Starbucks sent a letter to the president of Workers United on Friday seeking to resume stalled contract negotiations with workers at its unionized stores, though the company did not commit to proceeding in a hybrid bargaining format the union has demanded.
Proposed regulations implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act drew more than 100,000 comments after being submitted in August, and the Dec. 29 deadline for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to issue a final rule is approaching fast. Here, worker-side lawyers and advocates tell Law360 what they want to see in the final version.
State and city lawmakers are expected to keep passing increased worker protections in the coming year, including expanded leave laws, salary history bans and minimum pay standards for app-based workers — signaling a sustained shift in workplace norms, attorneys said. Here, Law360 explores the legislative trends that employment law practitioners should watch out for in 2024.
Alexis Dominguez and Alissa Griffin
While the delay of a particularly thorny provision of the Illinois temporary worker law will provide some short-te... (more story)
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As employers increasingly encounter wage and hour complaints under the Fair Labor Standards Act, more companies co... (more story)
The Fifth Circuit's Braidwood v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision could tee up U.S. Supreme Court ... (more story)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
In Case You Missed It: In this three-part series, Law360 delves into how immigration restrictions are exacerbating labor shortages in the healthcare, hospitality and technology industries, and what changes are... (more story)
Ninth Circuit judges hearing antitrust claims against an eastern Washington veterinary clinic on Friday kept getting hung up on how two of its vets could've been harmed by noncompete terms in an agreement they... (more story)
U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced a bill on Friday that would provide back pay to military officers whose promotions were delayed due to a months-long blockade made in protes... (more story)