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An attorney at Proskauer Rose LLP who anonymously accused the firm of gender discrimination told the Second Circuit on Wednesday a lower judge was wrong to reject her request for a mediator’s notes that she believes prove her claim the firm threatened to fire her, saying the judge should determine if they’re relevant.
The Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that individuals who opt into collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act need only file a written consent to become a named party to the case, tackling an issue the appeals court called “a question of first impression in every circuit.”
An Ernst & Young tax partner has alleged that she was “egregiously” sexually assaulted and harassed by a male colleague and was forced to alter her career after the accounting giant sought to sweep her complaints under the rug, according to a charge filed Wednesday with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
More than 6,000 labor groups, businesses and workers responded to the National Labor Relations Board’s call for feedback on whether and how to revise a controversial Obama-era rule aimed at streamlining the union election process ahead of a twice-extended comment deadline that passed Wednesday.
Many employers now demand the opportunity to shape laws and regulations as they’re being written rather than simply scrambling to comply after the fact, a desire that has led to an explosion of competition among large law firms to set up and grow labor and employment lobbying shops.
The U.S. Coast Guard chief, while urging more funding for new ships, told lawmakers that he was committed to allowing transgender members to continue to serve in the Coast Guard unless there is a policy specifically barring their service.
A Texas federal judge on Tuesday tossed the claims of one female nurse who alleged she was paid a lower starting wage than her male colleague, holding that the salary policies of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission prevented more pay, but allowed another female nurse to proceed with her claims.
A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge deemed illegal confidentiality provisions in Lowe’s Home Centers LLC’s code of conduct that prevent employees from discussing salary information, among other things, holding that a recent agency decision explicitly declares such rules unlawful.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit seeking to enforce a noncompete agreement against the former director of Medix Staffing Solutions Inc.’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology staffing division, saying the contract is overly broad and unenforceable.
Despite winning a nearly $1 million jury award earlier this week, a former city of Miami independent auditor who says he was fired for reporting securities violations will still have to battle the city on whether he should have gone to Miami’s Civil Service Board with his retaliation claim before filing suit.
Former Massey Energy CEO and current U.S. Senate hopeful Don Blankenship moved Wednesday to throw out his conviction stemming from a deadly 2010 explosion at a mine operated by one of the company’s subsidiaries, saying federal prosecutors withheld documents that would have helped his defense.
Locks Law Firm will not take over for players in the NFL concussion settlement, a Pennsylvania federal court ruled Wednesday, dealing a blow to the upstart firm and ensuring that Seeger Weiss LLP will retain its leadership role as the massive program enters a new phase.
The D.C. Circuit’s recent decision in T-Mobile v. National Labor Relations Board reminds employers there is no selective negotiation during union status challenges, likely incentivizing them to withdraw recognition, and suggesting changes to the board’s blocking charge policy, say Kevin Brown and Hollis Peterson of Paul Plevin Sullivan & Connaughton LLP.
How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP has elected its first African-American female managing partner, potentially marking a racial barrier-breaking first for the industry, Law360 has learned exclusively.
The Texas Supreme Court took a first-of-its-kind step last week, transferring more than 80 fully briefed cases away from the Eighth Court of Appeals in El Paso — some that have been pending for more than two years — as the court works to clear a backlog.
President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen and federal prosecutors both submitted candidates for a possible “special master” to review materials the FBI seized from Cohen, with the government suggesting three retired magistrate judges and Cohen naming four former federal prosecutors, including a former top SEC enforcer.
The Eleventh Circuit Wednesday agreed with a lower court’s decision to uphold the execution, scheduled for Thursday, of pipe bomber Walter Leroy Moody Jr., who killed an Eleventh Circuit judge in 1989, while disagreeing with the lower court’s reasoning.
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