A group of state attorneys general on Thursday won their bid to block the U.S. Department of Labor from enacting a new rule under the Family and Medical Leave Act that would extend protections to same-sex couples when a Texas federal judge granted a preliminary injunction.
A California judge on Thursday rejected Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s bid to end a putative class action alleging it laid off hundreds of workers last year without a state-mandated warning and shorted their final paychecks, ruling the plaintiffs had sufficiently pled their labor law claims.
Arkansas legislation that would have allowed some employers to force workers to add them on social media accounts died in a state senate committee on Wednesday, after it had passed the Arkansas House of Representatives by an overwhelming majority in February.
The National Labor Relations Board’s defense of its controversial union election rule is overbroad and flat-out wrong, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several trade associations told a D.C. federal court Wednesday, urging it to vacate the rule.
Workers accusing an amusement park company of underpaying them and forcing them to pick up H-2B visa expenses won class certification from a Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday, one day after the company was hit with a National Labor Relations Board suit over its response to the action.
A newly revealed U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry will likely require ousted American Apparel Inc. CEO Dov Charney and other top executives to answer investigators' questions about his acrimonious departure from the company, prolonging a controversial part of the clothing retailer's history that it has been working to close.
British TV chef Kyle Connaughton on Thursday asked a New York appeals court to revive his suit against Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which he claimed duped him into a plan to steal the ideas of a prominent chef of a ramen chain, arguing he suffered damages because of lost opportunities.
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. recently denied a bonus payment to an employee who sued the bank in August for retaliation after he complained that his boss was sexually harassing a colleague, according to a Thursday filing in New York federal court.
A former human resources director of American International Group Inc. claiming the company lied about the value of its subsidiaries and improperly received a $25 billion federal bailout is hoping the third time's the charm and has asked a New York federal judge for permission to polish his False Claims Act allegations.
A Georgia wellness spa discriminated against an employee when it fired her shortly after she said she was pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.
A magistrate judge recommended conditional class certification Wednesday in a suit alleging Shrimp Basket Inc. restaurants violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by using illegal tip pools and denying servers minimum wage, while a same-day sanctions bid claimed a plaintiffs attorney tried to poach employees for the suit.
A California federal judge on Thursday threw out False Claims Act allegations accusing Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. of illicit off-label promotion, but the ruling omitted any discussion of free-speech issues in the closely watched whistleblower case.
A D.C. federal judge on Thursday ordered a journalist suing Bernabei & Wachtel PLLC over the firm’s sharing of her video of alleged sexual harassment in a related suit to provide her real name if she wants to proceed with her claims against the firm.
Future directors of the Secret Service would have to go through Senate confirmation under a bipartisan bill put forward by members of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, along with requiring more training and reports to Congress.
The U.S. government urged a Washington, D.C., federal court Wednesday to nix the class claims in a race bias case brought by black Secret Service agents, acknowledging the Secret Service's history is “not without blemish” but arguing that overall promotion rates show a commitment to equality.
An Idaho federal judge who relied on the National Labor Relations Board's D.R. Horton decision, and rejected Citicorp Credit Services Inc.'s bid to compel individual arbitration in an ex-worker's proposed collective action, reversed course Wednesday, noting the Ninth Circuit called his prior ruling into question.
British aerospace and defense engineering company Meggitt Inc. criticized an ex-engineer’s requests for documents from a third party in a Wednesday motion in California federal court, saying the requests aren’t relevant to the suit.
Shareholders accusing Merck & Co. Inc.'s former vice president of lying about the study results on Vioxx's heart attack link told a New Jersey federal court Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Omnicare ruling "vindicates" their case theory and directly rejects the executive's summary judgment argument.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court decision that the state's labor relations board had ruled correctly when it concluded Luzerne County had not violated state law after an agency underneath it subcontracted work typically handled by a union.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday refused to certify a proposed statewide class of Darden Restaurants Inc. workers, the company which operates Olive Garden and formerly operated Red Lobster, finding that there are too many individualized questions for the employees to proceed with their vacation-pay allegations as a class.
The Hertz Corp. on Wednesday asked to transfer to California federal court an $11.5 million class action that accuses the company of not paying employees for working through breaks because the suit is too expansive for state court.
A proposed collective of Merrill Lynch employees sued in California federal court Wednesday to recoup wages allegedly owed for unpaid overtime work performed during a financial adviser training program.
The recent reversal of earlier dismissals of two union representation petitions from graduate students by the National Labor Relations Board has boosted unionization efforts by teaching and research assistants at private universities — the move could even pave the way for the NLRB to overturn its 2004 Brown University decision, say Daniel Johns and Emilia McKee Vassallo of Ballard Spahr LLP.
It is hard to imagine how a new, separate, distinct duty to disclose inside information about public companies under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, along with the specter of ERISA fiduciaries becoming a new source of “material” information about public companies, would not cause more harm than good, say H. Douglas Hinson and Emily Costin of Alston & Bird LLP.
The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor has urged the Third Circuit to uphold a lower court ruling finding the commission did not interfere with unions’ collective bargaining when it changed the hiring process for certain workers, saying the lower court properly upheld the commission’s authority to regulate labor.