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Employers fighting claims under the federal Equal Pay Act can’t rely on workers’ past salaries to justify paying women less than men, the Ninth Circuit ruled en banc Monday in an opinion Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote before his death last month.
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday revived a former Delta flight attendant’s claim that the airline discriminated against older workers by firing them for trivial reasons to make room for millennials, but rejected her claim that she was terminated in retaliation for complaining about the company practice.
Data security company Imperva Inc. convinced a California federal judge Monday to toss most of a proposed class action targeting its employee background check process, saying a former company employee didn’t show he suffered actual harm from being given improper authorization forms.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division on Friday instructed its staff to assess violations on employers that keep tipped workers’ tips or share them with management staff dating back to March 23, when President Donald Trump signed a budget bill that included a provision restricting tip pooling.
A Canadian National Railway Co. employee hit the railroad with race, sex and age bias claims in Illinois federal court on Monday, claiming she applied for 15 different promotional or managerial positions within the company but was passed up each time for a person who was either white, male, younger than 40, or a combination of all three.
An Illinois federal judge on Saturday rejected a Chicago suburb’s bid to toss discrimination and retaliatory discharge claims from a police officer who alleged the Village of Woodridge unlawfully terminated him after failing to accommodate his knee injury.
Restaurant franchiser IHOP on Friday asked an Illinois federal court to throw out an intervening claim filed by servers in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sexual discrimination suit, which adds the parent company plus franchise owners, cooks and servers who allegedly harassed the servers to two restaurant groups already named in the suit.
Chicago’s Metra regional commuter railway is trying to “destroy the union” representing its police officers by retaliating against the union president for raising concerns about everything from racial discrimination to a plan to require officers to wear body cameras, the union alleged in a federal lawsuit Friday.
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Kindred Healthcare Operating Inc. and its subsidiary Gentiva Certified Healthcare Corp. have agreed to pay $12 million to settle allegations they violated California labor law by failing to pay minimum wage and provide meal breaks, a proposed class of employees told a federal judge Friday.
A class of nearly 80,000 Walmart cashiers in litigation claiming they should be allowed to sit on the job under California law doubled down on their request to strike the retailer’s expert reports, saying it’s an appropriate punishment for the “gamesmanship” the company showed by overwhelming them with evidence late in the proceedings.
A former employee of MLB Advanced Media hit the powerhouse streaming specialist with a proposed class and collective action in New York federal court Friday, saying the company routinely stiffs employees on overtime.
A certified class of drivers accusing Uber Technologies Inc. of improperly taking a cut of their fares by instituting a $1 “safe rides fee” moved Friday to seek punitive damages against the company and slammed Uber’s attempt to split off that portion of the case.
A pair of former Teamsters imprisoned on extortion convictions that were later overturned lashed out at federal prosecutors Monday in Massachusetts federal court, calling them “evil” in an emotionally charged hearing where they were sentenced for a relatively minor conviction that still stands.
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has backed a jury verdict in favor of two coal companies in a suit accusing them of contaminating well water with their mining activity, saying there was no merit to arguments of improper union worker presence during the trial.
Democratic attorneys general from 16 states and the District of Columbia asked to intervene in a lawsuit aiming to put an end to the Affordable Care Act, telling a Texas federal judge Monday that their states stand to lose around $500 billion if the challenge to the law is successful.
The #MeToo movement that has made headlines and spelled professional downfall for many powerful men accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace is also prompting companies to take a fresh look at their approach to executive compensation.
A Florida Coca-Cola bottling operation sued a former executive in Delaware state court Friday seeking to stop an allegedly meritless suit filed in Florida by the ex-employee in which he asserts he has ownership interests in the company and is owed more than $40 million.
A former UBS Financial Services Inc. executive who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the company has accused his former colleagues of trying to sabotage his new venture by telling his potential clients he’s an untrustworthy criminal, in a defamation lawsuit in Florida state court.
A Philadelphia-area trash collection company escaped a long-running whistleblower False Claims Act suit after a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled its alleged failure to disclose an environmental violation wasn’t material to payment under its federal trash collection contracts.
The U.S. Department of Labor has ushered in the final stages of its proposed rule that rolls back part of a 2017 regulation limiting workers’ exposure to the industrial byproduct beryllium, submitting it to the Office of Management and Budget for review on Friday.
A New Jersey state appeals court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit alleging a wireless equipment business caused a maintenance worker’s electrocution death, rejecting his widow’s argument that she may pursue the matter because the company knowingly exposed him to a “virtual certainty of harm.”
Daniel R. Salemi, a former co-chair of Franczek Radelet PC’s employee benefits practice group, joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP’s Chicago office on Monday, where he will focus on developing benefits and compensation provisions for large employers and multi-employer funds.
Tax season can be daunting and downright frightening without the added fear of tax scams that seek to siphon money from you and your employees. This year, the IRS and FBI are warning employers about a new surge in Form W-2 phishing scams, urging all employers not only to educate their payroll personnel but also to develop incident response plan and reporting protocols, say Matt Todd and Teri Nguyen of Polsinelli PC.
Given the competing public policies of protecting clients’ right to counsel of their choice, lawyer mobility, and the fiduciary duty partners owe to a dissolved firm, it behooves law firms to carefully review their partnership agreements to make sure they adequately spell out what happens in the unfortunate event that the law firm chooses to wind down, say Leslie Corwin and Rachel Sims of Blank Rome LLP.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch has staked out a position in the court’s far right camp, but the junior justice has yet to face the most controversial decisions. Here, Law360 pores over the Trump appointee’s record on the court so far.
Federal investigators searched attorney Michael Cohen’s office, seizing records related to payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and possibly communications between Cohen and his longtime client President Donald Trump, according to reports on Monday.
After nearly two decades at The Cheesecake Factory, Debby Zurzolo is set to retire on Thursday. Here, the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary thinks back on what the company has done to remain relevant in the evolving restaurant industry, and looks forward to her upcoming post-retirement plans.
A Texas state jury sentenced a San Antonio attorney to 80 years in prison for pressuring clients to have sex with him in exchange for legal services, a Bexar County district attorney spokesperson told Law360 on Monday.
The Senate moved toward a final vote Monday on President Donald Trump’s latest judicial confirmation, a joint nominee for two districts in Kentucky.
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