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The National Labor Relations Board correctly found that a union’s rule requiring workers at a Michigan union hall to resign membership in person illegally restricted their rights to quit the union under the National Labor Relations Act, the D.C. Circuit said in a published opinion Tuesday.
A former HSBC executive whose bid to revive a retaliation suit against the banking giant was rejected by the Second Circuit earlier this year has hit New York employment firm Liddle & Robinson LLP and one of its attorneys with a $10 million New York state suit alleging they botched his case.
A former top executive at China Merchants Bank claims she was illegally fired for raising internal concerns about the bank engaging in discriminatory practices, including limiting its participation in a Harlem real estate deal because of the area’s African-American population, according to a New York federal court suit filed Tuesday.
A split Seventh Circuit panel on Tuesday vacated an Illinois federal court’s dismissal of a suit against FINRA brought by two metals brokers fired from Jefferies & Co., finding the case should be remanded to state court because the suit presents no issue of federal law.
A California judge on Tuesday rejected Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s bid to escape self-help company Landmark Worldwide’s $2.6 million malpractice suit, saying a jury must decide whether Seyfarth or its former client is at fault for missing the deadline to report an underlying employee discrimination suit to Landmark’s insurer.
Washington, D.C., celebrity chef Mike Isabella and his 12-restaurant empire have settled a lawsuit by a former female executive who alleged they created a sexually hostile work environment that condoned a climate of contempt for women while forcing low-wage employees to sign Draconian nondisclosure agreements.
An elementary school teacher in the Dallas area filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that after a parent’s complaint she was suspended in retaliation for discussing her sexual orientation with her students, in violation of the Constitution.
WAGE & HOUR
A Washington federal judge on Tuesday denied quick wins to a certified class of truck drivers alleging Schneider National Carriers Inc. shorted them on pay, saying they will have to prove their rest break and overtime claims at the jury trial in July.
The Chicago Cubs urged a California federal court Monday to toss a former scout’s employment suit, arguing that he was properly classified as an employee exempt from certain overtime requirements and that he had failed to identify specific instances of discrimination.
A New York appeals court on Tuesday revived the claim of an attending physician in Lincoln Hospital’s Department of Infectious Diseases alleging he was fired in retaliation for refusing to comply with an alleged policy of not testing the residential drinking water of patients with Legionnaires’ disease.
Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC asked a New York bankruptcy court Monday to let the nuclear power company provide several hundred employees with bonus payments totaling up to $19.6 million if it reaches certain performance milestones, adding that the incentives would help boost its performance.
Jackson Lewis PC has bolstered its roster in San Francisco by snagging an employee benefits and executive compensation specialist from Morrison & Foerster LLP as well as an employment litigation and counseling lawyer from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, the firm announced Monday.
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has added a former Littler Mendelson PC shareholder with experience in employment law matters from leaves of absence to labor management issues to its Portland, Oregon, office.
In Bailey v. Oakwood Healthcare, the Sixth Circuit recently rejected an appeal from a summary judgment order on claims of pregnancy, race and age discrimination and retaliation. Employers can rely on the decision for several propositions, says Brian Hall of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC’s Steven Toll racked up a series of multimillion-dollar settlements in 2017, including a $175 million shareholder deal with BP over the Deepwater Horizon spill and $165 million in a mortgage-backed securities class action, landing him among Law360’s 2018 Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance railed against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision Tuesday to relieve him and assign a special prosecutor to conduct a criminal investigation into domestic violence allegations against former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman — a move that victims’ advocates had called for earlier in the day.
Female in-house counsel earn 84 percent of what their male counterparts earn on average, with the gender pay gap growing steeper still at the general counsel level, a report released Tuesday said.
The American Bar Association has been accused of negligence related to its role in certifying the now-closed Charlotte School of Law, with a former professor and an alumnus adding the association to their suit against the for-profit school and its parent company.
Pro Bono Spotlight
A young Honduran man’s six-year fight to remain in the United States ended recently with an Arlington, Virginia, immigration court ruling that he was a target for violent reprisal if he returned to his home country and granting him asylum, thanks partly to the pro bono advocacy of Eversheds Sutherland US LLP.
Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann on Tuesday called attention to the dearth of available counsel for immigrants facing court proceedings, arguing that immigration attorneys serve a critical purpose of promoting and realizing access to justice.
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