Expert Analysis

2 Lessons From Calif. Overtime Wages Ruling

A California federal court's recent decision finding that Home Depot did not purposely dodge overtime laws sheds l... (more story)

Justices' Starbucks Ruling May Limit NLRB Injunction Wins

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Starbucks v. McKinney, adopting a more stringent test for National Lab... (more story)

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: July Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy considers cases touching on pre- and... (more story)

Labor More

Rising Star: Weil's Rebecca Sivitz

Rebecca Sivitz of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has helped several companies successfully handle mergers and restructuring, including helping The Kroger Co. face a first-of-its-kind challenge from the Federal Trad... (more story)

Construction Co. Protests Union Clause In Army Corps Deal

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has protested over terms of an Army Corps of Engineers construction contract requiring bidders to enter into a project labor agreement, mandated by regulation, saying the PLA req... (more story)

The Seventh Circuit affirmed the National Labor Relations Board's finding that a mining company preventing workers from clocking in over five minutes before their shift violated federal labor law. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
7th Circ. Affirms Ruling Mining Co. Flouted Labor Law

The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday backed the National Labor Relations Board's ruling that a mining company violated federal labor law by unilaterally barring employees from clocking in more than five minutes befo... (more story)

Hotel Says Justices Must Address NLRB Policy Post-Chevron

The U.S. Supreme Court should step into a dispute over how National Labor Relations Board prosecutors prove that employers harbor anti-union bias, considering the justices just held that courts have greater au... (more story)

University Of Chicago Union Hit With Antisemitism Claims

A nonprofit advocating for graduate students accused the union representing them at the University of Chicago of antisemitism, claiming the union is violating the First Amendment by making student workers pay ... (more story)

Chamber Pans NLRB's 'Amorphous' JE Rule Interpretation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups urged the D.C. Circuit to reject a National Labor Relations Board decision requiring Google and a contractor to bargain with YouTube Music workers, saying... (more story)

Union, Workers Can't Halt Release Of Therapy Docs

An AFL-CIO affiliated union can't stop a utility company from requesting therapy notes from three workers who are trying to return to work from short-term disability, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled, saying... (more story)

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Co. Accused Of Firing New Mom Can't Sink Sex Bias Suit

A California federal judge refused to toss a suit from a former manager who said a real estate company fired her because it assumed her work would suffer after she had a child, saying it was plausible that ste... (more story)

Lack Of Quorum Dooms EEOC Pregnancy Regs, Co. Says

A Texas industrial sales company sued the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday, challenging the constitutionality of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which echoes federal disability law in ... (more story)

The Seventh Circuit sided with the Illinois Department of Corrections in a lawsuit from a former officer who claimed he was unlawfully suspended over Islamophobic social media posts. (iStock)
7th Circ. Says Ex-Officer's Offensive Posts Not Protected

The Seventh Circuit refused Tuesday to reopen a former officer's lawsuit alleging the Illinois Department of Corrections unlawfully suspended him for 10 days because of Islamophobic social media posts, finding... (more story)

Nettled Exec Tells Jury Wells Fargo Doesn't Get His Disability

A former Wells Fargo managing director who claims he was terminated because of his disability wavered between being tearful and exasperated during four hours on the stand Tuesday as he tried to explain to a ju... (more story)

Ikea Sanctioned For Destroying Evidence In Age Bias Suit

A Pennsylvania federal judge hit furniture retailer Ikea with nearly $567,000 in sanctions on Tuesday for deleting emails requested for discovery in a suit filed by a putative class of store workers challengin... (more story)

Airport Cleaner Must Honor Arbitration Pact She Can't Read

A California federal judge sent into arbitration a Spanish-speaking cleaner's lawsuit accusing an airport services company of unlawfully terminating her, saying the court must enforce her English-only arbitrat... (more story)

DC Circ. Says Atty's Bias Suit Didn't Merit Pro Se Leniency

A trial court wasn't required to be more forgiving of extraneous filings in a Black attorney's suit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs because she's representing herself, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tu... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Red Lobster Accused Of Shorting Wages With Tip Credit

Red Lobster has not been paying its tipped employees all their wages owed, a worker claimed in a proposed collective action in Maryland federal court, saying the seafood chain made them perform excessive non-t... (more story)

FTC Attys On Kroger Case Get Extensions After IT Outage

The administrative law judge overseeing the Federal Trade Commission's in-house challenge to Kroger and Albertsons' $25 billion merger has given the agency and the grocery behemoths two extra days on a couple ... (more story)

FILE - Signage is on the headquarters of the NCAA in Indianapolis, March 12, 2020. The NCAA and the nation's five biggest conferences have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims,a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start directing millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as the 2025 fall semester. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
As NCAA Loses On Athlete Pay, Economic Realities Shine

The Third Circuit's ruling that NCAA athletes may plausibly plead they are employees who are owed wages for the time they spend on sports underscores how its long-standing multifactor test for entitlement to p... (more story)

Healthcare Co. Can't Escape Meal Break, OT Suit

A New Mexico healthcare provider can't dodge a worker's proposed collective action claiming it implemented automatic meal break deductions and didn't incorporate all compensation into overtime wages, with a fe... (more story)

NC Meatpacking Co. Can Depose Workers In Wage Dispute

A North Carolina federal court has permitted a chicken processing company to question two workers as part of a wage suit against the wishes of a putative class of employees, saying the interrogation request di... (more story)

EY Wins Again After Misclassification Suit Trip To High Court

A worker claiming Ernst & Young LLP misclassified him as an independent contractor can't nix an arbitrator award in favor of the accounting firm tossing his allegations, a California federal judge ruled, sayin... (more story)

Amazon Fights To Arbitrate Sellers' Misclassification Claims

Amazon urged a California appellate panel on Tuesday to compel arbitration for individual claims from two sellers accusing the online retailer of misclassifying them as independent contractors, and to direct t... (more story)