Expert Analysis

The Shifting Landscape Of Physician Disciplinary Proceedings

Though hospitals have historically been able to terminate doctors' medical staff privileges without fear of court ... (more story)

Anti-DEI Complaints Filed With EEOC Carry No Legal Weight

Recently filed complaints against several companies' diversity, equity and inclusion programs alleging unlawful di... (more story)

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)

Labor More

Coal Exec's Widow Seeks Atty Fees After Toss Of $6.5B Suit

The widow of a bankrupt coal company's former president requested $525,000 in attorney fees and costs Monday after a D.C. federal judge tossed a suit alleging her husband's estate and another business owed a u... (more story)

Union, Workers Fight Subpoena Order Over NY Starbucks

Workers United and former Starbucks employees objected to a federal judge's order to comply with a subpoena of communications about workers' sentiments toward the union at a Long Island, New York, store, argui... (more story)

A First Circuit panel reversed summary judgment and reopened a lawsuit accusing Whole Foods of firing an employee who wore a Black Lives Matter mask at work, though the tossing of two other workers' claims held up. (Jimin Kim/SOPA Images/Sipa USA via AP Images)
1st Circ. Reopens Fired Whole Foods Worker's BLM Mask Suit

The First Circuit reinstated a lawsuit accusing Whole Foods of unlawfully disciplining and then firing an employee who wore a Black Lives Matter mask at work, overturning the Amazon-owned supermarket chain's pretrial win.

Guard Claims Union Kept Her 'In The Dark' About Fees

An International Guards Union of America affiliate did not give a U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee an audit report on agency fees and kept her "in the dark about its finances," she told a D.C. fed... (more story)

Justices Won't Review Ex-NYC Union Head's Bribery Rap

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the appeal of a former New York City union president who was convicted of taking bribes from now-defunct hedge fund Platinum Partners, rejecting a petition ... (more story)

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)

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Conn. Court Should Allow Award For PTSD Firing, Agency Says

Connecticut's state human rights watchdog has urged a state court to uphold a $62,000 award in favor of a Charter Communications worker who says she was fired because she had post-traumatic stress disorder, ar... (more story)

Hospital To Pay $45K To Resolve EEOC Racial Slur Firing Suit

A North Dakota hospital will pay $45,000 to resolve a lawsuit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lodged accusing it of firing a Black nurse's aide less than a week after she reported that a colle... (more story)

The lawsuits generally seek to hold Tesla liable for not doing enough to prevent racism from allegedly running rampant at its Fremont, California, factory since at least 2015. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
Tesla Workers' Atty Rips Claim Of Influence Over State Agency

Counsel representing a putative class of roughly 6,000 Black Tesla workers alleging the automaker has allowed racism to run rampant at its California factory fired back during a class certification hearing Mon... (more story)

10th Circ. Backs Kansas Hospital's Disability Bias Suit Win

The Tenth Circuit refused Monday to revive a doctor's lawsuit claiming a Kansas hospital refused to let him work after he was diagnosed with minor neurocognitive disorder, finding it was unreasonable to expect... (more story)

Harvard Says Antisemitism Case Not 'Legally Appropriate'

Harvard University has said a lawsuit seeking to force it to submit to court-ordered monitoring and other conditions following allegations of antisemitism on campus "is neither an effective nor legally appropr... (more story)

Jury Sides With Ala. City Education Board In Pay Bias Suit

An Alabama federal jury rejected a former athletic director's gender bias suit alleging she was paid less than male colleagues and demoted by an Alabama school board, four months after the case was revived by ... (more story)

Iowa Justices Nix Social Worker's $790K Harassment Suit Win

The Iowa Supreme Court overturned a social worker's $790,000 jury trial win in her lawsuit accusing Iowa's Department of Human Services of allowing a male supervisor to make sexualized comments to her and othe... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Drivers Can't Avoid Uber's 'Road Not Taken' Position

A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that the luxury car drivers who accused Uber Technologies Inc. of misclassifying them as independent contractors must respond to the company's renewed post-trial win bid,... (more story)

Pharmacy, Courier Co. Settle Driver's Classification Suit

A delivery driver and a CVS-owned pharmacy and a logistics and courier firm told an Illinois federal court that they have reached a settlement resolving claims that the company misclassified workers as indepen... (more story)

Workers for Gianni's at the Casa Casuarina in the former Versace Mansion cannot revive their lawsuit alleging that the restaurant paid less than minimum wage. (Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)
Versace Mansion Workers Lose Bid To Revive Wage Claims

Workers at the former Versace Mansion can't revive their minimum wage claims because a service fee charge is not a discretionary tip and was lawfully used to top off the workers' base hourly pay, the Eleventh ... (more story)

Calif. Trucking Groups To Fight AB 5 Ruling At 9th Circ.

A pair of California trucking industry groups and two drivers signaled they want the Ninth Circuit to undo a lower court's rejection of their challenge to the state's independent contractor classification law,... (more story)

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)

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)