Expert Analysis

A Look At Global Employee Disconnect Laws For US Counsel

As countries worldwide adopt employee right to disconnect laws, U.S. in-house counsel at corporations with a globa... (more story)

How DEI Programs Are Being Challenged In Court And Beyond

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative action decision last year declaring the consideration of race ... (more story)

What Minority Biz Law Ruling Could Mean For Private DEI

A Texas federal court’s recent decision to strike down key provisions of the Minority Business Development Act ill... (more story)

Labor More

Hospital Asks DC Circ. To Rethink 'Successor Bar' Ruling

A Puerto Rico hospital on Friday asked the D.C. Circuit to reconsider a February panel decision that upheld the National Labor Relations Board's finding that the hospital unlawfully withdrew recognition from a... (more story)

Starbucks Warns Of Open 'Floodgates' With NLRB Deference

Starbucks told the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday that siding with the National Labor Relations Board's arguments about deference to the agency for federal court injunction requests would "open the floodgates" i... (more story)

Whole Foods is fighting a Title VII suit accusing the company of firing workers for wearing BLM masks. (Photo by Jimin Kim/SOPA Images/Sipa USA via AP Images)
Whole Foods Illegally Sought Group Chats, NLRB Judge Says

Whole Foods illegally requested group chat messages between a fired employee and co-workers as part of a Title VII case now before the First Circuit, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled, finding the c... (more story)

Mich. High Court Snapshot: Atty Sanctions Kick Off April

The Michigan Supreme Court returns Tuesday for its April session, hearing oral arguments about judges' ability to sanction lawyers for past attorneys' work in a case, what defendants say could be double recove... (more story)

US Steel Stockholders Greenlight $14.9B Sale To Nippon

U.S. Steel said Friday that its shareholders have "overwhelmingly" approved the American steel company's nearly $15 billion takeover by Japan's Nippon Steel, a positive development in a deal that's otherwise r... (more story)

Ex-Philly Union Leader Denied Bench Trial In Extortion Case

A Pennsylvania federal judge has denied twice-convicted former International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty's request to have his third criminal trial — this time... (more story)

Calif. Forecast: Twitter Wants Age Bias Suit Tossed

In the coming week, attorneys should keep an eye out for the potential dismissal of a proposed age discrimination class and collective action against Twitter Inc. and its successor, X Corp. Here's a look at th... (more story)

Discrimination More

UMG Seeks Escape From Woman's Diddy Sex Assault Suit

UMG Recordings Inc. urged a New York state judge on Thursday to dismiss it from a lawsuit accusing hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs and R&B artist Aaron Hall of sexually assaulting a woman in 1990, saying the ... (more story)

AAA Wants Dismissal Over Depo No Show For Solar Eclipse

AAA asked a Florida federal court to toss a former employee's gender discrimination suit after he skipped out on a deposition to watch the solar eclipse, part of a pattern of nonprosecution and delay of the ca... (more story)

An Illinois federal judge found Chicago must face a suit by Black former water management workers for the city who said they faced racist treatment on the job. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
Chicago Water Workers' Race Bias Suit Headed To Trial

The City of Chicago can't dodge a lawsuit alleging its water management department created a work environment replete with racist slurs and subjected Black workers to harsher punishment than white colleagues, ... (more story)

Dunn DeSantis Expands San Diego Office With 7 Attorneys

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick LLP recently expanded its San Diego office with the addition of seven employment law attorneys, the firm said in a statement.

'Much More Is Coming': Experts See Wave Of AI-Related Suits

Legal experts speaking Friday at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law's symposium on artificial intelligence and evidence in civil litigation warned that broadening usage and increased regulati... (more story)

Berry Appleman Faces Disability Bias Suit By Ex-Tech Lead

Global immigration law firm Berry Appleman & Leiden is facing a disability discrimination suit filed Friday in Texas federal court by its former software tech lead, who says the firm set him up to fail when he... (more story)

Petition Watch: Judge DQs, 'Excessive' Damages & Price Wars

A former al-Qaida member has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify disqualification protocol for judges overseeing a case related to their prior work as a government attorney, and energy drink manufacturers ... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Wash. Hospital Workers Say Class Suits Are Mirror Images

A group of healthcare workers urged a Washington state judge to find that their employer has violated the same wage laws that an affiliated hospital system was recently found liable for in a parallel case, con... (more story)

Jackson Lewis Hires Employment Litigator In Baltimore

Employer-side firm Jackson Lewis PC has added a former U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission litigator to its Baltimore office who says her experience with the federal bias watchdog gives her a comprehe... (more story)

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act lawsuits lend themselves to class treatment, according to a proposed class of workers for the now-shuttered digital media startup The Messenger. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
Journalists Say WARN Act Claims Perfect For Class Cert.

Workers for the now-shuttered digital media startup The Messenger urged a New York federal judge Friday to certify a class of hundreds of staffers who were terminated with no advance notice in violation of the... (more story)

Ex-Luxury Brand Workers Request Class Cert. In OT Suit

Retail workers for the high-end fashion brand Comme Des Garçons asked a New York federal judge to grant them nationwide collective certification in a lawsuit alleging the company misclassified them as managers... (more story)

Online Pharmacy Wants Out Of Courier's Misclassification Suit

An online pharmacy asked a Massachusetts federal judge Friday to toss claims against it in a delivery worker's independent contractor misclassification lawsuit against the pharmacy and its delivery provider, s... (more story)

NY Forecast: 2nd Circ. Hears Tech Co. Retaliation Suit

This week, the Second Circuit will consider a former marketing manager's lawsuit claiming that the head of the technology company where she worked sexually harassed her and that she was fired after she refused... (more story)

Chipotle Pays $2.9M To End Seattle Wage Violation Probe

Fast-food chain Chipotle has agreed to pay nearly $2.9 million to more than 1,800 workers at eight of its restaurants in Seattle to resolve the city's investigation into employees' allegations that the employe... (more story)