of discrimination after he was fired for using medical marijuana to treat a disability.
A company accused of discriminating against black workers by making them toil on a hot oil rig while their white colleagues enjoyed air conditioning told the U.S. Supreme Court that reviving a worker's race bias suit risks opening the floodgates to litigation over "trivial" slights.
New York will allow new lawsuits to be electronically filed statewide starting Monday, reopening the high-traffic courts of New York City and surrounding counties to new "nonessential" matters for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut them down.
The House is expected to vote next week on a narrow bipartisan bill that would give more flexibility to small businesses that receive forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, removing certain requirements and extending several deadlines.
Mars Inc. is suing rival food giant JAB Holdings Inc. over allegations that a longtime executive jumped ship with a trove of proprietary information.
The U.S. Department of Labor unveiled a final rule on Wednesday that lets employers offer workers with "fluctuating workweeks" bonuses and hazard pay, saying the regulations free businesses up to explore new ways of paying those workers amid the ongoing pandemic.
A D.C. federal judge on Tuesday trimmed a slew of claims from six female attorneys whose putative class action accuses Jones Day of gender discrimination, but he kept other claims alive, including allegations of a "black box" compensation system that undercuts women in pay and promotions.
The U.S. Department of Labor finalized a rule Tuesday that gives the agency's chief the power to unilaterally review decisions by two panels that hear administrative appeals, including a board that resolves disputes over whether noncitizens can work in the U.S.
The IRS plans to order employees in Kentucky, Texas and Utah who can't telework to return to their worksites starting June 1, Commissioner Chuck Rettig told workers Tuesday, saying the agency would keep pursuing employee safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As economic turmoil and the availability of stimulus funds promise heightened regulatory scrutiny, public companies should weigh operational changes resulting from the pandemic when reviewing the effectiveness of legacy internal accounting and disclosure controls, say Scott Kimpel and Matthew Bosher at Hunton.
Many businesses in California have raised questions regarding how and whether state and local stay-at-home orders affect fieldwork performed by environmental contractors. The answers depend on the swiftly changing mandates of the various jurisdictions, say attorneys at Pillsbury.
To avoid joining the growing list of companies recently targeted with COBRA class actions, employers should review their election notices to terminated employees for several common shortfalls, says Amanda Karpovich at Harter Secrest.
Companies should prepare for aggressive False Claims Act enforcement by states recovering from pandemic-related financial losses by ensuring compliance programs meet state requirements and developing internal procedures for investigating whistleblower complaints, says Peter Hyun at Wiley Rein.
In times of uncertainty, instead of abandoning arbitration agreements, employers should consider adaptations that will foster timely and affordable dispute resolution, say Andrew Murphy and Samantha Rollins at Faegre Drinker.
Federal legislation mandating workplace safety measures can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives as states allow nonessential employees to return to work, say Peter Whelan and Elizabeth Paukstis at Bernabei & Kabat.
In his important new book, "Criminal Dissent," Wendell Bird endeavors to catalog every single actual, or even threatened, prosecution under the Sedition Act and removal under the Alien Friends Act — a monumental undertaking — and the results are striking, says U.S. District Judge Eli Richardson of the Middle District of Tennessee.
The White House's proclamation last week suspending entry of certain immigrants into the U.S. was an unnecessary action during an uncertain time — and leads to a number of important questions, says Linda Rose at Rose Immigration.
Attorneys at Mayer Brown present a state-by-state compilation of COVID-19-related emergency orders as they relate to essential workers, to help government contractors operating in multiple locations meet the substantial challenge of remaining compliant.
Lawyers may be advising clients on COVID-19 matters without the benefit of considered analysis or interpretive guidance, which could lead to legal malpractice suits down the road, but law firm management can mitigate the risks through certain protocols, says Nicole Hyland at Frankfurt Kurnit.
Virginia’s recently enacted Values Act, which expands LGBTQ rights and remedies under that state’s anti-discrimination law, will likely lead to an increase in state court litigation and jury trials, say attorneys at Zuckerman Law.
The stark disparity in how appellate courts weighed class certification requirements in several recent wage and hour class actions highlights four practical points concerning commonality and predominance for plaintiffs counsel seeking to obtain certification, says Harold Lichten at Lichten & Liss-Riordan.
Companies may increasingly utilize the recent Illinois federal court holding in Motorola v. Hytera to seek civil remedies against foreign entities under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, exposing companies with even minimal contact with the U.S. to liability, say attorneys at Winston & Strawn.
Companies may be able to cut H-1B workers’ salaries to reduce coronavirus-related financial stress, notwithstanding the array of special protections that U.S. Department of Labor regulations provide for this visa classification, says David Grunblatt at Proskauer.
Tort suits seeking damages for illness or death allegedly caused by negligent or reckless exposure to COVID-19 will hinge on proof that the plaintiff contracted the virus from the alleged source — and this proof may be supplied by genetic sequence-based typing, says Adam Dinnell at Schiffer Hicks.