Expert Analysis

6 Ways To Minimize Risk, Remain Respectful During Layoffs

With a recent Resume Builder survey finding that 38% of companies expect to lay off employees this year, now is a ... (more story)

NYC Workplace AI Regulation Has Been Largely Insignificant

Though a Cornell University study suggests that a New York City law intended to regulate artificial intelligence i... (more story)

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)

Labor More

Yellow Corp. Gets Ch. 11 Control Extended To End Of July

Bankrupt Yellow Freight Corp. has secured an extra 90 days to hold onto the wheel of its Chapter 11 case in Delaware, after citing both the complexity of its case and the "tremendous" progress in selling off its assets.

Starbucks Illegally Fired Wash. Worker, NLRB Judge Says

Starbucks violated federal labor law by firing a union backer for clocking out after an emotional exchange with her boss but not by writing another supporter up over his testy attitude toward a visiting manage... (more story)

The National Labor Relations Board says the denial of an employee’s petition to decertify a union should be reconsidered. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NLRB Sends Back Medieval Knights Union Ouster Bid

A regional director must reconsider the dismissal of a Medieval Knights worker's bid to oust a union, the National Labor Relations Board determined Wednesday, saying the agency official should review the case ... (more story)

10th Circ. Says NLRB's Remedies 'Inconsistent' With Law

The National Labor Relations Board surpassed its powers when ordering a concrete company to make pension contributions and profit-sharing payments to workers without factoring in past compensation, the Tenth C... (more story)

K&L Gates Lands Labor Ace In Dallas From Bell Nunnally

K&L Gates LLP announced Thursday that it has bolstered its labor, employment and workplace safety group with a partner in Dallas who made the leap from Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP.

US Mine Claims 'An Affront' To Nat'l Sovereignty, Mexico Says

The government of Mexico on Wednesday called on a multinational panel to toss the United States' claims that the collective bargaining rights of workers at a mine in Zacatecas continue to be violated six years... (more story)

NLRB GC Says Bid To Expand Work Rule Remedies Is Coming

National Labor Relations Board general counsel Jennifer Abruzzo's office is preparing to ask the board to expand the remedies it will order against employers that were found to have maintained unlawful work ru... (more story)

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Cleveland Defeats Firefighter's Bias Suit Over Beard Policy

The City of Cleveland escaped a firefighter's suit alleging he was forced into retirement when he refused to shave his beard because of a skin condition affecting Black men, with an Ohio federal judge finding ... (more story)

Steel Co. Ends Paternity Leave Bias Suit In $200K Deal

A steel manufacturer has agreed to hand over about $200,000 to end a sex discrimination suit alleging the company gave paid parental leave only to mothers and not fathers, according to a Thursday order from a ... (more story)

Tesla signage on one of the newest Tesla V4 Supercharger, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, in East Point, Ga. A Tesla V4 Supercharger, compared to a V3 station, is a faster charging station with a maximum power output of 250 kW with future capabilities of reaching 350 kW. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
Tesla Likely To Face 6,000-Member Class Action On Race Bias

A California state judge said she's prepared to certify a nearly 6,000-member class of Black Tesla workers alleging the manufacturer failed to address rampant racist language and graffiti at a California facto... (more story)

Law Firm Recruited Objectors To Tank Vax Deal, Class Says

Indianapolis-based law firm Kroger, Gardis & Regas LLP is trying to unravel a settlement with Ascension Health Alliance because the firm wants to pursue its own class litigation, hospital staff told the Sixth ... (more story)

Asking For Salary History Banned In Columbus, Ohio

Employers in Columbus, Ohio, will no longer be able to ask job applicants about their salary history under a law set to take effect Friday.

7th Circ. Revives Health System Worker's FMLA Suit For Trial

A split Seventh Circuit panel on Wednesday revived a former OSF Healthcare System employee's suit accusing the company of wrongfully firing her after failing to adjust performance expectations while she worked... (more story)

Sbarro Worker Appeals 'Prejudiced' Verdict On Rape Claims

A former Sbarro employee asked the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to order a retrial on her allegations that she was sexually assaulted multiple times by a manager and co-workers, claiming a jury verdict favoring ... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Calif. Appeals Court Says PAGA Claims Should Be Arbitrated

A California appeals court partially reversed a trial court order denying a painting contractor's bid to compel a worker's wage lawsuit into arbitration, ruling that individual claims can head to arbitration w... (more story)

JetBlue Says Timely Pay Law Doesn't Cover Flight Attendants

JetBlue called on a New York federal court to dismiss a pair of flight attendants' claims for untimely wages, arguing that state rules guaranteeing paychecks within a week of the end of a pay period only apply... (more story)

U.S. Department of Labor headquarters is seen in Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 2023. (Francis Chung/POLITICO via AP Images)
9th Circ. Says DOL Can Use Las Vegas Data For Nev. Wages

The Ninth Circuit has said the U.S. Department of Labor was legally able to use data for a higher-paid Nevada region when it sorted out prevailing wages in the state, turning down a bid by three construction i... (more story)

Dish Satellite Retailer Misclassified Technicians, Suit Claims

A satellite technician has slapped his employer with a proposed collective action in Georgia federal court claiming Prime Rangers Inc., an authorized Dish satellite television retailer, misclassified him and h... (more story)

NC Judge Approves Environmental Co., Workers' OT Deal

A North Carolina federal judge approved an $18,900 deal between a trio of workers and an environmental company they had sued, accusing a supervisor of clocking them out to avoid paying overtime hours, accordin... (more story)

Musk, Ex-Twitter Staff Fail To Reach Deal In Severance Dispute

Settlement talks between X Corp., formerly known as Twitter, and a group of former employees have fallen apart, the parties told a Delaware federal judge on Wednesday, asking the judge to lift a stay in their ... (more story)

Au Pair Agency Can't Arbitrate Wage Claims, Judge Says

Au pair agency Cultural Care has waived any claimed right to pursue arbitration in a proposed collective wage complaint by extensively litigating the case for several years, including a trip to the First Circu... (more story)