Expert Analysis

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: February Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy discusses five notable circuit court... (more story)

NYC Cos. Must Prepare For Increased Sick Leave Liability

A recent amendment to New York City's sick leave law authorizes employees for the first time to sue their employer... (more story)

Employer Best Practices In Light Of NY Anti-Trans Bias Report

A recent report from the New York State Department of Labor indicates that bias against transgender and nonbinary ... (more story)

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Cal State Student Assistants Vote To Unionize

Student workers at California State University voted to unionize with a Service Employees International Union affiliate, a vote that the union said creates the largest bargaining unit for such workers in the United States.

NCAA Can't Enforce NIL Restrictions Amid Suit, Judge Rules

A Tennessee federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction preventing the NCAA from enforcing its ban on name, image and likeness compensation for athletes being recruited by institutions, allowing t... (more story)

The National Labor Relations Board says Atlantic Veal and Lamb LLC is responsible for two labor law violations. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
NLRB Says Meat Co. Dodged Union On Layoffs, Info Request

A New York meat distributor violated federal labor law by laying off six employees without consulting its workers' union and by withholding information about forthcoming changes to its production process, a Na... (more story)

NLRB Official OKs Teamsters Vote At Calif. Cannabis Facility

About 54 employees of a Sacramento, California, facility that stores and delivers cannabis can vote on representation by a Teamsters local, a National Labor Relations Board official ruled, saying the United Fo... (more story)

Calif. Forecast: Court Weighs Bay Area Transit Vax Mandate

In the coming week, attorneys should keep an eye out for a potential ruling on summary judgment bids in a religious discrimination case involving former San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District workers. H... (more story)

Starbucks' Store Closure Threat Is Illegal, NLRB Judge Says

Starbucks legally reduced a pro-union employee's hours, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled, dismissing other unfair labor practice claims but holding that the coffee giant did unlawfully threaten pos... (more story)

NY Forecast: 'Loser Pays' Arbitration Clause At 2nd Circ.

This week, the Second Circuit will consider a staffing company's challenge to a lower court decision that blocked arbitration proceedings with a worker over a provision in the arbitration agreement that requir... (more story)

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9th Circ. Seems Skeptical Of Vegas Worker's Harassment Suit

The Ninth Circuit appeared hesitant Friday to fully revive a Las Vegas casino employee's suit alleging it did nothing while she was harassed on the casino floor by former NFL player Richard Sherman, with one j... (more story)

Reed Smith Names New Heads In Downtown LA, Century City

Reed Smith LLP has named new managing partners at its two Los Angeles offices, with a longtime corporate attorney assuming control in the Century City office and a labor and employment attorney taking the rein... (more story)

A middle school assistant principal's lawsuit alleging retaliation for flagging a student's sexual assault was not reinstated by a Tenth Circuit panel that backed a trial court's granting of summary judgment to her Kansas school district. (
10th Circ. Won't Reopen School Admin's Retaliation Suit

The Tenth Circuit declined Friday to reinstate a middle school assistant principal's lawsuit alleging she was retaliated against for flagging a student's sexual assault, saying she failed to show that the scho... (more story)

Mich. Panel Lets Truck Co.'s Win Stand In Age Bias Suit

A Michigan appeals court has refused to reinstate a former truck company employee's lawsuit alleging she was fired because she was in her 50s and flagged a health issue, saying she failed to rebut the company'... (more story)

Houston School Defeats Gay Teacher's Discrimination Suit

A Texas federal judge tossed a teacher's suit claiming he was let go for being gay, ruling that the Montessori school he worked for showed that his contract wasn't renewed because of complaints about his teach... (more story)

Ex-Software Co. Worker Axed For Unpaid Wage Ask, Suit Says

A software company fired an 86-year-old employee after he complained that he was not paid for months of work, the worker alleged in a lawsuit filed in New Jersey state court, saying his former employer owes hi... (more story)

11th Circ. Backs Hospital's Win In Black Worker's Bias Suit

The Eleventh Circuit refused to reinstate a worker's suit accusing a hospital of passing her over for a promotion because she's Black and then placing her on leave after she complained, saying she failed to re... (more story)

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Amazon Pays $1.9M To Abused Workers In Saudi Arabia

Amazon has paid $1.9 million to over 700 migrant workers who suffered human rights abuses at two of its warehouses in Saudi Arabia, the company said.

Cannabis Workers Say Co. Imposed Quotas, Didn't Pay Up

California cannabis company Glass House Brands Inc. and a number of its subsidiaries were hit with a proposed class action suit Tuesday claiming it bilked workers out of sick pay, minimum wage and lunch breaks... (more story)

The Seventh Circuit says an Illinois firefighter was not entitled to a raise, and therefore his department was not wrong for requiring him to attend college classes first. ( Hardman)
7th Circ. Says Bonuses Needn't Be Disability-Accessible

An Illinois fire department did not fail to accommodate a firefighter's disability by requiring him to attend college classes before giving him a raise, the Seventh Circuit ruled Friday, because raises are not... (more story)

Recruiter Claims Staffing Co. Cheated Workers Out Of OT

A payroll and human resources company required its recruiters to obtain written pre-approval to work overtime and receive pay for it but never greenlighted any overtime, resulting in employees working off the ... (more story)

Okla. Hospital's Pay Rounding Isn't Neutral, Worker Says

A hospital operator underpays its staff by erasing instances of workers clocking in early and punishing incidents of tardiness, a worker alleged in a proposed class and collective action filed in Oklahoma federal court.

4 Trends Executive Compensation Attorneys Are Watching

A Delaware Chancery judge's rejection of Elon Musk's $55 billion Tesla pay package shows how a court historically viewed as corporate-friendly may be shifting, one of several trends executive compensation expe... (more story)

Staffing Co. To Pay $1.75M, Reclassify Workers In Calif. Deal

An online shift-booking platform for hotel and restaurant workers will pay $1.75 million to end claims by San Francisco's city attorney and the state of California that it engaged in wage theft by misclassifyi... (more story)