Expert Analysis

How Employers Should Prep For NLRB, OSHA Collaboration

The National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recent announcement of ... (more story)

3 Evolving Issues Shaping The College Sports Legal Playbook

Conference realignment will seem tame compared to the regulatory and policy developments likely to transform colle... (more story)

Employer Lessons After 2023's Successful Labor Strikes

Following recent historic strikes in the automotive, entertainment and health care industries, employers of all ty... (more story)

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Firefighters Say Mass. City Skimped On OT Since 2000

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.

Ohio Panel Says Transit Union Deserves Back Pay Hearing

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)

Trader Joe's United filed an unfair labor practice charge Thursday alleging the grocery store chain was too quick to declare an impasse on discipline and management rights issues during contract negotiations. (iStock)
Trader Joe's Jumped Gun With Impasse Call, Union Says

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)

Union Pension Fund Seeks Toss Of Mechanic's Benefits Claim

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)

Justices Call O'Connor 'American Hero,' 'Perfect Trailblazer'

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)

Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

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 Fights Union Fund's Bid For Pretrial Pension Row Win

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)

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MIT Accused Of Bias, Retaliation Against Black Employee

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)

Detroit Tigers Purged Older Workers, Ex-Employee Says

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)

Amazon and a former employee struck a deal to end her race and sex bias lawsuit, which claimed that her firing was due to bias against her Colombian heritage and in retaliation for flagging safety and discrimination concerns. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Amazon Settles Latina Ex-Worker's Wrongful Firing Suit

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)

Feds Say Biz Group Lacks Standing In Trans Coverage Suit

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)

Up Next At High Court: Purdue Pharma, Taxes & Job Transfers

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)

Defense Co. Refused To Retract Resignation, Worker Says

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)

Booz Allen Used Sex Assault Story To Fire Worker, Suit Says

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)

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Paramedics, EMTs And Fla. Ambulance Co. Settle OT Suit

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.

Fighters Say UFC Can't Avoid Wage Suppression Trial

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 mop and a bucket stood in the lobby entrance of a gallery in New York City.  Photo Credit: Anthony Behar/Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)
Judge Gives 1st OK To Janitors' $30M Classification Deal

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)

Former Geico Agents' Misclassification Suit Gets Tossed

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)

NY Restaurant Can't Escape Claims In Wage Suit

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)

Carvana Agrees To Shell Out $1M To End Wage Suit

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)

NY Judge Revives Beer Co. Driver's State Law OT Claim

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)