Expert Analysis

Race Bias Defense Considerations After 11th Circ. Ruling

In Tynes v. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed that the McDonnell Douglas test ... (more story)

6 Ways To Minimize Risk, Remain Respectful During Layoffs

With a recent Resume Builder survey finding that 38% of companies expect to lay off employees this year, now is a ... (more story)

NYC Workplace AI Regulation Has Been Largely Insignificant

Though a Cornell University study suggests that a New York City law intended to regulate artificial intelligence i... (more story)

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Dartmouth Urges NLRB To Pause College Hoops Vote

Dartmouth College urged the National Labor Relations Board to hold off on a scheduled union vote among its men's basketball players, saying an agency official grossly misapplied federal law and ignored precede... (more story)

Calif. Forecast: State Justices To Hear 'Intentionality' Args

In the coming week, attorneys should watch for oral arguments at the California Supreme Court in a case dealing with the standard for penalties for "knowing and intentional" wage statement violations. Here's a... (more story)

The D.C. Circuit found that a rehab facility was allowed to distribute flyers during a union drive, saying the handouts were not illegal surveillance, in a departure from a National Labor Relations Board finding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
DC Circ. Finds Rehab's Flyers Aren't Unlawful Surveillance

The D.C. Circuit found Friday that a rehabilitation facility was within its rights under federal labor law to distribute flyers during a union drive, departing from the National Labor Relations Board's conclus... (more story)

DC Circ. Enforces UAW Bargaining Order With Auto Parts Co.

The National Labor Relations Board correctly found that an automotive parts manufacturer stalled and improperly withdrew recognition from a United Auto Workers local after union certification, the D.C. Circuit... (more story)

Starbucks' Discipline For Joke Was Illegal, NLRB Judge Says

Starbucks violated federal labor law by disciplining a pro-union worker at an Alabama store for a comment that was a "joke amongst [LGBTQ] friends," a National Labor Relations Board judge determined, ordering ... (more story)

GRSM50 Adds Employment Pro In San Diego From Solo Shop

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP, now known as GRSM50, is bolstering its employment team, bringing in a trial attorney, with his own firm, adept at class actions, as a partner in its San Diego office.

Chamber Tells Justices To Nix 'Watered-Down' Injunction Test

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Sixth Circuit decision over the rehire of seven fired Starbucks workers in Memphis, Tennessee, telling the nine ... (more story)

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Tesla Judge Sees 'Range Of Options' In Factory Race Bias Suit

A California state judge who previously indicated she's prepared to certify a 6,000-member class of Black Tesla workers alleging the company allowed racist language and graffiti at a California factory caution... (more story)

2nd Circ. Won't Revive Ex-Barclays Exec's Whistleblower Suit

The Second Circuit on Friday affirmed a lower court's decision to toss a whistleblower suit from a former Barclays executive, finding that he didn't sufficiently back up his allegations of retaliation under th... (more story)

The Eleventh Circuit did not revive a suit by a Black state housing agency worker who said her light-skinned Black supervisors discriminated against her because she was dark-skinned. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
11th Circ. Backs Ala. Agency's Win In Worker's Colorism Suit

The Eleventh Circuit declined Friday to reinstate a lawsuit from an Alabama state housing agency worker who said her lighter-skinned Black supervisors gave her grief for having dark skin, saying she failed to ... (more story)

Aetna Can't Escape Fertility Bias Suit From Same-Sex Couple

A California federal judge has declined to toss a woman's case challenging Aetna's fertility treatment coverage as discriminatory, finding at this stage, she has sufficiently argued that the policy discriminat... (more story)

Diddy Accuser Can't Continue Anonymously, NY Judge Rules

A woman who anonymously sued Sean "Diddy" Combs must reveal her identity as she continues to litigate her claims that the rapper and his record label's longtime president trafficked and raped her when she was ... (more story)

White, Male Writer Says CBS Uses Illegal Diversity Quotas

CBS Studios Inc. enacted discriminatory diversity quotas that kept white, straight men out of its writers rooms, according to a suit filed in California federal court by a freelance writer who said he was deni... (more story)

GOP Probes EEOC's Approach To Diversity Programs

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must explain how it is responding to allegations of race discrimination in company diversity programs, House Republicans told the agency in a letter Friday.

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Collective Decertified In Package Couriers' Unpaid OT Suit

Package couriers must individually pursue claims that a delivery company misclassified them as independent contractors and denied them overtime pay, an Ohio federal judge ruled, decertifying a collective of wo... (more story)

HSBC Must Turn Over Data In Lunch Break Pay Suit

A New York magistrate judge ordered HSBC Bank to turn over a trove of metadata from texts, emails and other communications to prove whether its bankers were forced to work through their lunch breaks, ruling th... (more story)

A potential waiver by a federal agency would entitle commercial truck and bus drivers to rest and meal periods required by state rules in California and Washington, which call for breaks every few hours. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Feds Likely To Drop Ban On States' Rest, Meal Break Rules

Rules in California and Washington that require rest and meal breaks for workers may once again apply to commercial truck and bus drivers if the U.S. Department of Transportation moves forward with proposals t... (more story)

Investment Co. Ordered To Follow Wage Suit Settlement

An investment advisory company must abide by a settlement previously approved by a New York federal court to resolve a former employee's unpaid wage claims, a federal judge has ruled.

Booz Allen Says Ex-Employee Can't Tie Firing To Sex

A former Booz Allen Hamilton worker pursuing a sex discrimination and retaliation suit failed to demonstrate how she would have been differently treated if she were male, the defense contractor and management ... (more story)

Trucking Co. Seeks Early Win In Colo. Drivers' OT Suit

A trucking company has asked a Colorado federal judge to grant it a win in a group of drivers' lawsuit alleging unpaid overtime, arguing that the workers can't prove the statute of limitations should be extend... (more story)

Employment Law Firm Sues IT Co. Over Ransomware Attack

California-based employment law firm Mastagni Holstedt has sued an IT solutions company in Sacramento County Superior Court, saying that after hiring the company to install a network system and server, the fir... (more story)