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)

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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)

A National Labor Relations Board panel found a tank cleaning company illegally fired two workers for their activities within a local of the International Union of Operating Engineers, whose building in Washington, D.C., is pictured. (
'Extensive' Anti-Union Bid Merits Bargaining Edict, NLRB Says

A National Labor Relations Board panel issued a bargaining order against a tank cleaning company that engaged in an "extensive" anti-union campaign, but a dissenting board member said some of the remedies orde... (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)

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)

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)

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)

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Off-Road Vehicle Dealer Strikes Deal In EEOC Sex Bias Suit

A motor sports retailer will settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging it told a female sales manager her role was being scrapped and fired her, only to replace her with a less-experi... (more story)

4th Circ. Backs Navy's Win In Black Employee's Bias Case

The Fourth Circuit refused to upend the U.S. Navy's defeat of a Black civilian employee's lawsuit alleging he lost a promotion because he'd complained about being treated worse than white colleagues, finding T... (more story)

A split Sixth Circuit panel overturned a $1.5 million jury trial award for a U.S. Army reservist who was fired from his Tennessee county jail job and the majority ordered a new trial for his Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act lawsuit against his former employer. (
Split 6th Circ. Upends Jail Worker's $1.5M Win In USERRA Suit

A split Sixth Circuit panel on Thursday overturned a former county jail employee's $1.5 million jury trial win in his lawsuit alleging he was wrongly accused of taking invalid military leave and then fired, de... (more story)

Jewish Attys Sue Union Over Dues After Pro-Palestine Stance

A public defenders union violated the First Amendment by forcing two Jewish attorneys who oppose its pro-Palestine rhetoric to continue paying dues, the New York City-based attorneys claimed in a federal lawsu... (more story)

Full 8th Circ. Hears Ark. Bid To Revive Youth Trans Care Ban

An en banc panel of the Eighth Circuit weighing whether to revive an Arkansas state law that banned gender-affirming care for children and teens heard oral arguments Thursday, as Arkansas officials sought to d... (more story)

2nd Circ. Rules Flores Can't Block NFL's Arbitration Challenge

The Second Circuit on Thursday handed the NFL a win in its effort to overturn a decision that kept former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores' racial discrimination lawsuit out of arbitration, ruling Flores... (more story)

Black Workers, Fish Farm Settle Claims Of Migrant Hiring Bias

Black farmers and a Mississippi-based fish farm have agreed to settle claims that the farm pushed out the U.S. citizen farmers in favor of Mexican migrant workers, they announced to a Mississippi federal court on Thursday.

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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)

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)

The White House’s OMB recently cleared the DOL’s proposed rule, which tackles executive, administrative and professional employees' exemption from the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime requirements. (iStock/Amy Sparwasser)
DOL's Final OT Rule Incoming After Clearing OMB Review

The U.S. Department of Labor might soon issue a final rule increasing salaries in order for workers to be considered overtime-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, after a proposed rule cleared the White ... (more story)

City Council Pushes Minneapolis Ride-Share Ordinance Date

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously agreed Thursday to postpone to July 1 the effective date of an ordinance setting up ride-share drivers' minimum wages, temporarily avoiding a Lyft and Uber exodus from the city.

Supermarket Chain Settles Fired Manager's Sex Bias Suit

A supermarket chain will pay a former store manager $25,000 to shutter her New York federal court suit claiming she was paid less than her male counterparts, and she was fired after complaining that her male s... (more story)

Ex-Geico Agents Ask 6th Circ. To Revive Classification Suit

A group of former Geico agents asked the Sixth Circuit to revive their claims that they were misclassified and denied benefits, challenging the accuracy and relevance of plan documents that the lower court rev... (more story)

Tech Co. To Pay Ex-Worker $7K To End Anxiety Firing Suit

A computer and cellphone accessory manufacturer will pay nearly $7,000 to end a former worker's suit alleging unpaid overtime as well as a failure to accommodate her extreme anxiety, a Georgia federal judge or... (more story)