Expert Analysis

Ill. Temp Labor Rules: No Clear Road Map For Compliance

While the delay of a particularly thorny provision of the Illinois temporary worker law will provide some short-te... (more story)

Tips For Defeating Claims Of Willful FLSA Violations

As employers increasingly encounter wage and hour complaints under the Fair Labor Standards Act, more companies co... (more story)

5th Circ. Ruling Sets Bostock, Faith Exemption Up For Review

The Fifth Circuit's Braidwood v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision could tee up U.S. Supreme Court ... (more story)

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BNSF Escapes Teamsters Unit's Contracting Suit

A Teamsters affiliate's suit alleging BNSF Railway Co. unlawfully hired outside contractors to perform maintenance-of-way work must head to arbitration, a Nebraska federal judge ruled Friday, saying the court ... (more story)

Ky. Airport Must Let Workers Picket DHL Hub, Teamsters Say

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is unconstitutionally prohibiting Teamsters-represented DHL employees from picketing on a public street in front of the company's hub during a strike, the... (more story)

An NLRB rule that goes into effect Dec. 26 will eliminate a 20-business-day waiting period between a board decision approving a union election and the election itself. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
NLRB GC Details Coming Changes To Board Election Rules

National Labor Relations Board general counsel Jennifer Abruzzo released a memo Friday explaining coming changes to union representation election procedures, which she said will "remove unnecessary barriers" t... (more story)

NLRB Judge Says Co. Can't Blame Union For Lack Of Raises

A trucking company owner illegally responded to a union flyer by telling workers that they would have gotten a wage hike already if they hadn't taken part in organizing activities, a National Labor Relations B... (more story)

NY Forecast: 2nd Circ. Hears Ex-FAA Worker's Retaliation Suit

This week, the Second Circuit will consider a former Federal Aviation Administration employee's lawsuit claiming he was retaliated against for a race discrimination suit he filed against the agency. Here, Law3... (more story)

Calif. Forecast: United Airlines Seeks Judgment In Wage Case

In the coming week, attorneys should watch for a potential judgment on the pleadings in a proposed wage and hour class action against United Airlines Inc. Here's a look at that case and other labor and employm... (more story)

NLRB Attys Say Blue Man Group School Can't Disregard Order

National Labor Relations Board prosecutors opposed a Blue Man Group-affiliated New York City private school's bid to toss a Second Circuit petition to enforce an unfair labor practice case order, saying the sh... (more story)

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Disney Must Face Class Of 9K Women Alleging Pay Disparity

A California state judge on Friday certified a class of at least 8,900 women who say The Walt Disney Co. paid them less than their male colleagues, rejecting Disney's argument that the women failed to adequate... (more story)

Producer Wasn't Fired For Politics, Fox News Says

Fox News has urged a D.C. federal judge to toss a wrongful termination suit by a former producer who says he was axed over his political affiliation stemming from his opposition to former President Donald Trum... (more story)

A lawsuit claiming tech company NTT Data's policy against employing former felons disproportionately discriminates against Black workers will be heard after a split Second Circuit panel vacated a lower court's dismissal of the plaintiffs' Title VII claims. (Europa Press via AP)
2nd Circ. Revives Bias Suit Over Co.'s Ex-Felon Hiring Ban

A split Second Circuit panel on Friday breathed new life into a suit claiming a technology firm's policy against hiring former felons discriminates against Black workers, ruling a trial court erred when it ref... (more story)

Damages Trial Delayed For Surgeon After Sex Bias Verdict

The damages phase of a surgeon's gender discrimination case against Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has been extended to Monday after the hospital claimed the doctor produced a surprise punitive damages c... (more story)

Ark. Youths Urge 8th Circ. To Uphold Access To Trans Care

Four Arkansas youths with gender dysphoria and their parents have urged the Eighth Circuit to affirm their access to gender-affirming medical care, arguing that the lower court correctly found Arkansas' new la... (more story)

Us Weekly Publisher Bias Suit Goes Out With Whimper

A New York federal judge tossed out a suit Friday that alleged the publisher behind Us Weekly subjected a former commerce writer to sexist treatment and fired her for raising complaints that her attention-defi... (more story)

Ex-Worker Says Western & Southern Robbed Her Of $1M

Western & Southern Financial Group Inc. allegedly fired a 73-year-old insurance sales representative based on trumped-up misconduct allegations in order to get out of paying her the more than $1 million she ha... (more story)

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Imaging Co.'s Wage Settlement Gets Final Approval

A deal that will see a diagnostic imaging company pay $768,000 to technologists who alleged they were denied adequate meal breaks earned a California federal judge's final stamp of approval Friday.

Rocket Mortgage Can't Escape Brokers' OT Suit

Rocket Mortgage can't duck claims that it compelled mortgage brokers to work overtime hours without commensurate pay, as an Arizona federal judge ruled that workers' claims about their regular after-hours work... (more story)

Foxx is seeking to confirm that the DOL will not issue a joint employment rule during Su’s tenure leading the agency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP Chair Urges DOL Not To Create Joint Employer Rule

The House Education and the Workforce Committee's chairwoman urged the U.S. Department of Labor to commit that it will not issue its own version of a rule mulling joint employment like the National Labor Relat... (more story)

Justices Take Up Case Over Fed. Employee Appeal Deadline

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to mull whether a deadline to challenge the Merit Systems Protection Board's decisions can have any wiggle room, taking up a U.S. Department of Defense worker's challenge t... (more story)

DOL Inks Deal For Workers Threatened During Pay Probe

The U.S. Department of Labor urged a Michigan federal judge Friday to sign off on a settlement ending its suit accusing the owner of an assisted living facility of retaliating against workers who had helped th... (more story)

Ex-Servers Seek Class Cert. In NY Eatery Tip Suit

Ex-servers for a pair of Manhattan eateries urged a New York federal court to certify a class of workers they say were underpaid and forced to share tips with ineligible colleagues, arguing that common proof c... (more story)

Pilots Can't Toss Settlement Releases In Wage Suit

A proposed class of pilots can't invalidate 57 settlement releases in its wage and hour lawsuit against an airline, a California federal judge has ruled, saying that while the airline could have done a better ... (more story)