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Three female lawyers who lodged a proposed class action claiming the former Chadbourne & Parke LLP law firm and its leadership systematically underpaid women asked a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday to approve $3.1 million in payments to settle the case.
A North Carolina federal judge on Wednesday signed off on a $45 million settlement ending class action claims by more than 37,000 former and current female Family Dollar Stores Inc. managers alleging their employer paid them less than their male counterparts, ending a case that began nearly 15 years ago.
Republicans on the Senate’s labor committee on Wednesday advanced the nomination of veteran Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP attorney John Ring for the lone vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board, moving it one step closer to reattaining a Republican majority that will likely revisit numerous Obama-era decisions.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday backed two National Labor Relations Board orders forcing a New Jersey nursing home to engage in collective bargaining with its newly unionized employees and rehire a group of nurses fired in retaliation for union activities.
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An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday sided with retail giant Costco Wholesale Corp. in a case brought by an employee who alleged her supervisor repeatedly harassed her in the workplace due to her age and delayed answering her requests for time off for the same reason.
The Eighth Circuit was pressed hard on Wednesday by nearly 50 businesses and a slew of civil rights advocacy groups to become the third appellate court in the nation to adopt a standard that Title VII bars sexual orientation discrimination.
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The Sixth Circuit upheld a decision to toss a proposed overtime class action brought by two Uber drivers and send their claims to individual arbitration, saying Wednesday the drivers couldn’t claim their arbitration agreements violated their rights under federal labor law because they hadn’t raised that argument in district court.
Prosecutors trying to convict a pair of Boston City Hall aides accused of extortion told a Massachusetts federal judge Wednesday that his definition of the word is so narrow, it could make it tougher to prosecute cases against mafia soldiers or corrupt politicians under the Hobbs Act.
A Maryland federal judge on Tuesday tossed a suit against an in vitro research and testing laboratory from an ex-employee who said the company ended her disability benefits following her firing earlier than it said it would, handing a quick win to the facility on the final claim in her suit.
The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a win for the former head of a General Electric distressed fuels team against claims she had taken intellectual property to her new job at a rival, but overturned a finding she was subjected to an unreasonable noncompete agreement.
A Pennsylvania company specializing in bridge rehabilitation was charged Tuesday with violating federal work safety regulations, leading to the death of an employee working in a trench that caved in and crushed him.
Representatives of a Teamsters retirement fund on Tuesday asked a New York bankruptcy court to reject a proposed deal between bankrupt regional grocery chain Tops Markets LLC and a supplier, saying the chain comes out on the short end of the deal.
A former K&L Gates LLP partner with a history of defending employers against claims ranging from discrimination to harassment has come on as a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP, the firm said Tuesday.
The Colorado Supreme Court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Ray Domenico Farms is notable because it clarifies for employers (including multijurisdictional employers) and employees alike that unpaid wage claims under Colorado law have the same statute of limitations as claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, say attorneys with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
Despite the 2016 dismissal of federal human rights cases against food companies in California, a similar class action — Tomasella v. Hershey Co. — was recently filed in Massachusetts federal court, and it’s one that companies in the sector should watch closely, says Markus Funk of Perkins Coie LLP.
Slaughter and May on Wednesday became the latest law firm to release the gender pay gap figures for its U.K. business, reporting that while the average pay for men is higher than for women across the firm, the trend is reversed at the associate level.
Some multinational companies and their legal departments have been taking steps toward complying with the European Union’s upcoming data protection regime, while others have only just begun or aren’t even considering action before the regulation goes into effect in less than 75 days. Here, Law360 looks at how businesses and their legal departments can prepare for the approaching May 25 implementation date.
An Illinois federal judge improperly interpreted the First Amendment when he ordered Cook County’s Circuit Court clerk to make new electronically filed complaints immediately available to the public, the local court official told the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday.
Dentons continued to build on its position as the world’s largest law firm Wednesday, announcing a flurry of combinations with firms across Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia as it enters the legal market in more than a dozen countries.
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