House Republicans during a Wednesday hearing criticized the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs' efforts to regulate affirmative action in hospitals and promote the hiring of disabled workers, using the discussion as an opportunity to advocate new legislation that would exempt many hospitals from the OFCCP's jurisdiction.
The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday rebuffed an industry plea to prevent the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration from enforcing its revised rule cracking down on safety issues in the nation's most dangerous mines, saying mine operators haven't shown they'll be irreparably harmed by the rule.
Adams and Reese LLP has bolstered its special business services practice group with the addition of a former Foley & Lardner LLP equity partner with extensive experience in labor and employment law to its Tallahassee and Tampa offices, the firm said Wednesday.
A Pennsylvania law firm sued a former attorney Monday in state court, alleging he failed to pay fees stemming from more than 200 claims he initiated while at the firm and kept after striking out to form his own private practice.
Activist groups and unions on Tuesday blasted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for dropping a proposed rule to require companies to disclose political spending, saying such regulations are urgently needed in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.
Illinois state lawmakers on Tuesday narrowly approved legislation that would try to close a $100 billion gap in the state's pension budget by raising the retirement age for government employees, cutting cost-of-living adjustments and freezing cost-of-living increases.
A Kansas federal jury on Monday cleared NIC Inc.’s former chief financial officer of all 12 counts brought against him by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a suit accusing him of concealing $1.18 million paid to the company's former chief executive officer.
High-ranking officials at a municipal police department in Oregon did not violate a former officer's free speech rights when they allegedly transferred him from his position working with a police dog after he repeatedly complained about workplace safety issues, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday.
A judge’s Tuesday ruling that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy relief came as no surprise, but his finding that public pensions can be reduced during a bankruptcy was an unexpected and forceful stand that is likely the start of a hotly contested appeals process.
The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday refused to compel ex-Cellular Sales workers to arbitrate their putative collective and class action accusing the Verizon Wireless retailer of wage violations, ruling an arbitration provision in their employment contracts didn't cover the claims at issue.
A New Jersey government watchdog on Tuesday criticized the city of Newark for excessive nonsalary payments of $216,000 to Newark public employees and other payroll and timekeeping practices.
The Fifth Circuit handed employers a major victory Tuesday by rebuffing the National Labor Relations Board's ban on employment class waivers, but attorneys say the issue remains far from resolved and eventually will end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Local labor authorities do not yet seem to be moving to enforce the new restrictions established by recent changes to China's Employment Contract Law. There is a fairly obvious reason for this — they don’t quite know how to do so without potentially causing labor unrest and they would have to take action against some of the largest and most powerful companies in China: the state-owned enterprises, says Kevin Jones at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday allowed women who brought a regional gender bias lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to try to revive their class claims, finding that recent high court precedent may have affected the grounds for their dismissal.
Part of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s divided ownership group told the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday that there was no need to rush an appeal of a November decision reinstating Pulitzer Prize-winning Editor-in-Chief Bill Marimow after a trial judge found he was fired in violation of a company governance agreement.
What is the thinking as to whether leaky air conditioner cases warrant multidistrict litigation treatment? On Dec. 5, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation heads to Vegas to find out. This will bring a temperature shift in more ways than one from the September hearing, where the panel considered a potential MDL proceeding arising from allegedly defective clothes dryers, says Alan Rothman of Kaye Scholer LLP.
Three New York City police officers shouldn't get paid leave to work with their union because they were indicted in a ticket-fixing scheme, a state appeals court panel ruled Tuesday, although two dissenting judges said the decision was premature.
New Jersey-based Immunomedics Inc. has sued the University of California and Temple University to protect the biopharmaceutical company's alleged rights over a valuable life sciences product that a scientist with an entity that licensed such assets to Immunomedics may have improperly transferred to UC San Francisco.
A Washington, D.C., federal judge ruled Tuesday that a former Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. attorney cannot use pattern or practice evidence to prove her age and gender discrimination claims against her former employer but said he would allow her to further explore whether he has jurisdiction over the case.
A 20-year-old tax loophole allowed the CEOs of the top six publicly traded fast food companies to pocket more than $183 million in fully deductible performance pay over the last two years, saving the companies $64 million, according to an industry watchdog report released Monday.
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday took a second crack at the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, reiterating its claim that the rule is an unlawful government intrusion into the school’s freedom to practice religion.
In winning huge appellate court victories this year for big-time employers Starbucks Corp. and Ernst & Young LLP in in complicated labor class actions, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's Daniel Nash also won himself a spot on Law360's list of Employment MVPs.
Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration argued Monday that a lawsuit brought by a suburban Philadelphia couple challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage was barred by principles of sovereign immunity.
A New Jersey federal judge ruled Monday that a chiropractor may pursue his overpayment allegations against UnitedHealth Group even though his patients are no longer insured by the company, saying the patients were still subject to the health insurer's overpayment recoupment procedures.
Two recent decisions in the Fifth Circuit and the Federal Circuit involving Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. dealt with vicarious liability under the Anti-Kickback Act for subcontractor kickbacks accepted by KBR’s employees. Both decisions are flawed, but they should alert contractors to a serious need to revisit ethics and compliance programs to address kickback situations, says John Pachter of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC.