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The National Labor Relations Board plans to issue a rule setting out a test for when affiliated businesses are joint employers and the U.S. Department of Labor will revise how it defines workers’ base pay when calculating overtime, according to a regulatory roadmap the Trump administration released Wednesday.
A California federal judge on Wednesday awarded $97.28 million to a class of 4,481 Golden State-based Wells Fargo & Co. home mortgage consultants who were denied rest breaks, rejecting the bank’s arguments that it shouldn’t have to pay more than $24.5 million for the labor violations.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday asked the California Supreme Court to decide how the state’s minimum wage law and labor codes apply to certain situations in a trio of wage suits pilots and flight attendants had filed against United Airlines and Delta.
Japanese job-focused firm Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd. has agreed to buy California-based online job and recruiting platform Glassdoor Inc. in a $1.2 billion deal, with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP leading the seller.
A former Twitter engineer alleging the company’s promotion practices discriminate against women asked a San Francisco judge Wednesday to certify a class of 135 female employees, saying companywide practices and shared evidence of disparate impact provided enough “glue” to hold the class together under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dukes standard.
A Mississippi federal judge on Tuesday denied Dollar General’s bid for an early win in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging a former sales associate was subjected to allegedly unwanted physical contact and propositions for sex from a now-fired store manager.
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Michael Kors USA Inc. defeated a bid to remove from federal court an employee’s putative class action alleging that workers are owed overtime and other wages, because the amount in controversy is greater than $5 million, a California federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
A California federal judge refused to certify a class of Coach store managers who say they were misclassified as exempt from overtime pay requirements, but left the door open for the ex-worker behind the suit to mount another push for class certification.
Uber Technologies Inc. fired back Tuesday at a certified class of drivers seeking to delve into the ride-hailing giant’s financials to support their bid for punitive damages, in a suit alleging Uber improperly took a cut of drivers’ fares by instituting a $1 “safe rides fee.”
The National Labor Relations Board’s Tampa regional director on Tuesday granted Teamsters Local 385’s request to add a new group of app-based drivers who ferry guests around Walt Disney World in “Minnie Vans” to the park’s bus drivers’ union, saying a collective bargaining agreement with the park allows new workers to join existing unions.
The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday unanimously affirmed an administrative law judge’s ruling saying that construction engineering company Brasfield & Gorrie LLC did not violate labor laws when the company’s senior safety manager recorded union activities because it was within the scope of his duties to record perceived safety hazards.
Radio broadcast giant iHeartMedia Inc. Tuesday asked a Texas bankruptcy court to approve the payment of up to $108 million in bonuses to more than 700 employees, saying the incentive is required for its restructuring to succeed.
Tops Markets LLC defended its request to include $3.2 million in employee retention bonuses in its Chapter 11 plan, telling a New York bankruptcy court that the employees in question are key to keeping the supermarket chain afloat.
Illinois liquor store chain Binny’s Beverage Depot is the latest employer to face a potential class action under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, with Binny’s workers suing over the company’s fingerprint-based timekeeping system.
Based on his experience as a BigLaw associate for six years and now as general counsel for a tech startup, Jason Idilbi of Passport Labs offers some best practices for newer associates — whether they are serving external clients or senior attorneys within their firms.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions. While this move affects many stakeholders, F-1 visa holders may be exposed to more collateral harm in the long run unless policy changes are made, says Xavier Francis of Erickson Immigration Group.
In the immortal words of rock band The Pretenders, “some things change, some stay the same.” The latter has generally been an accurate description of Tennessee employment laws in the 21st century, but employers should note several recent exceptions, says Stephen Price of Burr & Forman LLP.
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP’s Steve Berman helped secure a $1.67 billion payout for dealers over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal and a $209 million settlement for student-athletes suing the NCAA over its limits on compensation for living expenses, earning him a place as one of Law360’s 2018 Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar.
As law firms increasingly operate as businesses, they face a wide range of risks and a demanding regulatory environment, and the fast-approaching European Union data protection regime is one component of the evolving landscape affecting those organizations. Here’s why some law firms have hired a chief risk officer to adhere to this upcoming regulation.
The sudden downfall of former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened a frenzy of speculation as to who’s in the running to become the Empire State’s next top cop, and the answer could prove historic if it leads to the first woman or minority to be elected to the powerful post.
The recent explosion in legal technology was intended to expedite delivery of legal services and yet the gap in access to justice in America remains, a shortfall that a new report says may be because of a lack of diversity among the field’s leaders.
President Donald Trump’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday weathered criticisms about opinions he’d penned in college, as Democrats fumed over Republicans breaching the Senate Judiciary Committee’s “blue slip” tradition to advance his nomination.
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump to withdraw his controversial nomination of Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Brian Benczkowski to lead the Department of Justice’s criminal division over his representation of a bank with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s fourth pick for the high-profile Fifth Circuit on Wednesday, sending U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to the appellate panel.
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