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U.S. High Court to Hear Walmart Gender Discrimination Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 6 agreed to consider only one question in the appeal filed by Walmart seeking to overturn a California federal judge's decision to certify a class of more than 1 million current and former female employees who claim that the nation's...

Locking Janitors in Wal-Mart - False Imprisonment? - COTW #104

Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued its opinion in Zavala v. Wal Mart Stores, Inc. , and it's the Case of the Week. It's just your standard RICO, false imprisonment, FLSA collective action . . . huh? Yeah, it's complicated. The Court includes some important new precedent on hyper-technical...

In light of NLRB ethics probe, is Walmart social media policy still ok?

Remember that one little bone that the National Labor Relations Board threw to employers on social media policies? The guidance was generally atrocious, but in the last memorandum of the Acting General Counsel a policy developed by Walmart was approved and attached. I've suggested that employers...