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As part of its ruling Monday that auto service advisers are overtime-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Supreme Court jettisoned half-century-old precedent that called for narrowly construing exemptions to the FLSA and likely made it easier for employers who claim exemptions to overcome legal challenges, attorneys say.
A newly updated handbook from the American Bar Association offers a guide for law firms on how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and properly address it when it happens. Here, Law360 takes a deep dive into how firms can fight harassment.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a handful of employment cases Monday, including a challenge to a Seventh Circuit ruling that clarified when employers have to give workers leave under the Americans With Disabilities Act and a bid to revive claims that a Northrop Grumman subcontractor let a female worker be harassed.
A New York federal judge on Saturday cleared Trump International Hotel and Tower from discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a former employee from Jamaica who had told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission he was exposed to racist comments at the hotel.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Monday revived a Massachusetts woman’s workplace age bias suit against a Garden State legal accounting firm, ruling that more information was needed to determine whether she’s entitled to protection under the latter state’s anti-discrimination law.
A Florida federal court denied the Procter & Gamble Co.’s attempt to toss a proposed class action by a rejected prospective intern claiming the company discriminates against those with temporary work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, finding the man properly alleged its hiring practices are biased.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that auto service advisers aren’t covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirement, nearly two years after the justices issued a limited ruling in the same case that didn’t address that central question.
The operator of 17 Houlihan’s restaurants in New Jersey and New York has agreed to pay $5 million to settle the government’s claims that it violated minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to a proposed consent order filed on Monday.
An Illinois-based school bus company will pay $3.875 million to end litigation over claims that it failed to properly pay its California drivers for work they performed, including during meal and rest breaks, according to a filing Friday in Illinois federal court.
Nissan didn’t illegally track workers’ sympathies ahead of its win in a closely watched Mississippi union election last year, the National Labor Relations Board’s New Orleans office said Friday, opting not to add those claims to a board suit alleging the automaker pressured workers into voting against organizing with the United Auto Workers.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday tossed a counterclaim alleging a breach of implied good faith and fair dealing in a Chicago Teachers Union class action challenging the Chicago Board of Education’s allegedly discriminatory layoff policy, saying the board brought its union contract dispute to the wrong forum.
An executive fired after only months at his post with Solar Power Inc. on Friday was delivered a victory on his claim the company wrongfully withheld stock he was owed, but a New York federal judge sided against him on several of his other allegations involving compensation and defamation.
Ice Miller LLP has hired for its litigation and data security and privacy groups a former Jenner & Block LLP partner who has defended defense contractors, retailers, technology companies and automotive clients in consumer and employment class actions and has counseled clients on cutting-edge tech issues, the firm said Monday.
Last week the New Jersey Legislature passed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. While the proposed law has been touted primarily as a gender pay equity legislation, its reach is much broader, say attorneys with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
A Washington, D.C., federal judge on Saturday granted a partial win for PACER users, finding that the judiciary inappropriately used almost $200 million in fees collected via the online federal courts documents portal from 2010 to 2016 to fund other projects, in breach of federal law.
Boston attorney Howard Cooper of Todd & Weld LLP and the Massachusetts Bar Association on Monday assailed federal prosecutors who claim Cooper is too ensnared in former Democratic state Sen. Brian Joyce’s alleged fraud and racketeering activity to represent him at trial, saying the request for disqualification flies in the face of constitutional law.
Chad Jerdee joined Accenture as a senior counsel two decades ago and has moved up the ranks over the years, serving as its general counsel and chief compliance officer since 2015. Here, Jerdee shares his thoughts with Law360 on the changing roles of in-house and outside counsel, his effort to shrink the number of law firms his organization uses, and his thoughts on professional networking and football games.
The notable legal department hires during the third month of 2018 included new GCs at Miramax, Sallie Mae and Merck, as well as a recent hire for litigation director at Lambda Legal.
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