Expert Analysis

NYC Cos. Must Prepare For Increased Sick Leave Liability

A recent amendment to New York City's sick leave law authorizes employees for the first time to sue their employer... (more story)

Employer Best Practices In Light Of NY Anti-Trans Bias Report

A recent report from the New York State Department of Labor indicates that bias against transgender and nonbinary ... (more story)

In Focus At The EEOC: Protecting Vulnerable Workers

It's meaningful that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's strategic enforcement plan prioritizes pro... (more story)

Labor More

3rd Circ. Finds Art Supply Co. Illegally Fired Temp. Worker

The Third Circuit backed a National Labor Relations Board decision that found an art supply company illegally let go of a Black temporary worker who raised complaints about racism in the workplace, saying Wedn... (more story)

Starbucks Pushes 4-Part NLRB Injunction Test At High Court

Federal courts nationwide should require the National Labor Relations Board to satisfy four criteria to win injunctions in labor disputes, Starbucks told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, saying that applyi... (more story)

The National Labor Relations Board found Home Depot violated federal labor law when it told a worker to remove a Black Lives Matter slogan from their apron. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
NLRB Says Home Depot Unlawfully Restricted BLM Protest

Home Depot violated federal law by telling a worker they could not wear a Black Lives Matter slogan on their apron and directing them to remove it, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, saying th... (more story)

Judge Floats Sanctions For Union's 'Bad Faith' Recusal Bid

A Michigan federal judge won't recuse himself from a defamation case involving two unions after a claim was raised that he expressed bias against the East Coast, instead asking the defendants why sanctions sho... (more story)

Tenn. Sysco Drivers To Vote On Teamsters Representation

A National Labor Relations Board official greenlit a union representation election at a Sysco food distribution facility in Tennessee, clearing about 84 employees to vote on Teamsters affiliation after rejecti... (more story)

Bradley Arant Adds Ex-Baker Botts Labor, Employment Leader

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is deepening its bench in the Lone Star State with the addition of its latest partner in Dallas, the former chair of Baker Botts' labor and employment practice.

Liberal Justices Hint Chevron Deference Hanging By A Thread

In the U.S. Supreme Court's latest battle royal over administrative powers, left-leaning justices at oral arguments Tuesday openly suggested that the landmark legal doctrine underpinning modern rulemaking migh... (more story)

Discrimination More

Columbia, Barnard Don't Protect Jewish Students, Suit Says

Columbia University and Barnard College have a long history of allowing antisemitism to run rampant on their campuses and most recently have failed to protect Jewish students from harassment and violence follo... (more story)

Morgan Stanley Bias Award Fight Belongs In NC, Judge Says

A Morgan Stanley unit must challenge an arbitrator's conclusion that it discriminated against a white male former banker in North Carolina, where he last worked, a Georgia federal judge ruled, saying the arbit... (more story)

The Fourth Circuit won't bring back a gender and disability bias suit by a former assistant attorney general against the North Carolina Department of Justice. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
4th Circ. Won't Revive Ex-NC Assistant AG's Bias Suit

The Fourth Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive a former assistant attorney general's gender and disability bias suit against the North Carolina Department of Justice, finding her medical conditions weren't ... (more story)

Medical Test Kit Supplier Strikes Deal In EEOC's Hair Bias Suit

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asked a Louisiana federal court Wednesday to sign off on a $50,000 deal with a medical testing kit supplier accusing it of unlawfully firing a Black salesperson... (more story)

'Loser Pays' Arbitration Pact Spurs Age Bias Case's Revival

An Ohio state appeals court revived a fired orthodontist's age bias suit claiming she was sacked after complaining that a younger colleague harassed her, ruling that a trial court was too quick to kick the cas... (more story)

MLB Wants Out Of Ex-Scouts' Colorado Age Bias

Major League Baseball took another swing at dismissing a proposed age discrimination class action filed by several former scouts Tuesday, stressing that the vast majority of the suit has no place in Colorado federal court.

Law Firms Rip Cuomo Subpoenas As 'Abusive' And 'Wasteful'

Law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Vladeck Raskin & Clark PC said in a letter Tuesday filed in federal court that former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's subpoena regarding their sex harassment inv... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Charter Must Produce Docs Or Face Sanctions In OT Lawsuit

Charter Communications ducked sanctions for its failure to turn over documents related to allegations that it misclassified trainee employees as overtime-exempt, but a California federal court warned the telec... (more story)

Twitter Severance Fight Paused To Facilitate Settlement Talks

X Corp., the social media entity formerly known as Twitter, and a group of ex-employees have paused their dispute over severance compensation, as a Delaware federal court signed off Wednesday on a proposal to ... (more story)

A federal judge partially denied an Illinois county’s bid to dismiss three 911 dispatchers’ claims that it broke the law by paying overtime only if the dispatchers worked more than 80 hours in a two-week span. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
Ill. County Can't Escape 911 Dispatchers' OT Suit

An Illinois county can't escape claims that it failed to pay 911 dispatchers overtime when they worked more than 40 hours a week because it is not exempt under a section of the Fair Labor Standards Act, an Ill... (more story)

Concrete Co., Workers Solidify $2M Wage Settlement

A New York federal magistrate judge gave the final signoff to a $2 million settlement ending a class and collective action alleging that a concrete company failed to pay workers overtime wages, saying the deal... (more story)

Transpo Manager Can't Seek Damages With Pending OT Claim

A former dock manager for the U.S. Postal Service's transportation supplier can't collect 6% in liquidated damages while his overtime claim is pending, an Ohio magistrate judge ruled, saying the court was boun... (more story)

Restaurateurs, Ex-Workers' Wage Settlement OK'd

A Maryland federal judge placed the final stamp of approval on a settlement between executives of a restaurant owned by celebrity chef Mike Isabella and former staff accusing them of shorting their wages, sayi... (more story)

GoDaddy, Ex-Worker Agree To Arbitrate Off-Shift OT Suit

An Arizona federal judge dismissed an ex-employee's suit accusing internet domain registry GoDaddy of requiring customer service staffers to perform work without pay after the parties told the court the suit m... (more story)