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Where Anti-Discrimination Law Stands 4 Years After Bostock

On the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Bostock ruling, Evan Parness and Abby Rickeman at C... (more story)

Crafting An Effective Workplace AI Policy After DOL Guidance

Employers should take proactive steps to minimize their liability risk after the U.S. Department of Labor released... (more story)

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)

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Hospital Illegally Led Supervisor To Resign, NLRB Judge Says

A Michigan hospital violated federal labor law by causing a supervisor to resign after pressuring her to turn over a photo of a list of possible union supporters, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled, ... (more story)

Ogletree Adds Quarles & Brady Litigator In San Diego

Labor and employment firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has hired from Quarles & Brady LLP a new shareholder for its San Diego office who has more than a decade of experience.

The NLRB ordered a casino to bargain with the union after the board found it rolled out a new healthcare package and threatened workers with job termination to thwart their involvement with the union. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
NLRB Says Casino Must Bargain Over Benefits Promises

A Las Vegas casino rolled out an improved healthcare and retirement package and threatened workers with job and benefits losses in order to thwart a union campaign, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Mon... (more story)

Amazon Union Workers Vote To Affiliate With Teamsters

Workers at the only unionized Amazon warehouse in the U.S. have voted to fold their independent outfit into the Teamsters, the transportation and logistics union announced Tuesday.

10th Circ. Won't Revive Airline's Union Election Challenge

A low-cost airline based in the Salt Lake City area lost its challenge to a union representation as the Tenth Circuit ruled that a Utah federal judge correctly dismissed the case.

Treasury Finalizes Labor Rules For Bonus Energy Tax Credits

The U.S. Treasury Department released final labor rules Tuesday for clean energy projects seeking to significantly boost the value of their tax credits, emphasizing due diligence by developers and announcing t... (more story)

Teamsters Plan Says Health Network Has Monopoly In Conn.

A Teamsters healthcare benefits plan and a Connecticut public transit provider have sued the healthcare network Hartford Healthcare Corp., accusing it of having a monopoly over healthcare in a half-dozen regions of the state.

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5th Circuit Rules On 'Heated' Discovery Row In LSU Bias Case

The Fifth Circuit has undone a ruling that a former assistant athletic director for the Lousiana State University football team had plausibly shown university officials may have violated public records law in ... (more story)

Mayer Brown Adds Litigation Vet As Employment Co-Chair

Mayer Brown LLP said Tuesday it added an employment litigation veteran with nearly two decades of experience to co-lead the firm's employment litigation and counseling practice.

A Black former FedEx employee who prevailed in a racial bias and retaliation suit told the Supreme Court that the Fifth Circuit's cutting of a $366 million jury verdict to less than $250,000 ignored Supreme Court precedent dating back decades. (Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
5th Circ. Wrongly Slashed $366M Bias Verdict, Justices Told

A Black former FedEx employee urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review the reduction of a $366 million jury verdict in her suit alleging she was fired for reporting race discrimination, arguing the Fifth Circuit... (more story)

Worker Says Meta Penalized Him For Standing Up For Women

An engineer sued Meta on Tuesday in New York federal court alleging his manager gave him false negative performance reviews and told him to resign after he spoke up on behalf of female employees who were being... (more story)

Calif. Staffing Firm Settles DOJ's Noncitizen Bias Claims

A California staffing agency must pay penalties and revise its employment policies as part of a settlement to resolve allegations of discrimination against foreigners by demanding certain types of documents to... (more story)

Va. City Can't Ax Atty's Wrongful Firing Suit Over FMLA Fraud

A federal judge declined to toss an attorney's suit claiming the Virginia city he worked for illegally fired him and accused him of doctoring a medical form he needed to care for his sick mother, saying he sho... (more story)

EEOC Says Union Pacific Disability Bias Suit Wrongly Tossed

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged the Eighth Circuit on Monday to revive a lawsuit alleging Union Pacific Railroad Co. barred an inspector from working for five years because of a traumati... (more story)

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Bakery Wants To Stop Quick Appeal Of Arbitration Order

A bakery urged a Connecticut federal judge to deny two food distributors' bid for a quick appeal of an order directing them to arbitrate their independent contractor misclassification claims, saying the reques... (more story)

Workers Score Default Win In Trucking Co. Wage Suit

A now-defunct trucking company must pay about $93,000 to end a suit alleging it didn't pay two workers minimum and overtime wages, a California federal judge ordered, after granting the workers' bid for defaul... (more story)

A Seventh Circuit panel ruled that a former American Queen bartender can pursue her individual overtime claims against the steamboat cruise company, but that further litigation is needed to determine if the case can proceed as a collective action. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
7th Circ. Brings Back Cruise Worker's OT Suit

The Seventh Circuit revived a proposed collective action Tuesday accusing a steamboat cruise company of depriving workers of overtime wages, finding Indiana arbitration law states that the pact the worker and ... (more story)

Trader Claims Firm Owes Bonus On $37M Texas Storm Profits

A trader told a Denver jury Monday that a Colorado energy marketing company fired him as retaliation after he accused the CEO of failing to pay out his cut of $37 million from trades made during a 2021 Texas s... (more story)

9th Circ. Tosses Cleaner's Appeal In Misclassification Row

The Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that it lacks jurisdiction over a worker's challenge of a district court's decision refusing to reopen his suit claiming a janitorial franchising company misclassified workers as... (more story)

Shell, HF Sinclair Settle USW's Meme Poster Back Pay Dispute

Shell Oil and HF Sinclair have settled a dispute over which company is responsible for back pay to a worker who was fired after posting a meme that was found not to be grounds for termination, following the Un... (more story)

Amazon Seeks To Trim Reopened Contractor Wage Suit

Amazon urged a Washington federal judge to toss claims in a long-running, recently reopened lawsuit alleging the company misclassified drivers as independent contractors, saying the workers still had not provi... (more story)