The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday pushed back its target date for issuing a final rule narrowing the advice exemption to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act — which could saddle law firms with significant new reporting requirements — to March 2014.
Employees of chicken wing chain Planet Wings Inc. recently launched a putative class action in New York federal court, alleging the restaurant failed to pay overtime and spread-of-hours wages.
The 10th Circuit ruled Tuesday that a Kansas hospital did not engage in unlawful retaliation when it fired an employee who had complained of sexual harassment, in part because she repeatedly, falsely denied having authored Facebook posts that accused her supervisor of misconduct.
Hospitality software firm Micros Systems Inc. was hit Wednesday with a proposed class action in Tennessee federal court, in which the company is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, the California Labor Code and California Unfair Competition Law by not paying workers required overtime wages.
The Obama administration on Wednesday delayed online enrollment by one year for small businesses using the Affordable Care Act's federal marketplace, a casualty of prioritizing repairs to the website's functions for individuals.
Consumer reporting agency General Information Services Inc. sued a pair of Chubb Group insurers in Pennsylvania on Monday over their refusal to cover the settlement of a long-running class action accusing it of illegally divulging arrest record information to a potential employer.
For Black Friday, it’s not just about getting shoppers to the stores, but also maintaining a safe environment when they get there. While the crowd-management guidance recently issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is not a regulation — yet — retailers would be remiss if they just assume these are only unenforceable suggestions from OSHA, say Marjorie Fochtman and Jeffrey Tanenbaum of Nixon Peabody LLP.
Hedden v. Kean University provides corporate counsel with some solace that an organization’s privilege in its communications with inside or outside counsel cannot be waived by employees not charged with management. However, an organization is well advised to establish guidelines as to how and under what circumstances employees interact directly with counsel, say Donald Taylor and James Tonrey Jr. of Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer.
In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia held that whistleblowers claiming retaliation under Dodd-Frank are not entitled to a jury trial. The decision provides the first authoritative answer to one of several statutory issues still working their way through the courts, says Russell Ryan at King & Spalding LLP.
The business development techniques necessary to sell to women are different than those needed to sell to men. With more women in senior leadership roles in legal departments, firms need to make it an aspect of their business development coaching for partners, says Grace Speights, managing partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP's Washington, D.C., office and leader of the firm's employment practice.
New York University announced Tuesday that it has reversed course and will allow an election to let graduate students decide whether they want the United Auto Workers to represent them, and the union has in turn agreed to drop National Labor Relations Board proceedings.
A California state court jury on Monday awarded a $1.1 million verdict to a black firefighter who alleged the city of Los Angeles had discriminated against him based on his race.
A slot machine company filed a $5 million suit Tuesday against a competitor formed by the company’s former in-house counsel, alleging he poached employees and appropriated trade secrets in violation of a nondisclosure agreement he signed upon his exit.
Pennsylvania officials defending the state’s gay marriage ban from a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality asked a federal court Monday to let them appeal the pending suit to the Third Circuit, saying the claims don’t fall under federal jurisdiction.
A group of former Conde Nast Publications interns asked a New York federal court Tuesday to conditionally certify a class of interns who say they were not paid minimum wage for all hours worked, noting the court only needs to preliminarily determine that others may be similarly situated.
The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday upheld a $310,000 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fine against a Prime Capital Services Inc. broker for failing to properly supervise a subordinate and allowing the subordinate to continue selling annuities even after his license had been revoked.
The Second Circuit accepted two appeals Thursday that could shed light on the standard for determining if unpaid interns qualify as “employees” under wage-and-hour laws, agreeing to hear challenges to class certification decisions from Fox Entertainment Group Inc. and former interns who sued Hearst Corp for wages.
The fate of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate now rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, but access to birth control could end up a mere subplot if the justices hand down a sweeping decision recognizing corporate religious rights, something that could weaken federal laws and build on the landmark Citizens United decision, experts say.
Latham & Watkins LLP has reached an agreement to resolve remaining claims in a former secretary's pregnancy bias suit against the firm and will not file a response to the plaintiff’s amended complaint, according to court documents filed in Washington, D.C., federal court on Monday.
The former NHL players suing the league over its handling of concussions face, attorneys say, the same daunting obstacles as their NFL counterparts: a string of collective bargaining agreements that could boot their claims out of court, and potential difficulty linking their symptoms to hits they took during their professional careers.
As Thanksgiving approaches, Law360 asked hospitality attorneys to reflect on the court rulings that left them feeling most thankful. They pointed out seven decisions that strengthened hotel owners’ hands against management companies, weakened collective actions over tip-based payment, and more.
Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday asked the D.C. Circuit not to revive a qui tam relator's second False Claims Act suit accusing the company of fraudulent billing practices, saying the case was virtually similar to his prior case, which ended with Verizon paying a $93.5 million settlement.
A Florida federal judge declined to rule that Halifax Hospital Medical Center’s bonus arrangement with certain oncologists violated the False Claims Act's Anti-Kickback Statute, saying Tuesday that a qui tam relator has not overcome the hospital's argument that the payments are subject to the so-called bona fide employment exception.
Women who brought a regional gender bias lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. following the U.S. Supreme Court's Dukes ruling urged a Florida federal court to allow a quick appeal of the dismissal of their class claims, arguing that recent high court precedent had changed the legal landscape.
Former Faruqi & Faruqi LLP associate Alexandra Marchuk has agreed for a second time to undergo a mental health assessment in her $22 million sexual harassment suit against the firm, after Faruqi asked a New York federal judge to order the evaluation.