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The National Labor Relations Board has “in recent years” cost workers jobs in its zeal to protect their rights, new board Chairman John Ring said Wednesday at a discussion in Manhattan.
Slots chain Dotty’s will pay $3.5 million to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit in Nevada federal court alleging its policy requiring injured employees to heal fully before coming back to work discriminates against disabled workers, the agency announced Wednesday.
Credit Suisse has agreed to pay $47 million to resolve a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the bank’s hiring practices in Asia between 2007 and 2013, the bank said Wednesday.
A split Eighth Circuit panel on Wednesday found that a lower court didn’t err when it found that a fired CyberPower Systems (USA) Inc. executive’s compensation agreement “unambiguously” never changed his status as an at-will employee, backing the power supply product company’s quick win in the suit.
A Virginia school board can ask the Fourth Circuit to consider whether Title IX covers discrimination based on gender identity, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, marking the latest twist in a transgender high school graduate’s discrimination case that has previously made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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A Pennsylvania federal judge has denied class certification in a suit brought by former Walmart assistant managers who claim the retail giant manipulated their job titles to avoid paying overtime, ruling that their experiences varied too much for a class to be practical.
A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that the trusts administering the Miami police officer and firefighter retirement plans had jumped the gun after a favorable ruling from the Florida Supreme Court in their long-running dispute with the city by beginning to dole out back pay and benefits before getting a final determination from the requisite state agency.
California’s highest court has given the state’s employers peace of mind with its Monday ruling that an insurance carrier’s defense obligation can be triggered by claims that a company failed to properly vet or supervise a worker who then intentionally hurts someone, attorneys say.
Uber Technologies Inc. told a California federal judge on Tuesday that under its user agreement, only an arbitrator has the authority to address whether a proposed class of riders’ claims over allegedly lax background checks are arbitrable, countering their argument that such an agreement would preclude a chance at relief.
A First Circuit panel on Wednesday questioned whether missing a filing deadline by a single day was enough to doom a complaint brought by a former Lehman Brothers Inc. employee who said she was fired and harassed for trying to blow the whistle on the company before it went belly up.
A former Amtrak tunnel worker has filed suit in New York state court alleging that cancer-causing chemicals he inhaled while working for the railway from 1976 to 1982 have resulted in him developing lung cancer that has spread to his brain.
In its majority opinion Monday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court did not attempt to decide between free exercise of religion and speech or civil rights for gay Americans. Instead, it decided the case on grounds that are so narrow and case-specific that they are hardly useful as precedent, says Christina Crozier of Haynes and Boone LLP.
While the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Epic Systems v. Lewis is clearly a business-friendly decision, employers should not rush to include arbitration agreements and class or collective action waivers in their employment contracts. They may be beneficial in certain contexts, but they are not necessarily a fit for everyone, say attorneys with Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff.
Because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program is frequently overlooked and misunderstood, immigration compliance issues have become more common in mergers and acquisitions and a basis of post-closing claims, such as those alleged in Post Holdings v. NPE Seller Rep, currently pending in the Delaware Chancery Court, say Christine Fuqua Gay and Ashley Hamilton of Holland & Knight LLP.
Kentucky’s 2018 regular session of the General Assembly brought sweeping changes to an overall tax structure that had been largely untouched over the last century, Mark Sommer and Rowan Reid of Frost Brown Todd LLC discuss what changed and what stayed the same.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Chicago-based boutique law firm Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP on Wednesday joined a handful of other firms that this week that announced plans to raise associate pay following Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP’s lead on Monday.
Troutman Sanders LLP and Winstead PC held discussions earlier this year on a potential merger, four sources with knowledge of the conversations told Law360 on Wednesday, the latest indication that law firms remain eager to expand into Texas.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed forward with the Third Circuit nomination of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC shareholder David J. Porter, holding a confirmation hearing Wednesday despite Democrats’ criticisms of his record and lack of home-state support.
The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s 42nd judicial nominee on an 83-11 vote Wednesday, sending Annemarie Carney Axon to the federal bench in the Northern District of Alabama.
The decision by voters in a California county to oust a judge who gave a light sentence to Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner for a felony sex assault may encourage similar campaigns against sitting judges in the state and elsewhere who hand down controversial decisions, experts say.
Deloitte intends to acquire the non-U.S. business of immigration law firm Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP, the accounting giant said Wednesday, adding eight offices and 170 professionals specializing in immigration law around the globe.