Counsel for a former FedEx sales manager told a Tennessee jury during Monday opening statements the man was a top performer for the delivery services giant until he was fired for notifying his bosses that drivers and dispatchers were falsifying records to avoid the blame for late deliveries.
A former Fox News contributor accused the network of blacklisting her for television appearances after she reported her alleged rape and continued harassment by Fox Business host Charles Payne, in a suit filed in New York federal court Monday.
Charter Communications wrongly shorted former Time Warner Cable employees vacation pay in the transition following the telecom giants’ $55 billion merger, according to a putative class action that has been removed to California federal court.
Ohio State University on Monday said it hasn’t waived its sovereign immunity over claims that banners hung in the school’s football stadium with former football players’ images violate the Sherman and Lanham Acts, urging a federal court to toss the antitrust claims and send the case to state court.
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday affirmed a jury verdict awarding $50,000 in emotional damages to a former employee of a water cooling company who claimed her boss sexually harassed her at work, finding the amount was reasonable in light of the evidence.
The Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday that a court cannot just dismiss an employee's discrimination suit against U.S. Steel Corp. because she did not disclose the claims in her bankruptcy petition without first analyzing whether she intentionally meant to mislead the courts with the omission.
The Tenth Circuit on Monday, in a reversal of a lower court’s ruling, shot down a lawyer’s attempt to revive his former client’s False Claims Act suit as a relator, saying the suit is barred under an FCA provision prohibiting new relators from intervening in pending FCA actions.
A Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. worker who filed a putative class action in New Jersey seeking overtime pay under an enjoined U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule change urged a Texas federal judge on Monday not to hold her and her counsel in contempt over the suit.
The widow of a former Avaya Inc. employee on Monday failed in her bid to have her survivorship benefits treated as an administrative expense rather than any other unsecured claim in the company’s ongoing restructuring in New York bankruptcy court.
Former NHL “enforcer” Michael Peluso on Friday hit back at motions to dismiss his Minnesota federal suit alleging the New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues and insurance companies intentionally hid the dangers he faced from continued head injuries, arguing that his claims fall outside the exclusivity of workers’ compensation frameworks of the states.
Workers at a California Chipotle locked a coworker in a walk-in freezer after he reported their manager for sexual harassment that included her propositioning him and pantomiming sex acts with vegetables, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged Monday in California federal court.
The IRS on Friday urged the full Eighth Circuit to rethink a panel decision awarding Union Pacific a $75 million tax refund, saying the appellate panel misconstrued what qualifies as deductible employee compensation.
A Massachusetts federal judge told the city of Boston’s police department on Monday that it could not avoid a bench trial in a long-running dispute with black officers about whether its old drug-testing policies violated discrimination law.
The U.S. Department of Labor told the D.C. Circuit on Friday that it had the authority to promulgate its fiduciary rule for retirement account advisers, disputing the National Association for Fixed Annuities’ claim that the rule runs contrary to congressional intent.
A class of student-athletes in multidistrict litigation against the NCAA over head injuries blasted a fee request from attorneys for the lead objector to their $75 million settlement on Friday, telling an Illinois federal court that the changes secured aren’t worth the $6 million the attorneys want.
A Texas federal judge on Monday said the National Football League cannot hold off his decision to pause Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game domestic violence suspension, handing the running back another legal victory that will keep him playing this season.
A Minnesota state appeals court on Monday affirmed an order partially blocking a Minneapolis paid sick leave ordinance, saying that the city has a strong case for enforcing the law against Minneapolis-based businesses, but not against non-city businesses whose employees sometimes work there.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. must offer specifics on how their combination would affect national and local media markets before the Federal Communications Commission will make a decision on their merger request, the agency has announced.
Senate Democrats threatened Monday that the latest GOP-only push for long-term repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act could torch bipartisan efforts to stabilize health care markets in the short term.
Pennsylvania’s treasurer on Monday praised the board of the state’s pension system for taking steps to cut fees paid to Wall Street managers over a three-year period.
Implicit bias has enjoyed a sustained focus of research and analysis in academia, and it is an increasingly popular topic of discussion among employment lawyers. However, whether implicit bias as a concept has any usefulness in employment discrimination litigation is not at all clear, says James McDonald Jr. of Fisher Phillips.
Massachusetts is the latest state to pass a pregnancy accommodation law, joining 21 other states and Washington, D.C. Like many of the similar state laws, the recently enacted Massachusetts law will expand protections for pregnant employees beyond those available under federal law, say Mehreen Rasheed and Carolyn Wheeler of Katz Marshall & Banks LLP.
California’s Senate Bill 632 seeks to impose a seven-hour limit on depositions in asbestos cases at the expense of defendants’ due process rights. All defendants maintain an interest in properly and fairly preparing their defense, and no party should be required to jeopardize that right, says Freddy Fonseca of Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP.
Although the Trump administration has completed the vetting and confirmation of a cabinet and White House staff, thousands of senior positions remain unfilled throughout the executive branch. More than ever, people selected for those posts find themselves under close scrutiny, say Adam Raviv and Reginald Brown of WilmerHale.
Recent court decisions from the East Coast have held that medical patients terminated for positive medical marijuana test results have valid causes of action against their employers for disability discrimination. Because Nevada law provides some protection for employees who engage in off-duty medical marijuana use, Nevada employers should take important lessons from these cases, says Laura Jacobsen of McDonald Carano LLP.
The Equifax breach could trigger a shift in data breach class actions from potential harm to consumers to potential harm to businesses, says Eduard Goodman, chief privacy officer at CyberScout LLC.
In recent years, more and more private companies have been adopting parental benefit policies. However, as demonstrated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's recent suit against Estée Lauder, the agency is focusing on alleged disparities in employers’ parental benefit policies, and good intentions can lead to unintended consequences, says Debra Friedman of Cozen O'Connor.
Recent decisions in Reyher v. Grant Thornton and Boyle v. Evolve Bank indicate that courts are not persuaded by whistleblowers' arguments that defendants or their publicly traded clients are generally covered by the Dodd-Frank Act, says Harini Srinivasan of Katz Marshall & Banks LLP.
In T-Mobile USA v. National Labor Relations Board, the Fifth Circuit recently held that the NLRB went too far when targeting the company's employee handbook policies. The decision signals that federal courts may increasingly rein in the NLRB’s attempts to expansively apply the National Labor Relations Act to seemingly neutral workplace conduct rules, says Laura Lawless Robertson of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
There has been a lot of publicity in the last few years about workplace violence and the various regulatory agencies have weighed in on these issues. However, despite the fact that most employers — and now employees — are well indoctrinated with the “run, hide, fight” standard, there is another potential wave of concern for employers, say Pamela Williams and Collin Warren of Fisher Phillips.