Expert Analysis

How To Prepare As Employee Data Reporting Deadlines Near

As filing deadlines approach, government contractors and private companies alike should familiarize themselves wit... (more story)

Address Complainants Before They Become Whistleblowers

A New York federal court's dismissal of a whistleblower retaliation claim against HSBC Securities last month indic... (more story)

The Practical Effects Of Justices' Arbitration Exemption Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries, that a transportation worker need not ... (more story)

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Divisive Cost Cap Deadline Looms For Calif. Healthcare Cos.

California healthcare attorneys are preparing for the state's first cap on healthcare spending proposed by a new state office tasked with making care affordable. Industry leaders are sharply split on the viabi... (more story)

Apple Settles Labor Fight Over COVID-19 Policy At Okla. Store

An Apple Store in Oklahoma City has agreed to restore the sick time of workers who took off for COVID-19 since last August, pursuant to a recently announced settlement of an unfair labor practice charge filed ... (more story)

The National Labor Relations Board urged the Ninth Circuit to reject a challenge by Cemex to a decision that made it more likely employers will face bargaining orders if they violate federal labor law. (Sipa via AP Images)
NLRB Defends Bargaining Order Shift At 9th Circ.

The National Labor Relations Board urged the Ninth Circuit to uphold a decision in which it lessened the standard for issuing bargaining orders against employers who commit labor law violations in response to ... (more story)

Shell Liable For Meme Poster's Back Pay, Energy Co. Says

The successor owner of Washington state refinery argued the company isn't responsible for a back pay award to a worker fired after posting a meme, saying the previous owner, Shell, is liable for the payments i... (more story)

Seattle-Area Ski Instructors Greenlit For Union Vote

A National Labor Relations Board official has cleared instructors at a ski resort in the Seattle area to vote on union representation during the next ski season.

King & Spalding Adds Kirkland Employment Partner In DC

King & Spalding LLP is boosting its global employment practice with the addition of a Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner who will be part of her new firm's Washington, D.C., office.

USW Says EPA Asbestos Ban Doesn't Protect Workers Enough

The United Steelworkers and the nonprofit Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization called on the D.C. Circuit to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent ban on the most prevalent variety of asb... (more story)

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Nev. Can't Shake Military Bias Suit Over Pensions, DOJ Says

The federal government's suit alleging Nevada and its public employees' retirement system overcharged service members for pension credits should remain in play, the U.S. Department of Justice said, arguing it ... (more story)

Vince McMahon Says Deal With Accuser Sinks Abuse Suit

A former World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. legal staffer who has accused founder Vince McMahon of sexually abusing and trafficking her should be forced to take her federal lawsuit to arbitration because of a ... (more story)

The Sixth Circuit tossed an age discrimination case by a former Dykema legal secretary who alleged she was harassed and eventually pushed out after she turned 50. (
6th Circ. Backs Dykema's Win In Ex-Secretary's Age Bias Suit

The Sixth Circuit won't reinstate a former Dykema legal secretary's age discrimination case, saying Tuesday she failed to show that her supervisor — whom she accused of giving her adult diapers for her 50th bi... (more story)

​​​​​​​Megan Thee Stallion's Ex-Worker Alleges Hostile Workplace

Megan Thee Stallion's former cameraman filed a labor violation and harassment complaint in California state court Wednesday alleging the rapper created a hostile work environment by having sex in his presence ... (more story)

Roofing Co. Settles EEOC Suit Over Vulgar Music

A residential roofing company reached a nearly $100,000 deal Tuesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to end the agency's lawsuit accusing the company of firing a woman who complained abou... (more story)

9th Circ. Nixes Nurse's Suit Over Inmate Harassment

The Ninth Circuit refused on Tuesday to revive a nurse's lawsuit alleging the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation failed to protect her from an inmate who exposed himself, saying the agency... (more story)

Ex-Public Defender Wants 4th Circ. To End Wait In Bias Suit

A former public defender suing the federal judiciary for allegedly failing to take her sexual harassment claims seriously asked the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday to force a federal judge's hand after more than fou... (more story)

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Teva Sales Workers Score Conditional Cert. In OT Suit

A New Jersey federal judge granted conditional certification to a collective of sales workers accusing pharmaceutical company Teva of unlawfully denying them overtime wages during an extended training program,... (more story)

Judge Overturns Biz's H-2B Ban, Blaming 'Gaslighting' Atty

A U.S. Department of Labor administrative law judge overturned a decision to debar a Minnesota concessions stand company from the H-2B visa program over its failure to pay back wages and penalties, saying the ... (more story)

Attorneys should not be allowed to put responsibility on a former manager for HSBC’s actions, according to a former bank employee. ( Barton)
Ex-Banker Says HSBC Can't Blame Wage Policy On Manager

A former HSBC Bank employee accusing the company of violating the federal wage and hour law by making employees work through lunch told a New York federal court the company's attorneys are trying to offload re... (more story)

Family Dollar Stiffs Assistant Managers On OT, Suit Says

Family Dollar has not been paying its assistant managers overtime wages even though they regularly perform work off-the-clock like sorting money and cleaning the store, an ex-worker claimed in a proposed colle... (more story)

Firefighters Want LA County's Early Win Bid Axed In Hotel Suit

Los Angeles County firefighters urged a California federal judge to deny the county's bid for an early win in their suit alleging they weren't paid for time they spent quarantined in hotels during the COVID-19... (more story)

Walmart Security Contractor Settles Guard's OT Suit

A company that provides security for Walmart and an ex-worker told a Texas federal court they've agreed to end a lawsuit accusing the company of failing to pay guards overtime despite working 60 to 70 hours a ... (more story)

Ex-Twitter Workers Can't Arbitrate Until Class Cert. Resolved

A proposed class of former employees of Twitter, now known as X, cannot yet force the company to move forward with their various employment claims in arbitration, a California federal judge determined Monday, ... (more story)