Expert Analysis

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: July Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy considers cases touching on pre- and... (more story)

How To Comply With Chicago's New Paid Leave Ordinance

Chicago's new Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance went into effect earlier this month, so employers ... (more story)

A Way Forward For The US Steel-Nippon Deal And Union Jobs

Parties involved in Nippon Steel's acquisition of U.S. Steel should trust the Pennsylvania federal court overseein... (more story)

Labor More

6th Circ. Is No Help To CSX Worker Fired For Train Death Post

The Sixth Circuit ruled Thursday that a former CSX Transporation Inc. engineer waited too long to try to revive his wrongful termination suit stemming from his firing over an online post he made about a fatal ... (more story)

Barnes & Noble Settles Union's Labor Law Violation Claims

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers LLC and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union have resolved unfair labor practice claims at a New Jersey store, according to a copy of the settlement obtained by L... (more story)

SpaceX petitioned a Texas federal judge for an injunction to block a National Labor Relations Board case earlier this year, in connection with its constitutional challenge to the NLRB’s in-house court and other elements of the agency’s structure. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
SpaceX Tells 5th Circ. It Will Win Challenge To NLRB Structure

The Fifth Circuit should block claims that SpaceX violated labor law from proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board because the company has a good shot at winning its constitutional challenge to the... (more story)

NLRB Judge Finds Union Threatened Workers Who File ULPs

An International Longshoremen's Association local violated federal labor law by threatening workers who take part in National Labor Relations Board proceedings, an agency judge determined, saying the union's p... (more story)

Feds Say UAW Shouldn't Be Able To Keep Info From Monitor

Allowing the United Auto Workers to withhold information from the court-appointed monitor overseeing its cleanup from days of corruption and embezzlement would undermine the purpose of the monitorship, the fed... (more story)

X's NYC Office Settles Ex-Janitors' Back Pay Suit

A group of unionized janitors who used to work in the New York City offices of social media company X have settled a suit alleging the company failed to comply with a city law requiring it to keep the janitors... (more story)

MTA Sued For Bus Service Cuts After Congestion Plan Nixed

New York City's Public Advocate hit the Metropolitan Transportation Authority with a proposed state court class action Wednesday aimed at reversing bus service cuts implemented after Gov. Kathy Hochul abruptly... (more story)

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Insults Fly As Attys Beef Over Ex-NFL Player's Sex Abuse Suit

Attorneys for an ex-NFL player and the former controller for his reptile shipping company accused each other of stonewalling, dishonesty and running up litigation costs at a hearing Thursday, where a Colorado ... (more story)

Florida Urges 11th Circ. To Allow Gender Law Despite Appeal

Florida officials have urged the Eleventh Circuit to immediately allow enforcement of a law restricting gender-affirming treatment for transgender minors and adults despite an appeal, saying that a lower court... (more story)

Several Republican attorneys general say an Indiana federal judge got it wrong when she tossed a Christian teacher’s lawsuit alleging he was unlawfully forced to resign because he would not use transgender students’ preferred names and pronouns. (Nicolas Armer/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)
Red States Back Christian Teacher Over Pronoun Policy

A group of Republican attorneys general urged the Seventh Circuit to revive a teacher's lawsuit claiming he was fired for refusing to call a transgender student by their preferred name, saying the trial court ... (more story)

9th Circ. Revives Fired Doctor's COVID Vax Religious Bias Suit

The Ninth Circuit revived a doctor's claims that Washington State University failed to accommodate his religious beliefs when it fired him from his residency for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, ruling Thursday ... (more story)

Ex-Seattle Port Police Chief Seeks Up To $20M In Firing Trial

The Port of Seattle's former police chief told a Washington state jury on Thursday that $14 million to $20 million from his former employer would be a "reasonable range" of damages for robbing him of his law e... (more story)

Nurse Fired For Refusing Transgender Surgery, Bias Suit Says

A traveling nurse was illegally fired from her post with a healthcare system, and then subsequently blacklisted from future positions, after she refused to assist on a gender-affirming surgery because it contr... (more story)

Ga. County Escapes Jailer Discrimination Suit

Troup County, Georgia, beat a retaliation and discrimination suit lodged by a former jail officer who had accused the county of allowing a chief deputy sheriff to allude to her being owned by someone in a slav... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Miner Seeks Atty Fees After 4th Circ. DOL Judges Ruling

A former miner urged the Fourth Circuit to approve approximately $21,000 in attorney fees in his case seeking benefits for his black lung disease, saying he has been unable to reach a settlement with an engine... (more story)

BAE Gets Wage Claims Cut From Engineer's Retaliation Suit

A former engineer for BAE Systems adequately alleged that it understood he was raising concerns about his overtime pay when it chose to fire him, a Maryland federal magistrate judge ruled, keeping alive the ex... (more story)

A Maryland federal judge shot down the notion that some of an unclaimed settlement over tip rules should go to lawyers for Famous Dave's workers, saying that what they were already paid "will have to suffice for their work in this case, past and future." (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA via AP Images)
Famous Dave's Attys Can't Score Extra Fees In $1M Tip Deal

Attorneys representing workers for Famous Dave's can't get additional fees from funds left over from a settlement resolving claims that the restaurant chain violated tip regulations, a Maryland federal judge r... (more story)

FordHarrison Taps Wage-Hour Leader To Helm LA Shop

FordHarrison LLP named the leader of its wage and hour practice to take over as managing partner in the firm's Los Angeles office, turning to an attorney who started at the firm over a decade ago as an associate.

Au Pair Co. Can't Arbitrate Wage Claims, 1st Circ. Told

A group of former au pairs who say they were underpaid for their work has urged the First Circuit to affirm that Cultural Care can't force them into arbitration in Switzerland, calling the agency's position a ... (more story)

Urgent Care Nurses Snag Collective Cert. In Wage Suit

Nurses claiming an urgent care chain owes them wages can move forward as a collective in their suit, an Illinois federal judge ruled, saying the worker who lodged the suit showed she was similarly situated as her colleagues.

Warner Bros. Hit With PAGA Suit By Background Actor

Warner Bros. has not been paying background actors all their wages owed by failing to incorporate incentive payments into overtime calculations and requiring them to work through breaks unpaid, according to a ... (more story)