A bipartisan group of House lawmakers reintroduced a bill Monday that aims to lower the evidentiary bar that workers pursuing age bias cases need to clear to show they faced unlawful discrimination, a measure the lawmakers said would counteract a 2009 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
A group of unions and officials representing Wisconsin public employees have filed a new state court challenge to a 2011 law that gutted their collective bargaining rights, claiming it violates the state constitution by exempting certain state workers, like cops, but not others.
In the final month of 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case over whether lateral job transfers can qualify as unlawful discrimination, and the First Circuit will consider reviving a suit by Whole Foods workers who say they were illegally fired for wearing Black Lives Matter apparel. Here's a look at oral argument sessions that discrimination lawyers should keep an eye on in December.
Louis Cannon, Erika Hughes and Ashley Strittmatter
The National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recent announcement of ... (more story)
Steve Olson, David Cohen and Jamie Quinn
Conference realignment will seem tame compared to the regulatory and policy developments likely to transform colle... (more story)
Lenny Feigel and Mark Neuberger
Following recent historic strikes in the automotive, entertainment and health care industries, employers of all ty... (more story)
A pair of Massachusetts firefighters filed a proposed class action in federal court on Friday alleging the town of Brookline and its fire department improperly calculated base pay and overtime rates as far back as 2000.
An Ohio state appeals court ruled that the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority might not be done compensating three workers it fired and then reinstated following arbitration awards in the Amalgamated Tr... (more story)
A Massachusetts Trader Joe's violated its bargaining obligations by prematurely declaring an impasse on key issues during negotiations for a first contract with its workers' union, the union claimed in a new u... (more story)
A union pension fund asked an Illinois federal judge to toss a 67-year-old mechanic's allegations that he was wrongfully denied pension benefits, saying the fund's trustees were within their rights to deny his... (more story)
Following news of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's death at the age of 93, current and former high court justices paid public homage to her trailblazing career, devotion to the rule of ... (more story)
BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and... (more story)
Univar Solutions USA Inc. told an Illinois federal judge that the company isn't liable for thousands in allegedly unpaid pension contributions, claiming the fund accepted a labor contract between the chemical ... (more story)
A Black employee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus medical center was told she was denied a promotion because she was "rough around the edges" and subjected to retaliation after she filed c... (more story)
A former clubhouse manager for the Detroit Tigers baseball team urged a Michigan federal court not to toss his suit claiming he was fired because he was nearly 60 years old, arguing his termination was part of... (more story)
Online retail giant Amazon struck a deal to end a race and sex bias suit from a former employee who said she was fired due to her Colombian heritage and for speaking out about discrimination and safety concern... (more story)
The Biden administration has hit back at a Christian business association's attempt to block its policy requiring businesses to offer insurance for gender transition procedures, saying the group lacks standing... (more story)
The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday for the last argument session of the calendar year to consider whether bankruptcy courts have the authority to sign off on third-party liability releases in Chapter 11 pla... (more story)
Aerospace and defense contractor Collins Aerospace interfered with a worker's state and federal right to take medical leave, the employee alleged, by refusing to allow her to revoke her resignation in lieu of ... (more story)
A former associate who complained about sexism at Booz Allen was unlawfully fired when the consulting firm deemed a news article — in which she disclosed that she had been sexually assaulted — breached company... (more story)
On the eve of a trial, a group of emergency medical technicians and paramedics told a Florida federal court that they reached a settlement with an ambulance service that they accused of not providing overtime.
Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters assailed the company for trying to avoid trial next year on antitrust claims alleging it suppressed wages by up to $1.6 billion through coercive, exclusive contracts and... (more story)
A California federal judge gave initial approval to a $30 million deal resolving a 15-year dispute between Jan-Pro and more than 2,000 janitorial workers alleging they were misclassified as independent contrac... (more story)
An Ohio federal court tossed a lawsuit against Geico claiming that it withheld benefits from its insurance agents by misclassifying them as independent contractors, finding Friday that the former agents don't ... (more story)
An ex-server in New York City may proceed with claims that his former employer provided inaccurate wage statements, as a New York federal judge ruled that he sufficiently alleged that deficient paystubs preven... (more story)
A worker asked a California federal court to approve a $1.05 million settlement with online car dealer Carvana, saying the deal is the best way to end his proposed wage and hour class action that could cover m... (more story)
A New York federal judge agreed to reconsider a decision to toss an unpaid overtime claim a driver brought against a beer distributor in a proposed class action, agreeing that a more recent Second Circuit deci... (more story)
A North Carolina community bank is suing a former vice president in its wealth management division and a former administrator for allegedly absconding with a slew of client information when they quit to work f... (more story)
Federal prosecutors accused a physical therapy clinic in Texas and its owner of billing thousands of false claims to a federal workers' compensation fund, alleging that they defrauded the government of $2 million.
A Maine businessman sentenced for pandemic aid fraud urged the First Circuit on Monday to erase a stipulation of his post-prison release that bars him from self-employment, arguing the judge didn't "connect th... (more story)