Expert Analysis

A Gov't Contractor's Guide To Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wages

In light of shifting federal infrastructure priorities and recent updates to U.S. Department of Labor regulations,... (more story)

Legal Profession Gender Parity Requires Equal Parental Leave

To truly foster equity in the legal profession and to promote attorney retention, workplaces need to better suppor... (more story)

Business Takeaways From Biden's Global Labor Rights Memo

President Joe Biden's recent memorandum on protecting worker rights is one of the most expansive statements the ad... (more story)

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Health Co.'s Training Repayment Accord Is Illegal, Nurses Say

A group of nurses accused a healthcare company of requiring them to sign illegal training repayment agreement provisions and suing them for breach of contract in Ohio state court, according to copies of the ch... (more story)

Hilton Can't Get Quick Appeal In Tip Theft Suit

A California federal judge will not allow Hilton Management LLC to immediately appeal his decision preserving claims that the hotel operator pocketed tips bound for banquet servers, ruling Tuesday that another... (more story)

A former Marriott operator can't stop an arbitration hearing on whether it owes additional severance under a New York City ordinance enacted during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
NY Hotel's Ex-Owner Can't Duck $6M Severance Arbitration

A New York federal judge denied a bid by the former owner of a closed Manhattan hotel to block a labor arbitration hearing on whether it must make an extra $6 million severance payment, saying there's no immin... (more story)

Trader Joe's Won't Enforce Smiling Rule At 3 Union Stores

Trader Joe's will stop grading employees on how much they smile on the job at its unionized locations in Minneapolis; Hadley, Massachusetts; and Oakland, California, pursuant to an agreement struck between the... (more story)

6th Circ. Seems Split On Chrysler Worker's Firing Bias Suit

The Sixth Circuit appeared to grapple Tuesday with a worker's push to revive his suit claiming Chrysler-maker FCA US LLC fired him because it saw him as disabled, with one judge seeking more detail from the wo... (more story)

Workers Seek Approval Of $2M Del Monte Wage Settlement

A pair of Del Monte Foods Inc. employees have asked a California federal judge to approve a $2 million settlement to class action wage and hour claims that they often worked through lunch without pay and worke... (more story)

Chamber Sees 'Red Flags' In Joint Employer Transfer Bid

The NLRB's attempt to transfer a suit over its new joint employer rule to the D.C. Circuit is a departure from precedent, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups argued to a Texas federal judge,... (more story)

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Denver City Atty's Office Agrees To End Race Bias Case

The Denver City Attorney's Office struck a deal to end a lawsuit by two Black women who alleged they were paid less based on their race and discriminated against while the city's previous top lawyer failed to ... (more story)

Ogletree Adds Seattle Shareholder From Jackson Lewis

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has brought over a former Jackson Lewis PC principal to join its Seattle office as a shareholder, adding an attorney with more than two decades of experience representi... (more story)

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6th Circ. Casts Skeptical Eye On Dykema's Age Bias Win

The Sixth Circuit seemed likely to revive a former Dykema Gossett PLLC legal secretary's suit claiming she was terminated shortly after turning 50, with judges questioning Tuesday whether it's plausible that t... (more story)

Abbott Labs Says Sales Exec Fired Due To Attitude, Not Age

Abbott Laboratories told a New Jersey federal jury on Tuesday that a former sales director was terminated after over 20 years at the company because of his dismissiveness toward change and feedback on his work... (more story)

Jury Awards Man $50K In Retaliation Case Against Apparel Co.

A New York federal jury awarded a $50,000 verdict to a man who represented himself in a retaliation case accusing his former employer, an apparel company, of firing him after he lodged two harassment complaint... (more story)

Ex-NJ Racetrack Cook Wants Retaliation Suit In State Court

A New Jersey racetrack owner cannot remove a suit accusing it of terminating a line cook as retaliation for her reporting that her supervisor and former romantic partner assaulted her multiple times, the ex-em... (more story)

Cos. Deny Liability For Nooses Found At Conn. Amazon Site Inc. wants out of a federal lawsuit filed by a group of electricians over the display of eight nooses at a Connecticut job site, arguing that the Black and Latino plaintiffs are suing under an anti-... (more story)

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Judge Decries Obligation To Send Wage Suit To Arbitration

A Massachusetts federal judge reluctantly shipped a wage dispute to arbitration, ruling that a former retail worker was not exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act while bemoaning his obligation to strip the w... (more story)

Different Schedules Doom Class Cert., Translation Co. Says

A translation services company called on a New York federal court to reject a magistrate judge's recommendation that differences in job titles and schedules among the members of a nearly 200-strong proposed cl... (more story)

A group of ranches and farms argued to the Fourth Circuit that the implementation of a U.S. Department of Labor rule regulating H-2A workers' wages should be stopped. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
H-2A Wages Rule Will Spike Illegal Immigration, 4th Circ. Told

A U.S. Department of Labor rule regulating wages for H-2A workers would make foreign labor unaffordable for employers and increase illegal immigration, a group of ranches and farms told the Fourth Circuit, say... (more story)

Mortgage Officers' OT Claims Booted To Arbitration

The arbitration pacts that loan officers signed with a mortgage lender require their overtime dispute to be sent out of court, an Ohio federal judge ruled, turning away the workers' claims that they were wrong... (more story)

Epstein Becker Brings On Kelley Drye's Former LA Leader

Epstein Becker Green is expanding its labor practice, bringing on an employment expert who is the former managing partner of the Los Angeles office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as a member in its Los Angeles office.

2nd Circ. Doubts Broadway Producer's Union Blacklist Suit

A Second Circuit panel appeared unlikely on Tuesday to revive an embattled Broadway producer's antitrust lawsuit challenging his placement on the Actors' Equity Association's "do not work" list, saying it seem... (more story)

Ga. Pizza Spot Says Driver's Wage Kickback Claims Too Vague

A Georgia pizza delivery driver failed to estimate on-the-job costs he said he unjustly bore and thus failed to establish that unreimbursed expenses pushed his wages below the federal minimum rate, his former ... (more story)