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)

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NLRB Official OKs Union Vote At Colo. Movie Theater

Workers at a dine-in movie theater near Denver can have an election to decide whether they want the Communications Workers of America to represent them, a National Labor Relations Board regional director deter... (more story)

Justices' CFPB Alliance May Save SEC Courts, Not Chevron

A four-justice concurrence to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's unique funding scheme last week carries implications for other cases pending before the cour... (more story)

The NLRB has concluded that Northeastern University in Boston was in violation of federal labor law by refusing to bargain with a union representing campus police sergeants and detectives. (AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi)
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)

Carpenter Sues Union Healthcare Plan After Losing Coverage

A union healthcare plan violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when it stopped working with a Bay Area insulation company whose union contract expired, a new proposed class action filed in Califo... (more story)

Steel Co. Tells Mich. Court Not To Order Worker's Rehire

A Michigan federal judge can't enforce an arbitration award requiring the rehire of a fired worker, a steel manufacturer argued Wednesday, claiming the arbitration panel went beyond the parties' collective bar... (more story)

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)

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)

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NYC Mayor And Assault Accuser Spar Over Discovery 'Theatrics'

The first conference in a lawsuit alleging New York City Mayor Eric Adams sexually assaulted a Police Department colleague in 1991 grew heated Thursday, as attorneys on both sides accused the others of imprope... (more story)

Scope Narrows In Pay Bias Suit Against MetLife CEO

A New York federal judge backtracked on a previous order that left in place all of a female former executive's pay bias claims against MetLife's CEO, limiting the scope of the suit to reflect that he stepped i... (more story)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told the Fifth Circuit that a Texas hospital should have to face a suit by a Nigerian nurse alleging that the medical center did not intervene when the worker complained about being subject to racial bias and harassment on the job. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
EEOC Backs Suit Over Hospital Patients' Racial Preferences

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told the Fifth Circuit it should revive a Nigerian nurse's race bias case against a Texas hospital, arguing the medical center's practice of honoring patients' ... (more story)

Fisher Phillips Reinforces Calif. Labor And Employment Team

Fisher Phillips has hired two of counsel in its Irvine, California, office to continue representing employers and helping those clients navigate a range of labor and employment matters.

IT Co. Can't Sink Fired Worker's FMLA Retaliation Suit

A Florida federal judge declined to hand an information technology company an early win in a former worker's suit claiming he was fired after he took medical leave to treat anxiety, ruling that there are enoug... (more story)

Ex-Mich. Judge Loses Law License Challenge

A former Detroit trial court judge's failure to object to a magistrate judge's recommendation to toss her claims means she cannot continue to pursue a discrimination and defamation complaint against the state'... (more story)

6th Circ. Rejects Ex-Mich. County Worker's Disability Bias Suit

The Sixth Circuit refused Wednesday to reopen a former Michigan county employee's lawsuit claiming she wasn't allowed to work from home or follow a flexible schedule because of her attention deficit hyperactiv... (more story)

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Calif. Panel Gives Restaurant Group's Arbitration Bid New Life

The arbitration agreement a hospitality company gave to a former employee was not ambiguous, so a trial court must look at a wage and hour case again, a California state appeals court ruled, giving the company... (more story)

Amazon Workers' $5.5M COVID Screening Deal Gets Initial OK

A California federal magistrate judge on Wednesday gave her preliminary blessing to a $5.5 million settlement Amazon agreed to pay to a class of 250,000 employees who accused the digital retail behemoth of fai... (more story)

An Illinois federal judge ruled that "a lone poster dating back to the 1980s" fell far short of a bar's legal obligation to notify workers that tips will bridge a gap between their pay and the minimum wage. ( Fesenko)
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)

Calif. Appeals Court Brings Back Axed PAGA Case

A California appeals court revived a worker's representative claims under the state's Private Attorneys General Act, finding a lower court's order should be revised following a 2023 state Supreme Court ruling ... (more story)

Business Groups Fight OT Rule Raising Salary Limits

A group of business associations urged a Texas federal court to block a 2024 U.S. Department of Labor rule raising the minimum salary on overtime exemption for executive, administrative or professional employe... (more story)

Jackson Lewis Questions Role In Wage Suit After Ch. 11

Jackson Lewis PC attorneys were unsure if they were able to keep representing more than a dozen Pennsylvania nursing homes as an unpaid-wage case approaches a critical deadline, telling a federal court during ... (more story)

5th Circ. Won't Fast-Track Challenge To DOL's OT Rule

The Fifth Circuit won't speed up a Dairy Queen franchisee's challenge to the U.S. Department of Labor's decision to increase the salary threshold for a Fair Labor Standards Act overtime exemption, turning down... (more story)