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Opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor’s push to rescind Obama-era tip pooling regulations gained momentum ahead of Monday night’s deadline for public comment on the agency’s proposal, spurred on by a report that the DOL covered up data showing the changes could have a hefty cost for workers.
In the race to develop self-driving car technology, Uber was like Rosie Ruiz, the woman who won the Boston Marathon by riding the subway to victory, an attorney for Waymo told a California federal jury during opening statements Monday, saying Uber stole the Alphabet Inc. subsidiary’s trade secrets to “leapfrog” ahead of the competition.
Gym chain Equinox faced an “upstream” swim, according to one judge at the D.C. Circuit on Monday as the company contested a National Labor Relations Board decision upholding a vote to unionize at three San Francisco locations, with the panel repeatedly challenging the vote’s purported connection with an incident involving a realistic-looking pellet gun.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged a Ninth Circuit panel on Monday to find Seattle’s ordinance allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize doesn’t qualify for an exemption to federal antitrust laws, arguing that the city’s powers to regulate transportation companies don’t extend to authorizing collective bargaining.
A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday declined to free the Israeli branch of Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. from an age discrimination suit brought by a senior facilities manager in the United States on grounds that the unit had significant control over American business operations.
A former Bank of America client manager told a California federal jury Monday the bank “ambushed” her when it fired her and listed her with a fraud reporting agency, testifying during the second day of a trial over discrimination claims that she was never told the bank was investigating her for fraud.
John Paul Mitchell Systems was hit with a lawsuit in California state court Monday saying that the son of one of the hair care company’s founders pressured a former employee into having a sexual relationship and that the worker was demoted after she broke it off.
A male comic accused improv comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade of gender bias in a New York federal court suit Sunday, claiming it conducted a faulty investigation of rape allegations against him and eventually fired him based on predetermined findings.
WAGE & HOUR
A proposed class action accusing several Aramark subsidiaries of not properly paying workers and failing to give them proper rest periods was sent to California state court Monday, after a federal judge rejected the employers’ contention that state law claims were preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act.
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday undid the results of an election in which workers at a New York lobster and seafood supplier voted in favor of unionization, saying a board agent’s seven-minute delay in opening the polls potentially disenfranchised enough voters to sway the results.
A group of six progressive senators illustrated their vision for a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement on Friday, demanding stronger rules on labor and the environment and calling for the abolition of a controversial investment arbitration system.
The Fifth Circuit on Friday tossed a former school nurse’s suit alleging she was effectively fired for raising concerns about a school’s handling of medical emergencies, including a student’s suicide, saying the nurse didn’t prove that her transfer to another school was an adverse employment action.
A California winery has agreed to pay a $330,000 civil penalty and make $300,000 in improvements to its facility to resolve allegations that it flouted environmental laws in connection to a 2012 accidental release of anhydrous ammonia that caused the death of a worker, the federal government announced Monday.
The U.S. Trustee on Friday asked a Virginia bankruptcy court to put the brakes on Toys R Us’ plan to close more than 180 stores nationwide, saying there were issues with the hiring of the liquidation consultants and a planned payment of up to $6.8 million in employee bonuses.
Citing $245,000 in cash transfers to three Boston Herald insiders “on the eve of bankruptcy,” the Office of the U.S. Trustee asked a Delaware judge Friday to reject the company’s Chapter 11 sale or keep the transfers open to challenge.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC on Monday said the former managing partner of Gordon & Rees LLP’s D.C., Virginia and Maryland offices will rejoin the firm after more than 10 years away, bringing with him a stellar record on employment law matters in various transactions and disputes.
Believing that the Trump administration would be more “business friendly,” many antitrust practitioners, human resources professionals and business executives assumed that the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission would simply not enforce the 2016 guidelines on no-poach and wage-fixing agreements. This assumption has proven to be incorrect, says Juan Arteaga of Crowell & Moring LLP.
If you’re a California employer, perhaps no single law strikes fear into your heart quite as much as the Private Attorneys General Act. However, a pair of recent appellate court decisions granted significant procedural “wins” to employers in PAGA cases, says Benjamin Ebbink of Fisher Phillips.
Sending a lawyer away in a less than desirable fashion can hurt a law firm’s reputation, cut off the possibility of a future relationship with the individual attorney, and create anxiety and even discontent among those who remain. Here, Law360 explores three ways law firms can avoid burning bridges when someone leaves.
An investigation into accusations that former U.S. Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski exhibited sexual misconduct toward multiple former staffers has been called off, as the Second Circuit Judicial Council said Monday that Judge Kozinski’s resignation removes him from the scope of judicial conduct proceedings.
A Georgia federal judge on Friday ruled a former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP attorney accused of stealing millions from a wealthy family is competent to stand trial, finding evidence presented to the court of the 76-year-old lawyer’s alleged cognitive decline “inconsistent and suspect.”
A Florida attorney who was chided by a Philadelphia judge last month for posting courtroom photos on social media with the inflammatory hashtag “#killinnazis” will not be involved in six upcoming trials over injuries allegedly caused by Bayer AG’s blood thinner Xarelto, according to an order docketed Friday.
A Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP partner focused on antitrust and intellectual property matters has been tapped to fill a magistrate judgeship in the Northern District of California, the court said Monday, making him at least the third intellectual property litigator chosen for the Silicon Valley-area job in two years.
Litigation finance firm IMF Bentham Ltd. has sold the majority of its U.S. investment portfolio to Bentham IMF Fund 1 LLC for $57.4 million, which raises the fund’s ceiling from $133 million to $166.3 million, the firm announced on Monday.
Claudius Sokenu, deputy general counsel of global oil refinery Andeavor, speaks to Law360 about the differences between life in-house and at a law firm, the one thing he demands from all of his outside counsel, and a hypothetical lunch between Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP launched a new office in Dallas, Texas, Monday with seven former partners from Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP whose practices largely focus on corporate law.
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