A former executive at Fox accused the company of firing her after she complained she was harassed with sexist comments by her supervisor and a company-sponsored executive coach who told her to “lift her skirt,” according to a suit filed in California state court Friday.
A medical technology startup filed suit in Delaware Chancery Court Monday demanding the return of a stock award from a candidate slated to become its CEO who declined the job to take a position with another company.
Watchdog group Public Citizen announced Monday that it has sued the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for illegally withholding from public disclosure records about workplace injuries and illnesses that businesses were required to submit under an Obama-era regulation.
A mortgage banker who was temporarily banned by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for manipulating mortgage fees has lobbed a $25 million whistleblower suit against Wells Fargo, claiming it used him as a scapegoat to steer the CFPB’s attention away from its predatory mortgage prices.
C&J Energy Services, a company that specializes in drilling, completing and servicing wells, filed a lawsuit in state district court in Houston Tuesday against three former employees and a new company those employees launched, alleging the trio has poached engineers and customers in violation of noncompete agreements.
The directors of big data analytics company Datameer Inc. launched a lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court on Wednesday in a bid to validate the recent ouster of the company’s co-founder and former CEO from the board.
The city of Los Angeles filed a trio of lawsuits against major port trucking companies owned by NFI Industries Inc. on Monday, alleging they misclassify truck drivers as independent contractors instead of employees as a “scheme” to avoid paying taxes, benefits and other costs.
A former Google Inc. software engineer who was fired after authoring a divisive memo criticizing the company's diversity policies hit the tech giant with a putative class action in California court Monday, claiming Google discriminates against conservative, Caucasian men who support President Donald Trump.
A California attorney has sued his two former South Florida partners in Florida federal court for allegedly failing to pay him his fair share of profits, but they say they ended the cross-country partnership properly after he failed to perform.
Four flight attendants filed a lawsuit in New York federal court Tuesday accusing Delta Air Lines of discriminating against Jewish and Israeli employees, non-Jewish employees who associate with them, and passengers traveling to Israel.
A putative class of immigrants who allege their wages were stolen by the owner of a privately run detention facility in San Diego has sued the company, alleging that it engaged in forced labor and violated federal and state anti-trafficking laws.
The former head of alumni relations for John Marshall Law School in Chicago sued the school in Illinois federal court Tuesday, claiming he was fired as part of a pattern of discrimination against the school’s older male employees.
The union Communications Workers of America AFL-CIO asked a Texas federal court Saturday to intervene in AT&T's planned termination of 713 employees, alleging the move violates the collective bargaining agreement between the parties.
Morgan Stanley sued one of its former advisers Tuesday in Illinois federal court, alleging that leading up to and even after his sudden resignation from its Deerfield office last week, Steven Glazer stole confidential client information with the intent to use it after he left his job.
Three women have filed a sexual harassment suit against local television behemoth Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and "Airplane!" director David Zucker in Los Angeles Superior Court, saying they were laid off from their online comedy writing jobs after complaining that a male supervisor demeaned them and mused about whether he'd have sex with them.
Illinois’ Presence Health Network was hit with a lawsuit in state court on Friday by a proposed class of current and former employees that says the company’s finger-scan time-keeping practices violate the state’s biometric privacy laws.
The University of Louisville Athletics Association on Wednesday said former men's basketball head coach Rick Pitino should cover penalties the NCAA slapped the school with in June, lobbing counterclaims against Pitino in his Kentucky federal suit over his termination after a criminal bribery investigation involving the program he once led.
Landmark American Insurance Co. asked an Illinois federal judge Wednesday to absolve it of any responsibility to defend a medical marijuana grower’s ex-CEO in a $5 million dispute between him and the enterprise, saying some of the counterclaims in the underlying matter are excluded from coverage.
Two Western Pennsylvania referees filed a federal class action suit Friday accusing the organization that oversees high school sports in the state of improperly categorizing them as independent contractors and shorting them on wages.
Four former employees of Applied Materials Inc. were hit with trade secrets charges in California federal court for an alleged scheme in which they tried to copy the semiconductor company’s LCD chip technology to launch their own venture capital-funded business, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The short-term spending bill signed on Monday ended the nearly three-day government shutdown, but it is unlikely to put an end to shutdown politics for good, or even for long. Participants in the federal market should review the challenges presented by shutdowns and be ready for what may come, say attorneys with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.
While technology is making certain aspects of e-discovery faster and easier, it is also creating new challenges as quickly as we can provide solutions. The good news is that there are concrete steps businesses can take to address those challenges, says Peter Ostrega of Consilio LLC.
With new Massachusetts statutes addressing pay equity and pregnant workers taking effect this year, companies in the state should take extra care to ensure that all guidelines, policies and procedures are not only established and documented, but also clearly communicated to and understood by all employees, says Paul Holtzman of Krokidas & Bluestein LLP.
Recent tax amendments no longer permit corporations to deduct sexual harassment settlements subject to nondisclosure agreements. However, these provisions will likely have a negligible effect on the number of agreements that are subject to disclosure, reduce the value of settlements paid to victims, and the increased taxes that result will be paid largely by victims of harassment, say Allan King and William Hays Weissman of Littler Mendelson PC.
Last month the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced a new section of the Internal Revenue Code that provides for the deferral of taxation on certain qualified equity grants to employees of eligible corporations. Marc Fosse and Angel Garrett of Trucker Huss APC explain why qualified equity grants can be a helpful tax strategy for employees and an excellent recruiting, retention and incentive program for employers.
The new tax bill changes the calculus for cross-border services outsourcing and cloud agreements. For a U.S.-parented provider deciding whether to increase its U.S. operations relative to non-U.S. operations, several provisions must be considered, including the deduction for foreign-derived intangible income, the tax on global intangible low-taxed income and the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, say attorneys at Mayer Brown LLP.
Seventeen opinion letters that were signed by the administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division in the closing days of the George W. Bush administration, but never mailed, were recently issued formally. Addressing a range of Fair Labor Standards Act issues, they provide insight into how the current DOL will enforce the law, says Shlomo Katz of Brown Rudnick LLP.
Although Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescission of the Cole memo does not change federal law, negative response to the rescission across the cannabis sector and political landscape was strong, swift and bipartisan, which may lead to congressional action in the future, say Jonathan Robbins and Joshua Mandell of Akerman LLP.
The volume of health care-related qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act remained robust last year. In the first of four articles on health care enforcement in 2017, Kevin McGinty of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC discusses the important takeaways from a number of trends.
The Second Circuit's recent decision in Wang v. Hearst Corporation, coupled with a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor, demonstrates that the flexible, multifactor “primary beneficiary” test for unpaid interns established in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures is now easier for employers to satisfy, say Michael Pepperman and Ivo Becica of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.