A California state appeals court refused Monday to revive construction companies' professional negligence and constructive fraud claims in a suit over a failed workers' compensation program, finding that a document they obtained after discovery didn't give them grounds to amend their complaint.
The state of Florida, a co-defendant, weighed in on a workers' compensation law dispute between St. Petersburg and a disabled firefighter, urging the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to reject the firefighter's request to invalidate the statute.
A Georgia federal court last week added a new step for insurers to take before they can head to court to challenge directors and officers coverage for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s litigation over bank failures, a peculiar ruling that attorneys warned could drive up costs for insurers.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by the owner of Gristede's Foods Inc., shutting down his claim that he can’t personally be held responsible as an employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act in a $3.5 million class action settlement.
In a case of first impression, the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that filing a charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission does not toll the statute of limitations on state-law tort claims in employer discrimination suits.
A California federal court tossed out a putative class action Friday that alleged Starbucks Corp. did not pay its employees adequately for closing its stores, saying the minutes baristas spent conducting closing procedures after clocking out was too minimal to warrant the coffee giant's payment of unpaid wages.
CVS Caremark Corp. urged a California federal judge Monday to bar 50,000 employees from pursuing penalties for allegedly unpaid overtime under the California Private Attorney General Act, arguing that trying claims from so many workers with different job titles to trial would be unmanageable.
A New York federal judge on Monday dismissed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s claim of nationwide sex discrimination by Sterling Jewelers Inc., adopting a magistrate's recommendation that the EEOC’s presuit investigation against the Kay Jewelers parent was not national in scope.
Many instances of workplace bullying don't rise to the level of illegal activity, but attorneys say that harboring an office bully could still create major problems for an employer. And with statehouses around the country mulling bills that would make workplace bullying an unlawful action on its own, employment lawyers gave Law360 their best tips for keeping your business bully-free.
A group of Lowe's Home Centers Inc. installers alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act lost their bid for class certification Monday, with a Massachusetts federal judge ruling that the workers' claims are too individualized to proceed as a group.
The Fourth Circuit on Monday expedited a case challenging the constitutionality of Virginia's ban on gay marriage, tentatively setting mid-May for oral arguments.
A District of Columbia federal judge on Thursday ordered KBR Inc. to provide documents related to its internal investigation of alleged overbilling on Iraq war contracts, saying a former KBR employee suing the company for fraud should be able to use KBR's documents to support his case.
A California federal judge on Monday tossed Cigna Health and Life Insurance Co.'s suit alleging a Los Angeles surgical center violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and bilked it out of millions of dollars, tentatively dismissing the health care provider's complaint because it isn't a fiduciary of the health plans that were allegedly overbilled.
Two employees of Passaic Valley, N.J.'s sewer authority were found guilty on Monday of misconduct charges stemming from allegations they directed employees to perform personal home repairs for friends and relatives while on-duty, according to the New Jersey attorney general's office.
The Second Circuit found Monday that a federal judge had erred in issuing a final dismissal of a former worker's False Claims Act suit accusing Tishman Construction Corp. and Turner Construction Co. of billing fraud on publicly financed projects including One World Trade Center, and it ordered the suit dismissed with leave to replead instead.
Many employees today prefer to bring their own mobile phone, tablet or laptop to the office to have 24/7 access to their work, a phenomenon known as "Bring Your Own Device." While most companies purchase anti-virus software for their computers, it seems logical, then, to extend that policy to other mobile devices because protecting employee devices provides insurance for the company too, says Daniel Garrie of Law & Forensics.
Newly finalized Affordable Care Act regulations that streamline the data-reporting obligations of businesses are a modest win for employers, which can now avoid some of the law's especially onerous requirements, but companies won't entirely escape administrative headaches. Here, attorneys tell Law360 four ways the latest rule revisions will impact employers.
A piece of legislation urging the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to request and support an increase in the minimum wage for Newark Liberty International Airport workers passed a New Jersey Assembly panel on Monday.
A class of Hertz Corp. managers urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to revive their bid for class certification in their overtime-pay suit against Hertz, arguing that the lower court was wrong to find that the employees' roles were not similar enough to litigate as a class.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission on Monday issued joint informal guidance concerning the legal pitfalls employers may face when consulting background checks into a worker's criminal record, financial history, medical history or use of social media.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP was hit by a $2.2 million legal malpractice suit in Illinois court on Thursday by a group of former medical group employees and shareholders who say the firm gave “admittedly erroneous” advice related to whether the doctors were bound by noncompete provisions.
The Sixth Circuit on Monday denied the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's effort to obtain an en banc review of a decision that left it on the hook for legal fees after an unsuccessful race bias suit against staffing agency Peoplemark Inc.
I will never forget stories I heard of what it was like to be a woman attending law school in the early 1960s, which included being called up to the front of the class to answer the professor’s questions on designated "Ladies’ Days," says Yuliya Oryol, chairwoman of Nossaman LLP's puplic pensions and investments practice group and administrative partner for the firm's San Francisco office.
The path to success for women is the same as it is for men — building relationships, delivering an excellent work product and earning the trust of your clients by serving as both a legal and strategic business adviser. I must confess, however, that I also had to learn to drink scotch and play golf, says Linda Goldstein, chairwoman of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP's advertising, marketing and media division.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up six cruise ship employees' quest for penalty damages from NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. for cutting into their wages by overburdening them with work so they had to pay others to complete their tasks.