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Business advocates who have been pressing the federal government for years to increase its regulation of worker centers like Fight for $15 are more hopeful than ever that they’ll get their way after a string of reversals of Obama-era National Labor Relations Board precedent.
The worksite enforcements conducted at nearly 100 7-Eleven locations across the country earlier this month resulted in federal immigration officials arresting almost two dozen employees for being illegally present in the United States and conducting audits and interviews with store workers — and GCs may be left wondering how to prepare in case their companies are targeted in the same way. Here, Law360 identifies four ways companies and their legal counsel can prepare for a potential worksite enforcement.
A former Winston & Strawn LLP intellectual property partner has asked a California appeals court to undo a decision to force her gender discrimination suit into arbitration, arguing that arbitration rules are not cut out for employment disputes.
A former Massachusetts state court employee filed a graphic complaint in federal court Monday accusing a state court judge of sexually harassing her and repeatedly coercing her to perform sex acts.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP showcased the breadth of its labor and employment practice last year by notching wins in a series of noncompete disputes and a U.S. Supreme Court appeal, earning itself a spot among Law360’s 2017 Employment Groups of the Year.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has extracted $230,000 in settlements this week from a Detroit-area casino operator and a nationwide private security company that the agency said discriminated against their workers.
A former reporter at YouTube-based political news outlet The Young Turks has accused the company of racial discrimination, claiming in a complaint at the New York State Division of Human Rights that the company fired him on pretext after he complained about unfair, racially motivated treatment.
A former toll collector for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority hit the agency with a lawsuit in Chicago federal court Tuesday, alleging she was discriminated against, and eventually fired in retaliation for cooperating with a sexual harassment investigation into her supervisor’s behavior.
CVS Health Corp. unit Omnicare Inc. will pay more than $3,600 to end a U.S. Department of Justice investigation stemming from allegations it discriminated against a job applicant because he was an asylee, the government said Tuesday.
WAGE & HOUR
“Common sense” — much less a franchise agreement — shows that local owners of McDonald’s restaurants are solely responsible for hourly wages, McDonald’s Corp. asserts in its brief asking the Ninth Circuit to not revive a proposed class action alleging violation of wage laws in San Francisco.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday rejected a whistleblower’s attempt to freeze the assets of a nursing company that recently escaped a $350 million False Claims Act verdict, calling it a “brazen” bid to interfere with the company’s cash.
A Missouri appellate panel on Monday affirmed a $1.4 million jury verdict in favor of a doctor who claimed a health care provider effectively fired her after she voiced concerns about patient safety issues, saying the provider did not follow proper court procedure.
Two international labor unions said Monday they had reached a $2.3 million settlement in arbitration proceedings with an unnamed global fashion brand over garment factory conditions, a month after a separate deal was reached with another fashion brand under the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety.
Baker McKenzie has lured employment law veteran Michael Brewer from management-side powerhouse Littler Mendelson PC, where he led that firm’s offices in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, California, the firm announced Tuesday.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has hired a Ropes & Gray LLP commercial litigator who has scored big wins in disputes over fraud claims, data breaches, employment contracts, securities and product defects, Quinn Emanuel announced Tuesday.
If companies are not careful about how messages regarding workplace harassment are communicated, and don’t first take the time to think about how some workers will perceive them, it can actually create the very problem they’re trying to avoid, says Jack Schaedel of Scali Rasmussen.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced 12 new judicial nominations. In the coming weeks, we will discover whether these candidates learned from the mistakes of the three judicial nominees forced to withdraw in December after bipartisan concerns arose over their qualifications, says Arun Rao, executive VP of Investigative Group International and a former member of the White House vetting team during the Obama administration.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch traded jabs Monday in an otherwise low-profile Supreme Court case over lawsuit filing deadlines, with Justice Ginsburg’s majority opinion dismissing the “history lesson” on a common law doctrine that Justice Gorsuch gives in his passionate dissent.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped the acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, also naming partners from Bracewell LLP and Haynes and Boone LLP and other attorneys for 11 other federal judgeships across the country.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s biggest challenge over the next decade will be reconciling the centuries-old Constitution with new frontiers in law arising from changing technology, Justice Neil Gorsuch, a strict adherent to what he called the “old document,” told college students in New Jersey on Tuesday.
Several BigLaw firms saw a boost to their lobbying revenues in the last three months of 2017 thanks largely to the year-end swirl of tax legislation activity, bringing a strong close to a similarly strong year, in which clients’ lobbying needs were driven in part by the unpredictability of the new administration, firm principals said this week.
Retired Seventh Circuit Judge Ann Claire Williams will join Jones Day to lead the firm’s efforts advancing the rule of law in Africa and bolster its trial and appellate practices after a trailblazing career in which she became the first woman to sit on that appeals court, the firm said Tuesday.
Troutman Sanders LLP revealed Tuesday that it plans to close its outposts in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong effective May 31, trimming the firm to 13 domestic offices.
I had not expected to be in the U.S. Supreme Court on March 22, 2016. To me, our opponent’s petition seemed quite like a long shot. But clearly I had underestimated the appeal of their argument, says Matthew McGill of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
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