Expert Analysis

Politics In The Workplace: What Employers Need To Know

As the 2024 election approaches and protests continue across the country, employers should be aware of employees' ... (more story)

What High Court Ruling Means For Sexual Harassment Claims

In its recent Smith v. Spizzirri decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a district court compelling a case to ... (more story)

5 Steps For Gov't Contractor Affirmative Action Verification

As the federal contractor affirmative action program certification deadline approaches, government contractors and... (more story)

Labor More

DOL's H-2A Protections Rule Flouts Labor Law, GOP AGs Say

The U.S. Department of Labor's final rule including protections for foreign farmworkers within the H-2A visa program doesn't comport with federal labor law, a group of Republican attorneys general claimed in G... (more story)

Teamsters Unit Was 'Colluding With UPS,' Worker Says

A UPS worker accused a Teamsters affiliate in Illinois federal court of violating its fair representation duty by "colluding" with the shipping giant to slash his hours and pay him incorrectly while also alleg... (more story)

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain and other union leaders have been under investigation over allegations of retaliation and financial misconduct. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)
UAW Prez Faces Probe Over Retaliation Claims, Monitor Says

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain and other union leaders are under investigation over allegations of retaliation and financial misconduct, an independent monitor has detailed in a report, saying the un... (more story)

NLRB Election Notice Tainted Union Vote, Dispensary Argues

A Phoenix cannabis dispensary asked the D.C. Circuit to reverse a National Labor Relations Board order compelling the company to recognize a United Food and Commercial Workers local, saying the board shouldn't... (more story)

Ex-Union Leader Seeks Sentencing Delay Ahead Of Retrial

Former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 business manager John Dougherty has asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to postpone his sentencing for his bribery and embezzlement convictions, p... (more story)

GRSM50 Adds Labor And Employment Pro In San Diego

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP has hired as a partner for its employment law practice an attorney with prior private practice experience who has also worked for multiple companies and a labor union during h... (more story)

Union Defends Arb. Win In Seniority Fight With Concrete Co.

An arbitrator reasonably found that a Missouri ready-mix concrete supplier violated its contract with a Teamsters local when it began releasing drivers from duty for the day without respect for their level of ... (more story)

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Seattle Port's Ex-Police Takes Wrongful Firing Case To Trial

A former Port of Seattle police chief told a Washington state jury on Tuesday that he was wrongfully fired from his job over false claims that he retaliated against an officer, accusing the port of hiring an i... (more story)

Raytheon Openly Prefers Younger Job Applicants, Suit Says

Raytheon for years has violated age bias law by advertising positions explicitly meant for recent college graduates despite public statements acknowledging that the aerospace company needs thousands of additio... (more story)

A bill that would do away with mandatory workplace arbitration agreements was reintroduced by House and Senate Democrats, and would counteract a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. (iStock.com/gesrey)
Dem Bill Would Cancel 2018 High Court Ruling On Arbitration

House and Senate Democrats reintroduced legislation Tuesday that would do away with mandatory workplace arbitration agreements, a move they said would counteract a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said requ... (more story)

4th Circ. Says Md. Development Entity Immune From Bias Suit

The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging a Maryland economic development corporation fired a Black employee for complaining she'd been denied opportunities because of her race a... (more story)

Lacrosse Coach Loses Bias Suit After Getting Cozen Booted

A Pennsylvania federal judge tossed a lawsuit Tuesday from a high school lacrosse coach who said her contract wasn't renewed because of gender, age and disability bias, finding the school district showed that ... (more story)

Stanford Says Instructor's Firing Over Gaza Class Is Legit

Stanford University has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a Black Muslim lecturer who said he was let go after giving a controversial talk on the Gaza war, saying it didn't dismiss him because of his race,... (more story)

Ariz. Builder Settles EEOC Suit Over Late Workforce Data

A homebuilder reached a deal with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to end a suit claiming it failed to hand over its workforce demographic data, marking the latest settlement in a spate of rece... (more story)

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Home Depot Again Notches Win In OT Suit

A California federal court ruled that although a group of workers accusing Home Depot of unpaid overtime set forth enough new evidence to reconsider a win the home improvement chain snagged, the workers didn't... (more story)

Attys Must Justify Bid For Extra Fees From Tip Deal Leftovers

The attorneys representing workers accusing restaurant chain Famous Dave's of violating tip regulations will need to justify why they are trying to get a portion of unclaimed funds in an almost $1 million deal... (more story)

Tesla workers allege the company didn’t inform them of their rights to take breaks, pressured them to work through meal and rest periods and underpaid them for their straight-time and overtime hours. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Parts Of Tesla Wage Suit To Lead To Arbitration, Judge Rules

Twelve current and former Tesla employees will need to bring claims that they worked through meal and rest breaks to an arbitrator, a California federal judge ruled, rejecting arguments that their signatures o... (more story)

NC Truck Drivers Get $242K Atty Fee In Wage Suit Deal

A North Carolina federal judge has awarded a class of truck drivers for a shredding company just under $242,000 in attorney fees on top of a $725,000 settlement to resolve claims the company deducted pay for m... (more story)

Labcorp Workers' $2.4M Wage Deal Wins Court Approval

A California federal judge placed the final stamp of approval on a $2.4 million deal ending class claims that Labcorp failed to pay overtime wages for the time carriers spent driving to and from locations and ... (more story)

Childcare Custodian's Weekly Wage Suit Can Continue

A childcare center custodian can continue with his claim that the center operators failed to pay him weekly wages as state law requires for workers who perform manual labor, a New York federal judge ruled, but... (more story)

Fla. Judge OKs Strip Club And Dancers' $165K Wage Deal

A South Florida strip club operator will pay $165,000 to dancers who claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors and denied minimum wages, under a settlement agreement approved by a federal judge.