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After nearly six years of litigation, Philadelphia-based Swartz Campbell LLC has reached a settlement with regional rival Chartwell Law Offices LLP over claims that Chartwell illegally poached a slew of its attorneys, obviating the need for a state court trial that was slated to begin Wednesday.
Plastipak Packaging Inc. legally applied the so-called fluctuating workweek formula to calculate overtime pay for employees and even tweaked the formula to their benefit, the Sixth Circuit ruled Wednesday in declining to revive a collective action over the container maker’s overtime practices.
Sex-based and racial slurs, death threats and urine on the walls of the women’s bathroom — according to a discrimination lawsuit the federal government filed Wednesday in Texas federal court, two former female firefighters in Houston were forced to put up with all that and more while working for the city.
An estate planning associate hit her Manhattan boutique firm and her supervisor with a sex and race bias suit in New York state court Wednesday, claiming the supervisor repeatedly came on to her and cut her hours after she reported him to management.
A county employee on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act was “unemployed” as defined by the Texas Labor Code and therefore entitled to receive unemployment benefits, an attorney for the Texas Workforce Commission told the state Supreme Court in oral arguments Wednesday.
A female probation officer who has accused a Pennsylvania state judge of forcing her into a sexual relationship hit back Tuesday against the judge’s attempt to have the case thrown out, arguing that the statute of limitations didn’t bar the case because the alleged sexual harassment continued long after the alleged affair ended.
Estee Lauder and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have tentatively settled a suit alleging the company’s paid parental leave policy was biased against fathers, prompting a Pennsylvania federal judge to issue a three-month stay Tuesday so the parties can put the finishing touches on the deal.
The White House budget office’s decision to pause an effort to root out discrimination by making employers disclose detailed pay data harmed groups that advocate for workers by hampering their work, two of these groups said Tuesday in a bid to keep alive their federal challenge to the stay.
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed for a hearing with the Office of Administrative Law Judges against a Washington-based berry farm after it had been fined about $120,000 and forced to pay almost $10,000 in back pay to U.S. workers for violating the H-2A visa program, according to the department on Tuesday.
Amazon.com Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc.’s food distribution network is facing legal scrutiny in Colorado for violations of federal labor laws as the online behemoth considers Denver for its new headquarters.
Ex-football players have told the Ninth Circuit that a lower court wrongly dismissed their suit against National Football League teams alleging that they were encouraged to abuse painkillers in order to stay on the field, saying they only recently learned of the alleged scheme.
An electric car company co-founded by Terry McAuliffe, former governor of Virginia, on Wednesday paired a Chapter 11 filing with a request to a Virginia bankruptcy court to allow it to offer two of its executives tens of thousands in financial incentives to see the company through the process.
Littler Mendelson PC has added a Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP attorney with extensive experience representing management in employment matters to its Los Angeles and Orange County offices, the law firm announced Tuesday.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has expanded its litigation practice in the San Francisco Bay Area with the addition of a former Miller Law Group shareholder with extensive experience defending clients in employment cases, the firm announced Wednesday.
Reed Smith LLP has added a former Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP employment attorney to its ranks as a partner in Chicago, the firm has announced.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP hired 11 litigation and corporate partners from Miles & Stockbridge PC who specialize in complex transactions and product liability disputes in the medical, pharmaceutical and automotive industries to open a new office in Baltimore, the firm announced.
Although companies often do not disclose internal or government investigations generally, and there are no cases obligating disclosure of sexual harassment investigations specifically, companies are not impervious to litigation for failing to disclose such information, or for breach of fiduciary duty in connection with tolerating sexual harassment, say attorneys with Goodwin Procter LLP.
Partner departures are not always harmonious affairs and, in some cases, can go beyond hurt feelings to cross ethical boundaries. Here, legal ethics experts offer their advice for parting ways the right way.
The costs of restructuring global firm King & Wood Mallesons’ London-headquartered European and Middle East operations so far have been double the original estimates, according to a recent report by the firm’s administrators.
The notable legal department hires during the second month of the year include Walmart’s executive vice president, who joins from the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as American International Group’s senior vice president and general counsel of its general insurance, who is a former GC of the Central Intelligence Agency under former President Barack Obama.
In a conversation ranging from Wall Street lawyering to Howard Stern to the shape of the New York Court of Appeals, White and Williams LLP counsel Randy Maniloff sits down with former New York Gov. George Pataki at his office at Norton Rose Fulbright.
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