| GLASS CEILING REPORT
While the latest Glass Ceiling Report again shows only incremental growth for female lawyers in private practice, some firms are proving that building a more equitable profession is possible. Here are the law firms leading the way.
Our latest survey of the largest U.S. law firms again paints a bleak picture for female attorneys. Here’s our breakdown of the data from this year’s Glass Ceiling Report.
Law360 asked 40 women how we’ll know when the legal industry has achieved true gender parity. Here’s what they had to say.
Today’s female lawyers stand on the shoulders of several generations of pioneers. Here, historian Jill Norgren explains how the status of women in the legal profession has changed since the 1870s.
Are you looking around your firm and still seeing a lot of men in leadership? On the latest episode of Law360’s Pro Say podcast we discuss our annual Glass Ceiling report, which reveals little progress for women in the law, and we speak with Kerrie Campbell, an attorney who filed a high-profile gender bias suit against her firm.
President Donald Trump signed three executive orders Friday regarding federal employees, moving to reduce spending on publicly funded union activities and requiring agencies to negotiate “better” union contracts in a more efficient manner, as well as making it easier to fire workers.
The former Fisher Phillips employment partner sentenced to life in prison earlier this week for the shooting death of his wife has been hit with a civil lawsuit in Georgia state court by the administrator of his wife’s estate.
The Boston Globe LLC sued a former editor for one of its websites in Massachusetts state court on Friday, seeking a court order to force the woman to provide information about an inappropriate text message she publicly claimed was sent by the venerable paper’s editor.
A D.C. Circuit panel on Friday denied XPO Logistics Freight Inc.’s bid for review of a National Labor Relations Board finding that the company violated federal labor law when it refused to bargain with a Teamsters local after workers at one of its facilities voted to join the union.
The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled Friday that a fired hospital recruiter must arbitrate his discrimination claim in New York state because the arbitration clause and forum selection provision in his work contract “clearly and unambiguously” specified as much.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday refused to immediately let a Chicago-area casino out of an employment lawsuit over a worker who was allegedly fired after asking for additional leave to receive cancer treatment.
WAGE & HOUR
A New Mexico federal judge on Friday refused to toss most of a hybrid class and collective action accusing Southwest Airlines of not paying customer service representatives for all hours worked, saying that an analysis of their job duties is first needed to determine whether a Fair Labor Standards Act exception for air carriers applies.
A Massachusetts federal judge late Thursday surgically parsed a proposed class and collective action brought by truck drivers who say they were not fully compensated by CRST International Inc., granting class and collective certifications to a 15,000-member portion of them, according to class counsel.
Since the start of the year, California construction contractors have been bound by a new law that puts them on the hook for unpaid wages owed to their subcontractors’ employees, a change praised by worker advocates but eyed warily by builders.
The National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that a PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC manager violated federal labor law by telling employees the company didn’t recognize their Weingarten rights, which enable union workers to insist on having representation during investigatory interviews that could reasonably result in discipline.
A prominent steakhouse in Manhattan famous for being the location where a mob boss was gunned down has been told to rehire a number of workers who went on strike, after the National Labor Relations Board ruled that they were illegally fired.
A former director of human resources for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC pled guilty Friday to concealing a pay-to-play conspiracy between FCA executives and senior officials of the United Auto Workers and is facing 12 to 18 months in prison, according to a filing in Michigan federal court.
A trade secret suit brought by Dow Chemical Co. against a group of Turkish companies over developments in paint technology survived a motion to dismiss Friday with a Delaware Chancery Court judge finding that Dow’s complaint adequately pled its claims.
A New York bankruptcy judge on Friday dismissed a whistleblower’s claims that the cancer treatment chain 21st Century Oncology bribed and threatened its way to a contract with a Florida health system, saying he had not supplied the specifics to back the accusation.
Swap.com Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court Friday alleging that the online consignment and thrift store violated federal employment law by laying off nearly 200 workers without giving them proper notice.
A U.S. Trustee on Friday asked a Texas bankruptcy court to deny radio broadcast giant iHeartMedia Inc. permission to file the metrics for its proposed $108 million employee bonus plan under seal, saying stakeholders need to be able to evaluate the plan.
Now that the California Supreme Court’s lengthy opinion in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County has been digested, there are two main employee classification questions for California health care companies, say Gregg Fisch and Aytan Dahukey of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
There are numerous opportunities and pitfalls that lie in store for new associates as they enter BigLaw, yet many of the intricacies of navigating the inner workings of a large law firm are not taught in school, leaving many lawyers to fend for themselves to learn by trial and error. Here, BigLaw veterans reflect on some of the actions incoming attorneys can take to make the best of their early days at a firm.
The European Union’s new data protection regime went into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to loosen regulations for thousands of community banks and regional lenders, and the U.S. Supreme Court sided with employers in class action arbitration cases. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.
For those who missed out, here’s a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.