Expert Analysis

Navigating Title VII Compliance And Litigation Post-Muldrow

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Muldrow v. St. Louis has broadened the scope of Title VII litigation, me... (more story)

3 Employer Lessons From NLRB's Complaint Against SpaceX

Severance agreements traditionally have included nondisparagement and nondisclosure provisions as a matter of cour... (more story)

Why Employers Shouldn't Overreact To Protest Activities

Recent decisions from the First Circuit in Kinzer v. Whole Foods and the National Labor Relations Board in Home De... (more story)

Labor More

2nd Circ. Partially Backs Win For Nurses' Union Pension Plan

In a 90-page opinion, the Second Circuit on Tuesday mostly upheld a Manhattan federal judge's decision affirming an arbiter's award favoring a nurses' pension plan, agreeing that White Oak Global Advisors LLC ... (more story)

NLRB Nixes Enforcement Bid Against Starbucks At 9th Circ.

The National Labor Relations Board called for the dismissal of its enforcement bid against Starbucks in the Ninth Circuit over a decision finding the company illegally threatened workers in Hawaii, saying the ... (more story)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is leading a group of businesses in a legal challenge in Texas to OSHA's approval of the so-called walkaround rule, which allows third parties access to employers' property for safety inspections. (iStock.com/Rawf8)
OSHA Hit With Constitutional Challenge To Walkaround Rule

A dozen business groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sued the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the so-called walkaround rule in Texas federal court Tuesday, challenging the constitutio... (more story)

TV Workers Get OK For Union Vote Despite Co.'s Objections

A National Labor Relations Board official has cleared 22 employees of a Sacramento, California, broadcast news company to vote on representation by a Communications Workers of America-affiliated union next wee... (more story)

Strategic Hiring Was The New Normal For BigLaw In 2023

The 400 largest law firms by headcount in the U.S. grew more slowly in 2023 than in the previous two years, while Kirkland & Ellis LLP surpassed the 3,000-attorney threshold, according to the latest Law360 ranking.

The Law360 400: Tracking The Largest US Law Firms

The legal market expanded more tentatively in 2023 than in previous years amid a slowdown in demand for legal services, especially in transactions, an area that has been sluggish but is expected to quicken in the near future.

With Ex-Faegre Partner, Norton Rose Adds To ERISA Expertise

Norton Rose Fulbright has boosted its Washington, D.C., office with an ERISA litigator and experienced labor lawyer who most recently was with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Discrimination More

NC Agency Atty Gets More Time To Prep For Bias Trial

A North Carolina federal judge shut down the state justice department's bid to stop an attorney from calling witnesses and offering exhibits in her discrimination trial, according to a docket order that appear... (more story)

EEOC Guidance Over Gender Identity Can't Stand, Texas Says

The Texas attorney general requested Tuesday that a federal judge do away with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement guidance over gender identity and Title VII, arguing that the agenc... (more story)

The Sixth Circuit affirmed its judgment in favor of General Motors in a suit by an engineer who accused the company of age discrimination. (iStock.com/wellesenterprises)
6th Circ. Won't Restart GM Engineer's Age Bias Suit

The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday backed General Motors' defeat of an engineer's lawsuit claiming he was harassed and transferred to less lucrative jobs because he's over 50, ruling he failed to show that a supervi... (more story)

MLB Scouts' Colo. Age Bias Suit Moved To New York

A Colorado federal judge refused to dismiss an age bias suit brought against Major League Baseball by a group of 40-and-older scouts and instead transferred the case to New York, saying he was using his discre... (more story)

NY High Court Upholds State Abortion Coverage Mandate

New York's highest court on Tuesday upheld a state law requiring employee health plans to cover medically necessary abortions, finding a 2021 U.S. Supreme Court decision didn't change the state court's determi... (more story)

Food Cos. To Pay $245K To End EEOC Harassment Suit

Several food companies will pay $245,000 to resolve a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging a predecessor company's executive harassed employees with crude comments and unwante... (more story)

Caterpillar To Pay $800K To End DOL Race Bias Probe

Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. has agreed to pay $800,000 to resolve U.S. Department of Labor allegations that it refused to hire qualified Black applicants for welding positions at an Illinois ... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Paramount Pictures Violated Wage Laws, Crew Member Says

Paramount Pictures Corp. failed to pay crew members working on movie productions their total wages, denied them proper rest breaks and refused to reimburse them for out-of-pocket expenses, according to a propo... (more story)

Calif. Justices Doubt App-Based Drivers' Prop 22 Challenge

Several California Supreme Court justices pushed back Tuesday against arguments by ride-hailing drivers that the Proposition 22 ballot measure carving out certain app-based workers from a worker classification... (more story)

EMD Sales workers say there is no need for U.S. Supreme Court review, as the company seeks to overturn a July circuit court ruling that sales representatives are exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)
Food Co. Workers Tell High Court to Keep 4th Circ. OT Ruling

Sales workers for an international food distributor urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday not to review a Fourth Circuit ruling holding that they did not qualify for overtime exemption, saying it would be a w... (more story)

Foxwoods Restaurant Servers Win Class Cert. in Wage Feud

A Connecticut state court judge has granted certification to a class of tipped workers in their wage-and-hour suit against a steakhouse at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, ruling they have plausibly shown that the ... (more story)

Colo. Hotel Denies Directly Hiring H-2B Workers In Wage Suit

A Colorado luxury hotel told a federal judge that it doesn't belong in a proposed class action accusing it and its cleaning contractor of unlawfully deducting Mexican housekeeping workers' wages, saying the co... (more story)

DOL Says Challenge To New DOL Contractor Rule Can't Stand

The U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday its final rule sorting out whether workers are independent contractors or employees under federal law complies with the law, urging a Louisiana federal judge to toss f... (more story)

Some DOL Informers To Be Disclosed In Fishery Wage Case

A Mississippi federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Labor to disclose the identities of migrant workers with knowledge of a fishery's alleged interference with a DOL investigation or of allegations the ... (more story)