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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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)

FedEx's win in a racial bias suit by a Black former employee remains after the Sixth Circuit upheld it. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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)

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)

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)

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)

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Wash. Health System Wants $230M Worker Class Win Axed

A Washington hospital system is seeking to derail a nearly $230 million judgement in favor of workers in a class wage case, contending the plaintiffs' key expert who testified at a state court trial recommende... (more story)

NJ Biz Groups Say ERISA Preempts State Temp Worker Law

A group of New Jersey business associations filed an amended challenge to a state law expanding protections for temporary workers, saying the law is superseded by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act an... (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)

Stryker Agrees To Settle Calif. Misclassification Suit

Medical device company Stryker told a California federal court Wednesday it has agreed to settle a proposed class action accusing it of misclassifying workers as overtime-exempt and failing to pay them overtim... (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)

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)