A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action accusing an arena football team of relying on interns to handle marketing, janitorial and bookkeeping duties while denying them pay, but will allow the plaintiff to replead most of his claims.
The National Labor Relations Board will issue guidance on its controversial Specialty Healthcare decision after it rules on pending cases involving challenges to worker bargaining units from Macy's Inc. and the Neiman Marcus Group Inc., general counsel Richard Griffin said Friday.
The majority owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s parent company said Friday that a Pennsylvania state judge's November injunction reinstating the paper’s ousted top editor relied on testimony they argue did not meet the strict standards for such an order.
A California federal judge declined Thursday to dismiss a putative class action accusing Dignity Health of underfunding its pension plans by $1.2 billion, saying it wasn't exempt under a "church-state" provision in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The Ninth Circuit sided with Johnson & Johnson unit Neutrogena Corp. in its fight with a laid-off worker who claims she was let go because she was the oldest IT worker in her position, finding Thursday that she didn’t effectively demonstrate discrimination.
Health care providers have recently payed hundreds of millions of dollars under the False Claims Act in whistleblower suits. As the Affordable Care Act adds new state-sponsored plans and federal subsidies for many patients, the reach and impact of the FCA in the health care industry will only continue to expand, says Kathleen Fisher at Graves Garrett LLC.
The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a legal recruiter’s argument that his former employer should be forced to remove allegedly defamatory Internet postings accusing him of bribing an associate at K&L Gates LLP to hire a candidate he represented.
A Democrat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives said Thursday that he planned to introduce legislation that would end a statutory ban preventing local governments in the state from setting minimum wage rates.
In a U.S. Supreme Court case closely watched by tax attorneys, Quality Stores Inc. recently took opening shots at the Internal Revenue Service, saying the bankrupt company deserved a $1 million tax refund because severance payments to involuntarily terminated workers aren't taxable under federal law.
A National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Friday that a for-profit technical school's policy prohibiting its employees from gossiping ran afoul of federal labor law and that the firing of an admissions employee for violating the rule was therefore also unlawful.
The Superior Court of Pennsylvania’s ruling this month in Snizavich v. Rohm and Haas Co. heightens, or at least reinforces, toxic tort plaintiffs' burden to submit expert testimony with a sufficient scientific basis to establish the requisite causal link between the alleged injury and exposure to the defendant’s product. This burden will be particularly difficult to meet in some cases, says John DiChello of Blank Rome LLP.
Cross-examination is not for the faint of heart — even an experienced trial lawyer may feel a surge of adrenaline facing a hostile witness and the unpredictable exchange that is inherent in cross-examination. If you follow the five laws of cross-examination, you will have a better chance of controlling the exchange, say Dawn Solowey and Lynn Kappelman of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
A California appeals court ruled Wednesday that a courtroom is the proper venue for South Bay Hospital Management Co. LLC’s allegations that a former Tri-City Medical Center executive and his management company owe $3.33 million for mistreating employees and receiving kickbacks, despite South Bay's arbitration agreement.
Tougher discrimination and whistleblower protections for employees, worker-friendly guidance on release agreements, and a minimum wage hike made 2013 a big year for employment law changes in New Jersey, and recent developments in areas including leave time suggest the trend is expected to continue in the new year, experts say.
A Texas appeals court on Wednesday held Ricochet Energy Inc. doesn’t have to indemnify its co-founder for a $5 million jury verdict stemming from his alleged theft of a seismic map from the company that he used to drain an oil and gas reservoir Ricochet planned to develop.
A nonprofit medical center violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when it fired an office associate who had been diagnosed with breast cancer instead of allowing her more medical leave, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in California federal court Wednesday.
The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that in EU countries where gay marriage is not legal, employees who enter into civil partnerships with same-sex partners must be given the same workplace benefits that their heterosexual colleagues receive when they marry.
As different as the world of the NFL may be, its locker room is ultimately a workplace like any other. The recent bullying controversy in the Miami Dolphins football organization has posed the same questions that all employers face: Who is ultimately responsible for bad employee behavior? Should the employee have done more? Was it one bad apple or was the problem endemic? say James Kizziar Jr. and Amber Dodds of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP.
A Texas appeals court denied Epstein Becker & Green PC’s effort to dodge a malpractice suit brought by a Houston oncologist who says the firm should have realized a document sent to the fired general counsel of his cancer clinic would be used in employment litigation.
A New York federal judge on Wednesday granted JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s bid to toss a lawsuit brought by an ex-employee who claimed the bank fired her for flagging possible fraud, saying the plaintiff didn’t show fraud existed and that there was independent cause for her termination.
A New York federal judge Thursday refused to dismiss claims against two co-conspirators who were accused of conspiracy to commit fraud in relation to the alleged theft of nearly $3 million from the employee benefit plan of military aircraft parts maker Fastener Dimensions Inc.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. could face claims that it conspired with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to obstruct a bank probe by having an examiner fired, a lawyer for the examiner said Thursday.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Thursday introduced a bill barring the federal government from denying tax-exempt status, contracts, employment or other benefits to religious groups or individuals based on their support for so-called traditional marriage, citing a need to protect these groups from federal discrimination.
Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation in both chambers of Congress on Thursday that would create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday tossed a putative class action filed by workers who helped build the Miami Marlins’ stadium against concrete company Baker Construction Enterprises LLC and two subcontractors, ruling that the workers had no Fair Labor Standards Act claim.