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With the D.C. Circuit tightening the screws on the National Labor Relations Board to firmly establish a joint employer standard, Wednesday’s confirmation of former Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP attorney John Ring may not be enough to quickly break through the ethical logjam that doomed the board’s attempt to put a more employer-friendly standard in place late last year, lawyers say.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday narrowly confirmed Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP attorney John Ring to fill the National Labor Relations Board’s only remaining vacancy, restoring the five-member board to full strength and clearing the way for the Trump administration to resume its pro-business overhaul of federal labor policy.
A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Wednesday that Uber doesn’t have to face putative class claims that it did not pay its drivers properly under the Fair Labor Standards Act, saying the UberBlack limo drivers failed to show that they are employees.
Attorneys general for 10 states and Washington, D.C., raised concerns Wednesday that a newly launched federal wage amnesty program could hurt workers, warning Labor Secretary Alex Acosta that they will still enforce their states’ wage laws against participants.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took aim at the gender pay gap Tuesday with a legislative proposal that would block employers from asking job applicants about their past salaries or using such information to make salary offers.
A Massachusetts hospital cannot bypass discovery to get immediate access to personnel records from three previous employers of a recruiter the hospital fired after she refused to get a flu shot on religious grounds, a Massachusetts federal magistrate judge ruled Wednesday.
Time Warner Cable urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to toss a $160,000 jury verdict in an ex-worker’s disability discrimination suit, saying it didn’t make sense because jurors found the company failed to engage in an interactive process with the worker while rejecting her claim that it failed to provide reasonable accommodations.
A Third Circuit panel upheld Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s quick win in a nurse’s suit claiming he was discriminated against for a variety of reasons, saying the record doesn’t back up his argument he suffered adverse employment action when he missed breaks and other workers were treated better.
Illinois’ Department of Transportation and its Central Management Services agency cannot escape a civil rights suit brought by two Illinois men with autism who had sought full-time jobs with IDOT after three years as job trainees at the agency, an Illinois federal judge ruled Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Justice is continuing to advocate for an enforcement focus on licensees of standard essential patents, is working to improve the effectiveness of consent orders and is also pursuing additional agreements between companies not to compete for employees, agency leadership said told antitrust lawyers Wednesday.
A group of construction worker unions representing employees of Navillus Tile Inc. argued Wednesday that the bankrupt New York-based contractor must prioritize some of their wage claims, saying they can be easily substantiated with documentation.
Lathrop Gage LLP has added an insurance recovery and counseling partner from Latham & Watkins LLP to its Los Angeles office, the firm announced Tuesday.
On Monday, in Rizo v. Yovino, the Ninth Circuit held that prior salary, standing alone or in combination with other factors, cannot justify a wage differential between male and female employees under the Equal Pay Act. Employers should note two significant aspects of the court’s opinion, says Tara Presnell of Littler Mendelson PC.
The FBI raid of the office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer set off a firestorm of controversy about the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege, epitomized by Trump’s tweet that the “privilege is dead.” But attorney-client privilege is never taken lightly — I have battle scars from the times I have sought crime-fraud exceptions, says Genie Harrison of the Genie Harrison Law Firm.
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In order to win and retain business, firms need to deliver useful and timely updates to clients and establish their attorneys as experts in their clients’ industries or in practice areas where they most require counsel, among other strategies, a panel of in-house leaders told legal marketers at a conference in New Orleans on Wednesday.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC shareholder David J. Porter’s nomination to the Third Circuit, where he once clerked, has drawn praise due to his litigation experience and deep roots in Pennsylvania’s legal community, though the unabashed conservative appears poised to face tough questions over how his judgeship might impact issues ranging from employment disputes to civil rights.
Leaders from more than 180 top law firms in the United States on Tuesday urged members of Congress to grant the Legal Services Corp.’s requested $564.8 million for the 2019 fiscal year budget to ensure legal aid to veterans, domestic violence victims and other vulnerable citizens.
The Trump administration is halting a legal aid program that has informed detained immigrants about their constitutional rights since former President George W. Bush created it in 2003.
Democrats grilled Louisiana federal judge nominee Wendy Vitter over her anti-abortion views Wednesday, interrogating her about whether they would affect her decisions on the bench.
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