Expert Analysis

One Contract Fix Can Reduce Employer Lawsuit Exposure

A recent Fifth Circuit ruling that saved FedEx over $365 million highlights how a one-sentence limitation provisi... (more story)

The State Of Play In DEI And ESG 1 Year After Harvard Ruling

Almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, attorney general scrut... (more story)

Water Cooler Talk: Sick Leave Insights From 'Parks And Rec'

Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs at Troutman Pepper spoke with Lisa Whittaker at the J.M. Smucker Co. about how to ef... (more story)

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9th Circ. Says H-2A Employers Must Pay Highest Wages

The Ninth Circuit on Friday said the U.S. Department of Labor can't let employers pay foreign farmworkers on H-2A visas a lower wage rate, rejecting the department's argument that the matter is moot because th... (more story)

Rerun Vote At Cannabis Co. Is Justified, NLRB Judge Says

A cannabis product manufacturer in Washington state violated federal labor law by firing two supporters of a United Food and Commercial Workers local amid an organizing drive, a National Labor Relations Board ... (more story)

NLRB Chairman Lauren McFerran told attendees at a labor conference Thursday that the board's regional staffers have been struggling to handle their caseloads due to funding shortages over the last decade that have resulted in years of attrition. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Diminished NLRB 'Drowning' In Cases, Litigation, Chair Says

The National Labor Relations Board is "drowning" as a rise in cases and increased "litigiousness" of parties tax the agency's decimated workforce, Chairman Lauren McFerran said Thursday at New York University ... (more story)

Petition Watch: Forum Shopping, Monopolies & Gun Safety

Law360 looks at four U.S. Supreme Court petitions filed in the past two weeks, including the FDA's request that the justices curb an increase in forum shopping at the Fifth Circuit, and two veterinarians who w... (more story)

UAW Invokes NLRB's Cemex Case In Mercedes Vote Challenge

The United Auto Workers on Friday accused Mercedes-Benz of violating workers' rights in a "relentless anti-union campaign" at two Alabama factories where the union recently lost an election, teeing up a possib... (more story)

EEOC Asks DC Circ. To Revive Bias Case Against Union

A Washington, D.C., federal judge erred by saying a government employee's discrimination suit against her union was essentially an unfair representation suit that belonged before the Federal Labor Relations Au... (more story)

Cleaning Co. Should Pay Up In SEIU Arb. Case, Judge Says

A cleaning company and its related entities should be required to compensate terminated workers with more than $22,000 stemming from an arbitration award, a New York federal magistrate judge recommended Friday... (more story)

Discrimination More

NJ Panel Won't Revive Atty's Turnpike Authority Harassment Suit

A New Jersey state appeals court panel stood by an attorney's loss Friday in his suit claiming the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its officials held him back from promotions and raises and harassed him base... (more story)

House Lawmakers Want New Hearing With FDIC's Gruenberg

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chair Martin Gruenberg is scheduled to appear before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee to answer questions about the damning findings of a probe of the FDIC's workplace culture.

The workers said they couldn't take the COVID vaccine because they considered their bodies a "temple" under their Christian faith, and had religious disagreements with the use of aborted fetal cells in its development, according to Friday's opinion. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
8th Circ. Revives Ex-Mayo Clinic Workers' COVID Vax Suits

The Eighth Circuit on Friday reinstated five workers' claims that the Mayo Clinic illegally disregarded their Christian faith by firing them after they refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo reg... (more story)

Food Co. Neglects Workers' Demographic Data, EEOC Says

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said a New Jersey food service distributor failed to collect demographic data about its workforce for several years in a row, telling a New Jersey federal court... (more story)

High Court Ruling Puts Transfer Bias Suit Back On Track

The Eleventh Circuit on Friday reopened a Black former guidance counselor's lawsuit alleging an Alabama school district forced her into a less prestigious job while letting white colleagues keep their position... (more story)

Instant Messages Sink Early Win Bid In BlueCross Vax Case

A data scientist was denied her request for summary judgment Friday in her lawsuit alleging BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee wrongly fired her for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 due to religious obje... (more story)

NY Forecast: School Pushes To Arbitrate Retaliation Case

On Thursday, a federal judge will consider a Buffalo, New York, Catholic school's bid to compel arbitration of claims brought by a former president who says she was retaliated against after she uncovered finan... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Workers' Atty Says 'Game Over' For Hospital On Wage Liability

Counsel for a group of workers said Friday it was "game over" for a Seattle-area hospital system facing a class action suit for allegedly violating state law with its break policy, urging a judge to rule the s... (more story)

Jazz Director Accuses Philly Pops, Execs Of RICO Conspiracy

A former Philly Pops jazz director has sued the defunct orchestra group, its ex-CEO, a rival orchestra, the Kimmel Center and others in Pennsylvania federal court, claiming they conspired to monopolize the orc... (more story)

Uber and Lyft drivers in Minnesota will become the latest beneficiaries of mandatory minimum pay for gig workers after Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation on Friday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
4 Places That Are Leading The Gig Worker Pay Push

A growing list of cities and states are setting mandatory wage floors for gig workers, who are typically classified as independent contractors and therefore not eligible for minimum wage protections. Here, Law... (more story)

CVS Hit With PAGA Suit Alleging OT, Records Violations

CVS Pharmacy Inc. regularly requires employees to work overtime due to understaffing and unreasonably high workloads without appropriately compensating them, and the company alters records by clocking employee... (more story)

Ex-Employee, Furnisher Renew Settlement Bid In FLSA Suit

A corporate office furnisher and a former employee who alleged he was fired after complaining about unpaid overtime have once again asked a Georgia federal judge to approve a settlement between them, saying th... (more story)

5th Circ. Again Upholds Engineers' OT Win

A Fifth Circuit panel on Friday backed for the second time a lower court's ruling that two engineers receiving a weekly minimum salary as part of their compensation package were not overtime-exempt and sent th... (more story)

Applicants Lack Fed. Standing For Wash. Pay Range Lawsuit

A Washington federal judge sent back to state court a lawsuit alleging an employer violated a new state requirement to include pay ranges in job advertisements, finding that a job listing without pay informati... (more story)