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Former Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP attorney John Ring’s swearing-in Monday as National Labor Relations Board chair sets the stage for action in a closely watched case over the board’s joint employer test that could chart the course for when board members recuse themselves from cases in the future, experts say.
Retired U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin told an audience at a Reed Smith LLP symposium on gender diversity in the courtroom on Tuesday that she hoped to see more senior male attorneys acting as allies to help younger, female lawyers more regularly take on prominent roles in litigation.
A former Liddle & Robinson LLP partner has sued the employment firm in New York state court alleging she was paid less than her male peers for equal work based on her gender, issuing a summons Monday that requested $32.3 million in damages.
A California appeals court on Monday tossed a nearly $1.2 million emotional distress verdict against Fidelity by a former in-house attorney, saying that since the jury did not specifically find unlawful discrimination, the case must be handled within the workers’ compensation system.
A New Jersey federal judge on Monday denied a quick win to Nestle Waters North America on claims it fired a gay worker because he complained about harassment based on his sexuality, saying a jury should decide whether the worker was so badly bullied he can sue.
A Maine federal magistrate judge recommended trimming a suit alleging MaineHealth violated state and federal law by firing a disabled veteran, finding Tuesday that he waited too long to file state claims against one of the health care network’s two subsidiaries that allegedly refused to accommodate his disability.
Essex County College in New Jersey has been slammed with a state court lawsuit by a onetime adjunct professor alleging she was fired last year in retaliation for her remarks on Fox News defending a Black Lives Matter group’s black-only Memorial Day party.
The National Football League was hit with a suit in New York federal court on Monday accusing it of only firing security personnel older than 60 during a round of terminations initiated by a new chief of security last year.
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A California appellate panel on Monday denied a bid by a former saleswoman to bring claims against Neiman Marcus Group for alleged violations of the state’s employment code, finding that an arbitration order previously issued in the case did not pause the clock on the state’s five-year dismissal statute.
FedEx Ground Package System Inc. filed an emergency motion on Tuesday in Massachusetts federal court, looking to have a claim brought by the lone holdout in a long-running employment dispute tossed, saying the two sides settled in March and the former driver needs to accept the deal.
Berkley Assurance Co. on Monday told a Florida federal judge that it deserves an early win on its claims that it doesn’t have to indemnify or defend a visa-sponsoring placement service for au pairs that is accused of conspiring with other sponsor agencies to set low pay rates.
A split National Labor Relations Board panel voted Monday to review a regional director’s decision to exclude from a proposed union of Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood Inc. workers four clinics in Colorado and its operations in New Mexico and Nevada following the employer’s protests.
A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday found a onetime ADP LLC employee guilty of civil contempt for violating a court order barring him and another former company worker from soliciting the business’ clients amid litigation alleging they violated noncompete agreements.
A California appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a shareholder derivative suit accusing Google Inc. executives of entering into illegal “gentleman’s agreements” pledging not to poach other Silicon Valley companies’ engineers, saying the statute of limitations had run out.
Can an unauthorized immigrant living in the U.S. who is injured at work due to inadequate equipment or facilities or lack of appropriate safety protocols seek legal redress? The U.S. Constitution says undoubtedly yes, while years of practice cloud that position with doubt, say Agota Peterfy and Tyler Schwettman of Brown and James PC.
Massachusetts’ attorney general recently issued helpful guidance on the state’s new Equal Pay Act, including some safe harbor defenses against this strict liability law. But to enjoy full protection, employers need to act soon, as the law goes into effect on July 1, says Sonia Macias Steele of Goulston & Storrs PC.
One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
Junior associates riding high on their new BigLaw paychecks may be tempted to spend money now and think about the future later, but doing so could set them up for major financial hardship down the road. Here, five big money mistakes to avoid as a young attorney.
Counsel for a former Fisher & Phillips LLP partner who fatally shot his wife told an Atlanta jury during closing arguments that prosecutors were trying to support murder charges with “speculation and red herrings,” while the prosecution fired back with a theatrical argument that the attorney consistently lied about the facts.
A Dentons partner in Edmonton, Alberta, charged with impaired driving and being involved in a hit-and-run collision that killed a teenage pedestrian, has been suspended, the global law firm said Tuesday.
Lawyers have an ethical duty to tell current clients if they discover they have made a potentially significant mistake in the course of the representation, but the obligation does not extend to former clients, the American Bar Association said on Tuesday.
“Come From Away” sounds like the stuff of a documentary on the Discovery Channel, not singing and dancing on stage. How could a musical tied to the 9/11 terrorist attacks ever get made — and by a real estate lawyer? The show’s producer, Michael Rubinoff, was kind enough to find 30 minutes to tell me, says Randy Maniloff.
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