Expert Analysis

NYC Cos. Must Prepare For Increased Sick Leave Liability

A recent amendment to New York City's sick leave law authorizes employees for the first time to sue their employer... (more story)

Employer Best Practices In Light Of NY Anti-Trans Bias Report

A recent report from the New York State Department of Labor indicates that bias against transgender and nonbinary ... (more story)

In Focus At The EEOC: Protecting Vulnerable Workers

It's meaningful that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's strategic enforcement plan prioritizes pro... (more story)

Labor More

Starbucks Pushes 4-Part NLRB Injunction Test At High Court

Federal courts nationwide should require the National Labor Relations Board to satisfy four criteria to win injunctions in labor disputes, Starbucks told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, saying that applyi... (more story)

Judge Floats Sanctions For Union's 'Bad Faith' Recusal Bid

A Michigan federal judge won't recuse himself from a defamation case involving two unions after a claim was raised that he expressed bias against the East Coast, instead asking the defendants why sanctions sho... (more story)

A container ship is docked at the Port of Charleston during a new coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Charleston, S.C. (Phelan M. Ebenhack via AP)
Justices Won't Hear Fight Over Limits On Port Labor Protests

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider South Carolina's challenge to a Fourth Circuit ruling that allowed a dockworkers union to sue a shipping group over labor issues at a terminal at the Port of Charleston.

Tenn. Sysco Drivers To Vote On Teamsters Representation

A National Labor Relations Board official greenlit a union representation election at a Sysco food distribution facility in Tennessee, clearing about 84 employees to vote on Teamsters affiliation after rejecti... (more story)

Bradley Arant Adds Ex-Baker Botts Labor, Employment Leader

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is deepening its bench in the Lone Star State with the addition of its latest partner in Dallas, the former chair of Baker Botts' labor and employment practice.

Liberal Justices Hint Chevron Deference Hanging By A Thread

In the U.S. Supreme Court's latest battle royal over administrative powers, left-leaning justices at oral arguments Tuesday openly suggested that the landmark legal doctrine underpinning modern rulemaking migh... (more story)

Amentum Can Claim Some COVID Leave Costs From Air Force

The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals has ruled that Amentum Services can partially claim increased costs under an Air Force contract based on California's COVID-19 sick leave laws but that sovereign im... (more story)

Discrimination More

Medical Test Kit Supplier Strikes Deal In EEOC's Hair Bias Suit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asked a Louisiana federal court Wednesday to sign off on a $50,000 deal with a medical testing kit supplier accusing it of unlawfully firing a Black salesperson... (more story)

'Loser Pays' Arbitration Pact Spurs Age Bias Case's Revival

An Ohio state appeals court revived a fired orthodontist's age bias suit claiming she was sacked after complaining that a younger colleague harassed her, ruling that a trial court was too quick to kick the cas... (more story)

The U.S. justices denied an attempt by former IBM workers to get a review of a Second Circuit decision that found they have to arbitrate their age bias claims. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Ex-IBM Workers Can't Get Justices To Tackle Age Bias Battle

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a group of ex-IBM workers' bid for review of a Second Circuit ruling that said they had to pursue age bias claims in arbitration rather than court, despite their a... (more story)

MLB Wants Out Of Ex-Scouts' Colorado Age Bias

Major League Baseball took another swing at dismissing a proposed age discrimination class action filed by several former scouts Tuesday, stressing that the vast majority of the suit has no place in Colorado federal court.

4th Circ. Won't Revive Ex-NC Assistant AG's Bias Suit

The Fourth Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive a former assistant attorney general's gender and disability bias suit against the North Carolina Department of Justice, finding her medical conditions weren't ... (more story)

Law Firms Rip Cuomo Subpoenas As 'Abusive' And 'Wasteful'

Law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Vladeck Raskin & Clark PC said in a letter Tuesday filed in federal court that former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's subpoena regarding their sex harassment inv... (more story)

Ex-Law Prof Wants High Court To Hear Gender Bias Suit

A white female former law professor urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her suit against Texas Southern University, saying the Fifth Circuit held her to too high of a standard to show she was subjected to so ... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Charter Must Produce Docs Or Face Sanctions In OT Lawsuit

Charter Communications ducked sanctions for its failure to turn over documents related to allegations that it misclassified trainee employees as overtime-exempt, but a California federal court warned the telec... (more story)

Twitter Severance Fight Paused To Facilitate Settlement Talks

X Corp., the social media entity formerly known as Twitter, and a group of ex-employees have paused their dispute over severance compensation, as a Delaware federal court signed off Wednesday on a proposal to ... (more story)

A federal judge partially denied an Illinois county’s bid to dismiss three 911 dispatchers’ claims that it broke the law by paying overtime only if the dispatchers worked more than 80 hours in a two-week span. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
Ill. County Can't Escape 911 Dispatchers' OT Suit

An Illinois county can't escape claims that it failed to pay 911 dispatchers overtime when they worked more than 40 hours a week because it is not exempt under a section of the Fair Labor Standards Act, an Ill... (more story)

Concrete Co., Workers Solidify $2M Wage Settlement

A New York federal magistrate judge gave the final signoff to a $2 million settlement ending a class and collective action alleging that a concrete company failed to pay workers overtime wages, saying the deal... (more story)

Transpo Manager Can't Seek Damages With Pending OT Claim

A former dock manager for the U.S. Postal Service's transportation supplier can't collect 6% in liquidated damages while his overtime claim is pending, an Ohio magistrate judge ruled, saying the court was boun... (more story)

Restaurateurs, Ex-Workers' Wage Settlement OK'd

A Maryland federal judge placed the final stamp of approval on a settlement between executives of a restaurant owned by celebrity chef Mike Isabella and former staff accusing them of shorting their wages, sayi... (more story)

GoDaddy, Ex-Worker Agree To Arbitrate Off-Shift OT Suit

An Arizona federal judge dismissed an ex-employee's suit accusing internet domain registry GoDaddy of requiring customer service staffers to perform work without pay after the parties told the court the suit m... (more story)