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A California company on Tuesday accused the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its lawyers of waging a “bad-faith campaign” by concealing the fact that both of the people named in an agency suit last year were long dead.
In the wake of New York lawmakers passing a budget that includes a major provision allowing employers to levy a payroll tax in lieu of income taxes, experts question whether employers will actually adopt it because of the complexity of the program.
Even after the National Labor Relations Board escaped drastic funding reductions in a recently enacted $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb recently told a union representing certain agency employees that cost-cutting measures are still on the table since funding could fall next year, according to a letter obtained Wednesday.
A U.S. federal claims judge on Tuesday sided with the federal government in its decision not to reimburse Bechtel National Inc. for $500,000 it paid in two settlements stemming from sexual harassment and discrimination claims, deciding that contracting rules negated the government’s obligation to pay.
A Massachusetts judge told the state’s highest court he made a mistake when he engaged in an ongoing sexual affair with a court worker, but said the commission tasked with supervising judges’ conduct went too far in suggesting he face the risk of losing his job, according to a filing Law360 obtained Wednesday.
Public interest groups fighting President Donald Trump’s executive order to repeal two federal regulations for each new one issued have asked a D.C. federal judge to revive their lawsuit challenging the action.
The Ramada Birmingham Airport hotel is liable for claims of racial discrimination and retaliation brought by a former employee who accused its management of firing him after he complained to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with an Alabama federal court finding Tuesday there was enough evidence to support his claims.
A former female executive with Washington, D.C., celebrity chef Mike Isabella’s 12-restaurant empire sued him in federal court, accusing his company of creating a sexually hostile work environment that condoned a climate of contempt for women while forcing low-wage employees to sign draconian nondisclosure agreements.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday revived an insurance agent’s $8 million lawsuit against a Blue Cross Blue Shield contractor over its alleged failure to halt accusations initiated by a co-worker that he engaged in homosexual prostitution in a company bathroom.
WAGE & HOUR
One day after the U.S. Department of Labor’s self-audit pilot program for employers went live, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed his office will continue prosecuting alleged wage theft under state law even if businesses participate in the voluntary federal program, saying some may otherwise get a free pass.
Women earn less than men in nearly every occupation across all wage levels, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released Wednesday by the National Women’s Law Center, an advocacy group that pushes for policies aimed at narrowing pay gaps between men and women.
A New Jersey federal court has agreed to pause an overtime wage dispute with Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. while the Fifth Circuit considers a contempt order levied against the attorneys who helped file the proposed collective action, which allegedly violated a Texas court’s decision to block the U.S. Department of Labor rule underpinning the case.
A lobbying organization for some of the nation’s biggest air carriers sued Massachusetts’ chief law enforcement officer on Wednesday, claiming flight as well as ground crews should be exempted from the state’s strict mandate for earned sick time, which is unconstitutional and allegedly causes flight delays and cancellations.
Labor unions representing potato chip delivery drivers, airline agents and cable installers said Wednesday they’re pressing businesses they’re bargaining with, including AT&T, American Airlines subsidiaries and Frito-Lay/PepsiCo, to say how they’re using their savings under last year’s tax overhaul.
A contractor who filed suit after being electrocuted while working at a construction site where Home Depot was general contractor was awarded $6.59 million by a federal judge Tuesday, with the judge finding it “mystifying” why the defendant subcontractor the plaintiff worked directly for put up hardly any defense.
The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday overturned a trial judge’s decision to halt a wrongful death suit prior to jury deliberations and rule in favor of Baker Hughes Inc., saying the company exercised sufficient control of its subsidiary’s forklift safety procedures to allow the jury to decide the case.
Six law firms representing former NFL players in the sprawling concussion litigation joined a request by Locks Law Firm to appoint counsel to help navigate the settlement claims process, telling a Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday that the deal is in peril if something is not done.
The Second Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower court and ruled that Harleysville Preferred Insurance Co. and Travelers must defend the Metropolitan Transit Authority in a lawsuit filed by the wife of a contractor’s employee who was fatally crushed by a giant battery, saying a policy exclusion for injuries tied to the use of mechanical devices doesn’t bar coverage.
New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday in favor of a New York City sanitation worker suing over injuries suffered in a workplace accident, saying the worker isn’t required to prove he wasn’t partially to blame for his injuries in order to obtain summary judgment on liability.
The Third Circuit declined Wednesday to revive a suit by a former utility machine installer alleging an energy company fired him for reporting that it was overbilling customers and working without certain permits, affirming a jury verdict and court ruling that he was a contractor and not an employee.
Two former executives of Bauer Hockey balked at a bankruptcy trustee’s objections to their claims for hundreds of thousands of dollars each in pay, benefits and bonuses, telling a Delaware bankruptcy court Monday that it’s the trustee’s burden to show the claims aren’t valid.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP announced that it has hired back an executive compensation and benefits veteran to its force in San Francisco after the partner spent years helping set up a similar practice group at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
The First Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a claim that Fidelity Management Trust Company’s stable value fund was too conservative. While the decision may lead to fairy tale endings for First Circuit defendants, companies can’t be as certain that these types of lawsuits — including those claiming funds are too risky or not offered at all — will never return, say attorneys with Mayer Brown LLP.
After years of ambiguity and uncertainty, a new law has cleared the way for tax whistleblowers to finally get paid top dollar for information provided to the IRS, says Jeffrey Neiman of Marcus Neiman and Rashbaum LLP.
Impostors who clone law firm websites or pretend to be lawyers in order to scam the public have come out of the woodwork in recent years, leaving many firms wondering what they can do to protect themselves from the same fate.
Law firms aren’t quelling their merger mania just yet, according to a Wednesday Altman Weil Inc. report, with 30 law firm mergers announced in 2018’s first quarter, beating out the previous record first quarter and on pace to beat the record-breaking year that was 2017.
Multinational companies that are frustrated by the high cost of law firm fees are gravitating toward small and medium-size firms and enterprises to tackle specialized legal issues, according to a report released Wednesday by consulting company Globality Inc.
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