Expert Analysis

Cos. Must Stay On Alert With Joint Employer Rule In Flux

While employers may breathe a sigh of relief at recent events blocking the National Labor Relations Board's propos... (more story)

One Contract Fix Can Reduce Employer Lawsuit Exposure

A recent Fifth Circuit ruling that saved FedEx over $365 million highlights how a one-sentence limitation provisi... (more story)

The State Of Play In DEI And ESG 1 Year After Harvard Ruling

Almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, attorney general scrut... (more story)

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ILWU Units Call For Toss Of Barge Co.'s Injunction Request

International Longshore and Warehouse Union affiliates asked an Alaska federal judge to nix a barge company's request for an injunction to halt the union from arbitrating over a work preservation dispute, sayi... (more story)

IBEW Local Wins Benefits Dispute With Power Plant Operator

A New York federal judge preserved a win for an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local Wednesday in a dispute with a power plant operator over who qualifies for a supplemental retirement benefit... (more story)

Seeking a list of casino workers in a proposed bargaining unit, the NLRB has gone to a federal court to enforce its subpoenas linked to unfair labor practices cases. (Photo by Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
NLRB Wants Subpoenas Enforced In Calif. Tribal Casino Row

The National Labor Relations Board has gone to federal court to enforce its subpoenas seeking a list of casino workers in a proposed bargaining unit, saying the refusals of a California tribe and a gaming comp... (more story)

Ex-Philly Union Leader Wants To Delay New Extortion Trial

Former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 business manager John Dougherty, who was convicted of bribery and embezzlement but escaped a third conviction when the jury deadlocked at his ext... (more story)

Construction Co. Says Union Broke PLAs With Picket Line Ask

A construction company urged a Washington federal judge Tuesday to hand the business a win over its suit claiming a Teamsters affiliate violated project labor agreements, arguing the union encouraged drivers n... (more story)

UFCW Wants Toss Of Members' Challenge To Delegate System

United Food and Commercial Workers members can't go to court to challenge the union's system of choosing convention delegates, the union and its top leaders argued to a D.C. federal judge, saying precedent doe... (more story)

Split NLRB Backs Toss Of Union Ouster Bid At Radio Station

A divided National Labor Relations Board panel supported the dismissal of a worker's decertification petition at a radio station in upstate New York, with the board's lone Republican member calling for a heari... (more story)

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Navajo President Denies VP's Claims Of Sexual Misconduct

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren, while denying allegations by Vice President Richelle Montoya of sexual harassment, bullying and mistreatment, said he intends to ask the tribe's council for workplace polici... (more story)

9th Circ. Revives Bulk Of Walmart Worker's Disability Bias Suit

The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday reversed most of a district court's ruling in favor of Walmart on claims by a vision-impaired employee that the retail giant didn't let him return to work after a medical leave o... (more story)

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Foley & Lardner Sued For Axing Pro-Palestinian Atty's Offer

A former Foley & Lardner LLP summer associate on Wednesday lodged discrimination claims against the firm for pulling its job offer after she made comments supporting Palestine, alleging that the firm let her g... (more story)

Starbucks Gets Trans Barista's Bias Suit Kicked To Arbitration

A New York federal judge sent to arbitration a transgender Starbucks barista's suit claiming he was harassed and ultimately fired because of his gender identity, rejecting the former employee's argument that h... (more story)

NFL Can't Juke Retaliation Claims In Reporter's Race Suit

A New York federal judge on Wednesday hobbled a wrongful termination suit against the NFL, dismissing award-winning reporter Jim Trotter's claims of a hostile work environment and state claims but keeping the ... (more story)

Ford Can Keep Win In Ex-Worker's Hostile Workplace Suit

A former Ford employee can't get a new trial on claims that a co-worker's lewd comments and overtures led to a hostile work environment, a Michigan federal judge has ruled, finding there is sufficient evidence... (more story)

Conn. Hospital Settles Exonerated Doctor's Race Bias Suit

A Connecticut hospital and a doctor of Nigerian heritage have settled a race and gender discrimination lawsuit that followed a supervisor's assertion during a sexual harassment and assault probe that Nigeria w... (more story)

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McDonald's Wants Out Of Workers' Lactation Suit

Two workers claiming McDonald's didn't provide sanitary places for employees to pump breast milk failed to show that the fast-food chain was their direct employer, the company told an Illinois federal court, u... (more story)

5th Circ. Says Arbitrator To Decide OT Collective's Status

The Fifth Circuit found a proposed collective action seeking unpaid overtime should be sent into arbitration, where an arbitrator can decide whether the case can proceed on a representative basis, because the ... (more story)

Farmworkers and construction workers would be among those more vulnerable if the DOL's new independent contractor classification rules were rolled back, two nonprofits said. (Photo by Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images)
Contractor Rule Combats Misclassification, Nonprofits Say

The U.S. Department of Labor's updated independent contractor classification rule is necessary to combat misclassification that a previous version of the rule exacerbated, two nonprofits said in a brief opposi... (more story)

9th Circ. Affirms Dismissal Of Doctor's Military Bias Suit

An Arizona hospital defeated a doctor's discrimination lawsuit for the second time, with the Ninth Circuit upholding an Arizona federal judge's decision to toss the doctor's claims that the hospital showed bia... (more story)

TGI Fridays Ducked Uniform Maintenance Pay, NY Servers Say

TGI Fridays ducked New York regulations requiring employers to pay for the maintenance of workers' uniforms while also evading minimum wage laws for tipped workers, three servers said in a proposed collective ... (more story)

Flowers Foods Subsidiary Must Face Wage Claims

A California federal judge cut two subsidiaries of Flowers Foods from a suit alleging workers were misclassified as independent contractors, but left a third on the hook for unpaid overtime wages and failure t... (more story)

Fisher Phillips Adds Employment Pro In Dallas From GRSM50

Fisher Phillips has strengthened its Dallas roster with a litigator experienced in representing employers in a broad array of complex labor and employment disputes who came aboard from Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP.