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Many employers continue to struggle with a rapidly changing patchwork of state and local workplace laws that includes measures aimed at closing pay gaps between men and women and guaranteeing workers paid sick leave, according to an annual survey of businesses released Wednesday by Littler Mendelson PC.
The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday signed off on a National Labor Relations Board decision ordering a regional nursing home operator to bargain with a union representing its workers, saying demonstrations by pro-union workers didn’t illegally sway a tight 2015 election in their favor.
A Massachusetts state judge on Tuesday asked a federal court to toss part of a suit brought by a former court clinician who says the judge forced her to perform sexual favors in the courthouse, arguing that her Title VII claims are barred because she did not work for the judge.
A black tennis umpire once held out by the U.S. Tennis Association as a diversity ambassador has sued the organization for discrimination in New York federal court, saying its “tennis whites only” attire rule aptly describes its “racist mantra” in the hiring and treatment of minority workers.
Two of Johnny Depp’s former bodyguards filed a wage suit in California state court Tuesday, detailing a chaotic work environment and adding to the slew of litigation involving the actor in recent years.
A Second Circuit panel on Monday partially revived a New York City worker’s claim that he suffered blowback after formally complaining he was being discriminated against, but only did so with respect to adverse actions that occurred in a limited time period before a 2014 EEOC charge and directly after.
A First Circuit panel on Monday backed a Puerto Rico federal court’s decision that a former Burger King assistant manager who developed post-traumatic stress disorder and depression after being attacked while trying to make a bank deposit wasn’t a “qualified individual” under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The federal government has urged a Washington federal judge to stay her injunction against President Donald Trump’s policy barring many transgender individuals from military service, pending an appeal, saying the U.S. will be irreparably harmed if it cannot begin implementing the ban.
Five anonymous female paramedics working with the Chicago Fire Department sued the city in Illinois federal court Tuesday, claiming it permitted a culture of sexually charged jokes and comments and promoted men who were repeatedly accused of harassment.
WAGE & HOUR
A proposed class of Starbucks Corp. employees asked the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to revive allegations that the coffee chain shortchanged them for off-the-clock work, saying a district judge erred in applying federal labor rules that curb claims over short periods of unpaid time to their state wage law claims.
A California federal judge on Monday refused to certify a proposed class of Target asset protection team leaders seeking overtime pay and meal breaks, finding that individual questions about their specific job duties predominate over common issues.
A Texas federal judge on Tuesday paused a contempt order entered against a plaintiff and her attorneys from firms including Cohen Milstein for filing an overtime lawsuit against Chipotle in New Jersey based on a rule he had blocked, holding the chain would not be harmed while plaintiffs fight the order at the Fifth Circuit.
A former Schlumberger Technology Corp. employee had his suit alleging he was improperly denied retirement benefits thrown out by a North Dakota federal Judge on Monday, who said the matter was more akin to a contract dispute and therefore ran up against the statute of limitations.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s swift move to curtail a False Claims Act investigation after being accused of overstepping its authority is raising questions about other investigative overreaches by the DOJ and may shake up the agency’s future approach to fraud inquiries. Here, Law360 explores five takeaways from a challenge to DOJ powers.
Nursing home pharmacy chain PharMerica Corp. escaped a False Claims Act case unblemished on Tuesday, joining two other companies that settled without admitting culpability in the 11-year-old whistleblower suit that once sought $421 million in Massachusetts federal court.
A woman who alleges her developmental disorders were caused by in utero exposure to toxic chemicals while her mother worked at a Sony manufacturing plant told the California Supreme Court on Tuesday that under state law, her claims should have tolled until she was an adult.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC on Tuesday announced that it has hired away a labor and employment attorney from Winstead PC who has joined its Dallas office as a partner.
What do you do when it seems that Washington is out to get you? If you are a lawmaker or governor in New York, California, New Jersey or any of several other blue states that relies on significant income or property taxes to pay your state’s bills, you get creative, says Gary Botwinick of Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost PC.
A New York appellate court’s recent decision in New York City Transit Authority v. Phillips serves as a warning that arbitrations are not necessarily shielded from judicial review and even judicial intervention, particularly when the decision goes against the strong public policy of the state, say Eric Su and Valerie Ferrier of FordHarrison LLP.
As a number of prominent partners leave BigLaw and join boutiques — or form their own — some high-paying and sought-after work is being funneled away from the global giants to more modestly sized law firms.
After years of cuts, overall legal spending is on the rise, with nearly half of the law department decision makers who participated in a recent study expecting their total in-house budget to increase this year and most anticipating their outside investments to drop, according to data released on Tuesday.
Schiff Hardin LLP said Tuesday it has implemented a new benefits plan for employees that will help them transition into parental leave and return to work by reducing the hours requirement by 20 percent for one month before childbirth and one month after returning to work.
A split Eleventh Circuit panel Tuesday affirmed a federal court’s judgment in sentencing a 27-year-old man who tried to kill a Florida federal judge to 343 years imprisonment, with one dissenting judge arguing the man’s mental health problems should have set aside a sentencing enhancement.
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