A bipartisan group of lawmakers released legislation Tuesday to extend the work opportunity tax credit to companies who hire long-term unemployed individuals.
An important issue highlighted in a recent Northern District of Texas case is that workplace language requirements, discipline for violating language policies, and language-related harassment claims can be affected by an employee’s level of proficiency, say James Kizziar Jr. and Amber Dodds of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.
Nortel Networks Corp.'s U.S. arm asked the Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday to approve a major settlement it struck with U.K. pensioners and European creditors that would resolve billions of dollars in claims and could streamline its upcoming cross-border allocation battle.
A Pennsylvania federal judge refused Tuesday to certify an interlocutory appeal to the Third Circuit to challenge his decision denying a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to declare unconstitutional the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas made it clear that the plaintiff's choice of forum and private interests are irrelevant for motions to transfer based on a valid forum selection clause. This development is significant for employers with a nationwide workforce to prevent employees from suing anywhere, says Douglas Darch of Baker & McKenzie LLP.
Medical Edge Healthcare Group PA recently told the Texas Supreme Court that attorneys at Beckham Group PC representing a doctor suing over an employment agreement should be disqualified because they had learned confidential information from the health care group.
The Ninth Circuit upheld an arbitrator's allocation Tuesday of $28 million in fees among plaintiffs' lawyers in multidistrict overtime litigation against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that settled for $85 million, but added that parties may not contractually eliminate all judicial review of arbitration awards.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and a group of Democratic co-sponsors introduced legislation Tuesday that would make it illegal for employers to require job applicants to disclose their credit history as part of the hiring process.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission secured $372.1 million in relief from the private sector during the 2013 fiscal year, a record in monetary benefits collected through enforcement actions, the agency said Monday.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., pushed Tuesday for legislation to make it easier for consumers and small businesses to pursue antitrust, discrimination, consumer protection and other class claims in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on arbitration waivers.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear Fifth Third Bancorp's appeal over the pleading standards for Employee Retirement Income Security Act stock-drop cases will lead to a ruling that will determine whether there will be a flood of ERISA class actions when the next economic downturn hits, attorneys said Tuesday.
Numerous courts in numerous jurisdictions have held that it is not a reasonable accommodation to eliminate stress from a job, because stress is inherent in most jobs. But the Huiner v. Arlington School District decision by the District of South Dakota is a textbook example of the difficulties in dealing with a psychiatric claim, says Lawrence Postol of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
Health care companies saw their financial fortunes fall in 2013 in high-stakes cases as varied as False Claims Act litigation and reimbursement disputes, and they found consolation in relatively few big wins. Here, Law360 looks at eight game-changing rulings.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. argued Monday that the two Supreme Court opinions cited by women seeking to revive regional class gender bias claims don't provide the clear authority the Sixth Circuit needs to overrule an earlier appellate decision that doomed those claims at the lower court.
To keep clients out of employment tax prosecution hot water, attorneys should stress prompt client response times and early transparency, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service office of chief counsel said Tuesday.
A New York federal judge on Monday greenlit Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s agreement to pay $45.9 million to settle a consolidated class action accusing the company of miscalculating employees' retirement benefits that, once received by participants, were below the value of their accrued benefits.
A federal judge on Monday appointed a special master to review the proposed $765 million deal between the National Football League and players who sued the league after suffering from the aftereffects of concussions sustained during play.
National law firm Polsinelli PC has acquired Atlanta-based Rafuse Hill & Hodges LLP, which includes a group of six employment attorneys and five complex litigation attorneys, to expand its footprint in the Atlanta market, the firm announced Monday.
A Tenth Circuit decision granting Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. a win in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit over an unsuccessful Muslim job applicant who wore a headscarf was in keeping with “overwhelming legal authority,” the company told the appeals court Monday.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill Thursday that would resurrect national security “sensitive” federal employees' right to appeal personnel decisions, claiming the current categorization system is inconsistent and could impact due process rights for thousands of government workers.
A group of New York Catholic high schools and health care providers don’t have to provide their employees with insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act because the law violates their religious freedom, a New York federal judge said Friday.
The IRS will let same-sex married couples change their pre-tax elections to comply with the Supreme Court’s striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Treasury Department announced Monday.
A California federal judge on Monday tossed most claims from a class action accusing freight transportation giant Con-Way Inc. of shorting its drivers on wages for time they spent on nondriving activities, saying the plaintiffs hadn’t presented any evidence to support many of their claims.
A Florida federal judge on Friday refused to disqualify Cole Scott & Kissane PA as counsel for the former director of a college targeted in a False Claims Act whistleblower suit, saying the employee relators failed to show Cole Scott representing the college created an unwaivable conflict of interest.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker urged the Seventh Circuit on Friday to reject a union challenge to a controversial state law that gutted government workers’ collective bargaining rights, saying the appeals court had already affirmed the statute's constitutionality in a separate case.