Expert Analysis

Water Cooler Talk: Sick Leave Insights From 'Parks And Rec'

Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs at Troutman Pepper spoke with Lisa Whittaker at the J.M. Smucker Co. about how to ef... (more story)

Navigating Title VII Compliance And Litigation Post-Muldrow

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Muldrow v. St. Louis has broadened the scope of Title VII litigation, me... (more story)

3 Employer Lessons From NLRB's Complaint Against SpaceX

Severance agreements traditionally have included nondisparagement and nondisclosure provisions as a matter of cour... (more story)

Labor More

NLRB Official OKs Union Vote At Philadelphia Coffee Shops

Workers at three Philadelphia coffee shops can vote on representation by a Service Employees International Union affiliate, a National Labor Relations Board official has ruled, shooting down the employer's arg... (more story)

NLRB Sets Up Eligibility Test For Northeastern Police Union

Northeastern University in Boston violated federal labor law by refusing to bargain with a union representing campus police sergeants and detectives, the National Labor Relations Board concluded, potentially t... (more story)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is leading a group of businesses in a legal challenge in Texas to OSHA's approval of the so-called walkaround rule, which allows third parties access to employers' property for safety inspections. (iStock.com/Rawf8)
OSHA Hit With Constitutional Challenge To Walkaround Rule

A dozen business groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sued the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the so-called walkaround rule in Texas federal court Tuesday, challenging the constitutio... (more story)

2nd Circ. Partially Backs Win For Nurses' Union Pension Plan

In a 90-page opinion, the Second Circuit on Tuesday mostly upheld a Manhattan federal judge's decision affirming an arbiter's award favoring a nurses' pension plan, agreeing that White Oak Global Advisors LLC ... (more story)

NLRB Nixes Enforcement Bid Against Starbucks At 9th Circ.

The National Labor Relations Board called for the dismissal of its enforcement bid against Starbucks in the Ninth Circuit over a decision finding the company illegally threatened workers in Hawaii, saying the ... (more story)

TV Workers Get OK For Union Vote Despite Co.'s Objections

A National Labor Relations Board official has cleared 22 employees of a Sacramento, California, broadcast news company to vote on representation by a Communications Workers of America-affiliated union next wee... (more story)

Strategic Hiring Was The New Normal For BigLaw In 2023

The 400 largest law firms by headcount in the U.S. grew more slowly in 2023 than in the previous two years, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP surpassed the 3,000-attorney threshold, according to the latest Law360 ranking.

Discrimination More

6th Circ. Backs FedEx's Jury Win In Black Worker's Bias Suit

The Sixth Circuit upheld a win Wednesday for FedEx in a suit brought by a Black worker who said she was fired out of racial animus after an altercation with a co-worker, unswayed by her argument that the lower... (more story)

OSU Strikes Deal To Resolve Ex-Prof's Gender Bias Suit

Ohio State University reached a tentative deal Wednesday with a former marketing professor to end her lawsuit accusing the school of firing her for working with outside clients while male colleagues escaped re... (more story)

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Target Of Cyberstalking Loses 5th Circ. ADA Suit

The Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a former sales specialist's suit claiming a medical supply company violated federal disability law by refusing to separate her from a co-worker whose girlfriend had cy... (more story)

Amazon Defeats Fired Executive's Equal Pay Suit

A California federal judge threw out a former Amazon executive's suit alleging the online retail behemoth unlawfully fired her after complaining that a male counterpart earned more than her, ruling that revisi... (more story)

Md. Clinic Fires Worker With Faulty Vision, EEOC Tells Court

A medical clinic fired a scheduling assistant on her first day of work after learning she suffers from vision impairments that make it difficult for her to read a computer screen, the U.S. Equal Employment Opp... (more story)

NC Agency Atty Gets More Time To Prep For Bias Trial

A North Carolina federal judge shut down the state justice department's bid to stop an attorney from calling witnesses and offering exhibits in her discrimination trial, according to a docket order that appear... (more story)

EEOC Guidance Over Gender Identity Can't Stand, Texas Says

The Texas attorney general requested Tuesday that a federal judge do away with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement guidance over gender identity and Title VII, arguing that the agenc... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Wage Poster From The '80s Can't Save Bar From Liability

The only tangible information an Illinois bar provided to two former bartenders about their compensation was a poster from the 1980s that lacked detailed pay rates, a federal judge ruled, granting the workers'... (more story)

SC Gov. Signs Earned Wage Access Bill Into Law

South Carolina has become the fifth state to approve a new law governing so-called earned wage access products, which provide workers with cash advances, as the Palmetto State joins Nevada, Missouri, Wisconsin... (more story)

EMD Sales workers say there is no need for U.S. Supreme Court review, as the company seeks to overturn a July circuit court ruling that sales representatives are exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
Food Co. Workers Tell High Court to Keep 4th Circ. OT Ruling

Sales workers for an international food distributor urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday not to review a Fourth Circuit ruling holding that they did not qualify for overtime exemption, saying it would be a w... (more story)

FLRA Rejects Ky. National Guard's OT Challenge

The Federal Labor Relations Authority denied the Kentucky National Guard's challenge to an arbitrator's finding that it shorted workers on overtime, ruling that the arbitrator acted within his power and the aw... (more story)

Calif. Court Rejects Arbitration Pact Stacked Against Workers

The arbitration pact an eyeglass retailer provided to a former employee was procedurally and substantively unconscionable and therefore unenforceable, a California state appeals court ruled, affirming a trial ... (more story)

Chanel Stiffs Calif. Workers On Meal Breaks, OT, Court Told

Hourly employees at Chanel in California have not been paid for all their hours worked, including missed meal breaks and overtime, a former worker told a state court.

Paramount Pictures Violated Wage Laws, Crew Member Says

Paramount Pictures Corp. failed to pay crew members working on movie productions their total wages, denied them proper rest breaks and refused to reimburse them for out-of-pocket expenses, according to a propo... (more story)