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With the Trump administration’s attempt to use a case involving Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors to overturn the National labor Relations Board’s 2015 Browning-Ferris decision now in legal limbo, attorneys say the NLRB’s general counsel may turn to a different case in order to revisit the NLRB’s joint employer standard. Here are three that could be the vehicle for crafting a new joint employer test.
A former Fisher Phillips LLP partner who fatally shot his wife during a nighttime drive was convicted of felony murder on Monday, with an Atlanta jury rejecting the attorney’s contention that the shooting was an accident.
The Sixth Circuit affirmed a decision to toss allegations that a Michigan health system fired a human resources representative because she complained about discrimination against black applicants, saying Monday the company had good reasons for denying these applicants and for firing her.
Arbitration agreements imposed by the operator of InterCoast Colleges on workers who could have potentially joined a pending wage-and-hour class action were invalid, a California appellate court ruled Friday, upholding a lower court’s conclusion that the agreements were “unfair” and “one-sided.”
A Texas federal judge on Monday granted Burt Barr & Associates LLP’s bid to toss the remaining claims in a $3 million malpractice suit brought by a former client, writing in a brief order that the woman had dropped her fight for the funds in a filing with the court earlier this month.
A former Ford electrician claimed in Illinois federal court Friday that he’d been wrongly terminated on sexual harassment grounds without being given a chance to defend himself while “younger, nonblack” employees got away with more egregious conduct, as the automaker deals with separate class actions alleging a culture of sexual harassment in its Chicago workplaces.
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A federal judge in Massachusetts indicated Monday she was leaning toward certifying a group of people who enrolled in what CRST International advertised as a “free” program to become commercial truck drivers, but which they claim instead cost them thousands of dollars in fees and lost wages.
The National Labor Relations Board held Friday that a California hospital maintained two illegal uniform-and-appearance rules that effectively barred nurses from wearing pins and badge reels with union insignia on them.
Restaurant Mexican Radio Corp. was wrong to fire four employees from its now-closed Manhattan location after they replied in support of a former co-worker’s email criticizing the restaurant’s management, a National Labor Relations Board panel ruled, affirming an administrative law judge’s order.
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday agreed with an administrative law judge’s decision that a Kentucky bus driver fired for allegedly threatening workers with hanging if they didn’t vote in a union was wrongfully sacked, and that the results of that election need to be set aside.
Advocate Medical Group and one of its doctors were released from a False Claims Act whistleblower suit in Illinois federal court Monday, but an Advocate hospital and some staff members still must face the bulk of the claims related to their alleged practice of charging the government for operations performed by assistants.
A New Jersey federal judge on Friday tossed a lawsuit against Wells Fargo by a former employee alleging she was wrongfully discharged for refusing to take part in opening phony accounts without customers’ consent, saying she could not pursue a contract action without the existence of an employment agreement.
Employees at a Holiday Inn in downtown Chicago became the latest to sue their employer claiming that timekeeping systems that use workers’ fingerprints to track hours violate Illinois law, filing a class action Friday in state court against hotel owner InterContinental Hotels Group Operating Corp.
FirstEnergy Corp. announced Monday that it has reached a settlement agreement with two groups of “key creditors” in the Chapter 11 cases for its bankrupt power-generating subsidiaries that would fully release the parent company from bankruptcy claims and help facilitate final resolution of the cases.
June will be a busy month for employers in the state of Washington. The impending activity is a result of Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent signing of a series of bills that directly impact the employer-employee relationship and impose a variety of new restrictions and obligations on employers, say Christopher Gegwich and Christopher Moro of Nixon Peabody LLP.
Several California appellate courts have recently ruled on conflicts between employers and publishers over the appropriateness of anonymous online posts, including the alleged publication of trade secrets. Now the California Supreme Court is poised to decide Hassell v. Bird, a key case in this free-speech battle, says Michael Weil of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Although many people may disagree with the NCAA’s decision to permit college basketball star Arike Ogunbowale to participate in the popular television program “Dancing With the Stars,” it is consistent with NCAA bylaws — for four reasons, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.
The profusion of artificial intelligence tools available to legal departments and law firms will go a long way to freeing attorneys up from more-mundane work, but ethics rules have not evolved with the technological advances, corporate counsel said Monday.
Law firms need to operate on both relationship and market terms and strive for a diverse workforce, or they risk being replaced by alternate service providers that focus on driving change with creative solutions and metrics, a panel of veteran female general counsel told law professionals gathered in Las Vegas on Monday.
One of the best ways to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace is to consider hidden assumptions and unwritten rules that influence behaviors, according to a speaker at a conference in Las Vegas on Sunday.
The New York City Bar Association’s arbitration committee has released a report detailing arbitrator appointment procedures of various arbitral institutions for commercial proceedings to help guide parties who lack extensive experience, according to a Monday notice.
The Senate took a step toward confirming Schaerr Duncan LLP partner Stuart Kyle Duncan to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday after Republicans came together to advance his nomination.
The first quarter of 2018 started off with a bang for BigLaw lobbyists, with the majority of top firms exceeding last year’s lobbying revenue and Akin Gump posting its second quarter in a row earning $10 million or more in lobbying fees.
Target’s chief legal and risk officer Don Liu spoke to Law360 about what makes a successful in-house attorney, the changing landscape of cyberthreats and how clients can push for a more diverse legal industry.
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