The Internal Revenue Service asked a Florida federal judge Monday to scrap an orthodontist's suit against the federal government, arguing expenses he allegedly incurred because of the delay of the Affordable Care Act's so-called employer mandate were self-imposed.
A Florida federal judge on Monday tossed a whistleblower suit accusing Hospital Corp. of America Inc. of grievous Medicare and Medicaid billing violations after the plaintiff, a former executive at an HCA hospital in Florida, decided to drop her claims.
New York still owes its 1,400 judges $312 million in back pay even though it gave judges a raise after they went a decade without one, the judges' attorney told a Manhattan state appeals court panel during a Thursday hearing.
The Ninth Circuit’s ruling in Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms — that employers of H-2 workers must reimburse most travel, recruitment and immigration-related expenses — deepens a circuit split on the issue. However, the fact that Rivera was authored by strongly conservative Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain suggests that an opposite conclusion could simply be headed for obsolescence, says Melinda Pilling of Rukin Hyland Doria & Tindall LLP.
A proposed class of former defense contractor workers asked the Third Circuit on Tuesday to resurrect a suit alleging their employers and Prudential Insurance Co. of America sold them policies that were worthless due to a wartime exclusion, arguing that supplemental plans should be considered individually.
The Second Circuit on Tuesday partially revived a class action claiming the parent of Steve & Barry's should be liable for mass layoffs that preceded the retail chain's bankruptcy, finding former employees could pursue claims against the retailer’s nonbankrupt parent but not its private equity investors.
A pair of Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday vowed to oppose “fast-track” trade authority that would limit congressional input on trade talks, joining union and environmental group officials who criticized negotiations for proposed agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership as being too secretive.
Amerijet International Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify the National Labor Relations Board's authority to investigate an unfair labor practice claim by Amerijet cargo handlers, alleging the board overstepped its statutory authority and the courts refuse to weigh in.
New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday made the latest push for legislation that would broaden employment protections under the state's powerful Law Against Discrimination to include familial status.
Northrop Grumman Corp. will pay $11.4 million to the federal government over allegations it violated a 2002 settlement that prohibited it from charging stock options awards for its employees to government contracts, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday.
A Kansas City, Mo., restaurant has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether immigrants living in the country illegally can recover overtime and minimum wage under federal employment law, in a case involving admitted noncitizen Guatemalan workers who say they weren’t properly compensated for their work.
Smithfield Packing Co. Inc. has agreed to shell out $2 million to settle three class actions brought by workers at its bacon-processing plants who claim they weren’t paid for activities they were required to perform before and after their shifts.
Under the new Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act, there is no reason to expect any less protection for technical and economic information useful in oil and gas exploration and production. A comparison of the factors Texas courts have been using to determine if a trade secret exists and the new statutory definition reveals substantial overlap, say Steve Borgman and David Tobin of Vinson & Elkins LLP.
At a minimum, Pennsylvania’s updated professional conduct rules should give employers additional ammunition to push for using the latest cost-saving technology, such as predictive coding, when defending against litigation in Pennsylvania courts. As a practical matter, however, the effects may be limited, says Jacob Oslick of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that it should not have agreed to hear a union's appeal of an Eleventh Circuit ruling that an employer's agreement to remain neutral on union organizing could violate anti-bribery law, dismissing the case as improvidently granted.
A new California law barring companies from retaliating against workers who internally report alleged legal violations is expected to trigger a rise in whistleblower retaliation claims against employers, but lawyers say companies can protect themselves from liability by following through on any complaints and keeping a key adage in mind: Don’t shoot the messenger.
The U.S. Supreme Court pressed attorneys on both sides of an Employee Income Retirement Securities Act suit on Monday about how to establish a clear rule on the deadline for appealing a decision that leaves a contractual request for attorneys' fees unresolved.
A Missouri federal judge on Monday took back a holding that Travelers Indemnity Insurance Co. of America had to indemnify an Arch Coal Inc. unit against lawsuits brought by workers who were injured in a crane accident, agreeing that her initial ruling went too far.
Littler Mendelson PC, the largest management-side labor and employment law firm in the world, is set to merge with a team of 22 attorneys from Puerto Rico's leading law firm Schuster Aguilo in an effort to expand its global footprint, it said Monday.
The Human Rights Campaign on Monday awarded a record 81 law firms a perfect score in its 2014 Corporate Equality Index, which rates companies based on their policies toward ***, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Ruby Tuesday Inc. has agreed to pay $575,000 to settle an age bias lawsuit in which the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused several of the chain's restaurants of discriminating against applicants over 40, according to court documents filed Monday in Pennsylvania federal court.
A new inspector general's report indicates that federal regulators are relying on whistleblowers and corporate honesty instead of proactive audits to enforce privacy protections covering sensitive health information, suggesting many companies are getting a free pass on shoddy compliance, experts say.
Skadden Arps Meagher Slate & Flom LLP on Friday asked a New York federal judge to toss a putative collective action accusing the firm of violating federal labor law by denying overtime pay to lawyers hired on a temporary basis for document review work.
The Federal Circuit on Monday revived a military veteran's widow's claim for survivor benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, finding that the withdrawal of the woman's attorney prior to a filing deadline for an appeal could form a basis for equitable tolling.
A leading machinists union urged Congress on Monday to slow the government's rush to adopt the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement union leaders say is being brokered through back-room negotiations and could lead to a massive loss of American jobs.