Expert Analysis

Water Cooler Talk: Investigation Lessons In 'Minority Report'

Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs at Troutman Pepper discuss how themes in Steven Spielberg's Science Fiction masterpi... (more story)

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: February Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy discusses five notable circuit court... (more story)

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)

Labor More

Teamsters Tells 7th Circ. Sysco Must Arbitrate Benefits Spat

A Sysco distribution center in Indianapolis must arbitrate its dispute with a Teamsters local over workers' entitlement to early retirement benefits, the union told the Seventh Circuit, arguing the applicable ... (more story)

Mich. Judge Vacates Award For Fund's $40M Liability Claim

An arbitrator must again review a dispute over a union pension fund's claim that a demolition company owed more than $40 million in withdrawal liability, a Michigan federal judge ruled, vacating the arbitratio... (more story)

The National Labor Relations Board says Atlantic Veal and Lamb LLC is responsible for two labor law violations. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
NLRB Says Meat Co. Dodged Union On Layoffs, Info Request

A New York meat distributor violated federal labor law by laying off six employees without consulting its workers' union and by withholding information about forthcoming changes to its production process, a Na... (more story)

FTC Challenges Kroger's $25B Albertsons Buy

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new, national front Monday against Kroger's heavily criticized $24.6 billion purchase of fellow grocery store giant Albertsons, challenging a deal it said threatens bot... (more story)

Cal State Student Assistants Vote To Unionize

Student workers at California State University voted to unionize with a Service Employees International Union affiliate, a vote that the union said creates the largest bargaining unit for such workers in the United States.

NCAA Can't Enforce NIL Restrictions Amid Suit, Judge Rules

A Tennessee federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction preventing the NCAA from enforcing its ban on name, image and likeness compensation for athletes being recruited by institutions, allowing t... (more story)

NLRB Official OKs Teamsters Vote At Calif. Cannabis Facility

About 54 employees of a Sacramento, California, facility that stores and delivers cannabis can vote on representation by a Teamsters local, a National Labor Relations Board official ruled, saying the United Fo... (more story)

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Black Truck Drivers Can't Revive Race Bias Suit At 3rd Circ.

Two Black truck drivers for a supermarket chain couldn't beat "voluminous evidence" that they were fired for threatening a co-worker who one called a "rat" or a "snitch," the Third Circuit ruled, refusing to r... (more story)

Medical Clinic Settles EEOC's Pregnancy Bias Suit

A medical clinic will pay $50,000 to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit accusing it of illegally disciplining an employee after she missed work due to pregnancy complications and firing he... (more story)

FILE - The U.S Supreme Court is photographed, Jan. 3, 2024, in Washington. The Supreme Court on Tuesday left in place the admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia, despite claims that it discriminates against highly qualified Asian Americans. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, file)
High Court Skips Black School Administrator's Retaliation Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a suit from a Black school administrator who claimed she was denied a promotion for opposing racial desegregation plans, leaving in place a split Eighth Circuit... (more story)

10th Circ. Won't Reopen School Admin's Retaliation Suit

The Tenth Circuit declined Friday to reinstate a middle school assistant principal's lawsuit alleging she was retaliated against for flagging a student's sexual assault, saying she failed to show that the scho... (more story)

9th Circ. Seems Skeptical Of Vegas Worker's Harassment Suit

The Ninth Circuit appeared hesitant Friday to fully revive a Las Vegas casino employee's suit alleging it did nothing while she was harassed on the casino floor by former NFL player Richard Sherman, with one j... (more story)

Reed Smith Names New Heads In Downtown LA, Century City

Reed Smith LLP has named new managing partners at its two Los Angeles offices, with a longtime corporate attorney assuming control in the Century City office and a labor and employment attorney taking the rein... (more story)

Mich. Panel Lets Truck Co.'s Win Stand In Age Bias Suit

A Michigan appeals court has refused to reinstate a former truck company employee's lawsuit alleging she was fired because she was in her 50s and flagged a health issue, saying she failed to rebut the company'... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

​Peloton Agrees To Shell Out $1.6M To End 3 Wage Cases

Exercise equipment company Peloton agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle three consolidated lawsuits alleging several wage and hour violations, spanning from allegations of miscalculating overtime to claims und... (more story)

Insurance Co. Beats Claims Analysts' OT Exemption Suit

A life insurance company prevailed against disability claim analysts alleging they were wrongfully denied overtime pay, as an Illinois federal judge tossed their suit because the workers are administrative emp... (more story)

The Seventh Circuit says an Illinois firefighter was not entitled to a raise, and therefore his department was not wrong for requiring him to attend college classes first. ( Hardman)
7th Circ. Says Bonuses Needn't Be Disability-Accessible

An Illinois fire department did not fail to accommodate a firefighter's disability by requiring him to attend college classes before giving him a raise, the Seventh Circuit ruled Friday, because raises are not... (more story)

Appellate Split Muddies Path For NY Pay Frequency Suits

A fresh split between state appeals courts in New York on how to enforce a weekly pay requirement is making it hard for federal courts to know which precedent to follow, attorneys told Law360.

Furniture Delivery Co. Misclassifies Drivers, Suit Says

Delivery drivers who contract with a company to transport furniture for Ashley Furniture are misclassified as independent contractors and deprived of minimum and overtime wages despite the company having compl... (more story)

Amazon Pays $1.9M To Abused Workers In Saudi Arabia

Amazon has paid $1.9 million to over 700 migrant workers who suffered human rights abuses at two of its warehouses in Saudi Arabia, the company said.

Cannabis Workers Say Co. Imposed Quotas, Didn't Pay Up

California cannabis company Glass House Brands Inc. and a number of its subsidiaries were hit with a proposed class action suit Tuesday claiming it bilked workers out of sick pay, minimum wage and lunch breaks... (more story)