Expert Analysis

Tailoring Compliance Before AI Walks The Runway

Fashion industry players that adopt artificial intelligence to propel their businesses forward should consider way... (more story)

Where Anti-Discrimination Law Stands 4 Years After Bostock

On the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Bostock ruling, Evan Parness and Abby Rickeman at C... (more story)

Crafting An Effective Workplace AI Policy After DOL Guidance

Employers should take proactive steps to minimize their liability risk after the U.S. Department of Labor released... (more story)

Labor More

Ex-Philly Union Head Denied Acquittal On Embezzlement

A Pennsylvania federal judge has declined to throw out the conviction of John Dougherty, the former business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, on charges that he stole mo... (more story)

Minn. AG Says Biz Groups Can't Topple Captive Meetings Law

The Minnesota attorney general and other state officials fought off claims from a company and two business groups against a law barring employers from disciplining workers who don't want to listen to so-called... (more story)

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy violated federal labor law when he made three statements in 2022 that unionization would make it more difficult for workers to maintain direct relationships with managers, NLRB prosecutors told the board Friday. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Amazon CEO's Comments Broke Labor Law, NLRB Attys Say

The Amazon CEO's decision to state publicly that unionization could damage workers' direct relationship with managers should land the company on the hook for a labor law violation, National Labor Relations Boa... (more story)

Teamsters Fund Must Face Pension Conversion Suit

A West Coast-based Teamsters pension fund must keep facing claims that it shortchanged married retirees by using outdated data to convert their benefits from single-life annuity form, with a Washington federal... (more story)

Junior Leaguers Are Offsides On Antitrust Claims, NHL Says

The NHL is looking to squash a putative antitrust class action from players in its developmental leagues alleging exploitation and abuse, telling a New York federal court that such disputes over pay and work c... (more story)

NLRB Fights Longshore Union's Work Spat At 9th Circ.

The National Labor Relations Board defended its decision finding a longshore union unlawfully continued to fight jurisdiction over maintenance work in the Port of Seattle that was awarded to the Machinists, te... (more story)

DOL Says Union's Farm Wage Challenge Too Late

The U.S. Department of Labor has pushed back against a challenge to rules introduced in 2022 that a Washington union said are depressing farmworkers' wages, telling a federal judge Friday that the union should... (more story)

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Radio Host Says Politics Behind 'All Lives Matter' Tweet Firing

A former radio announcer for the Sacramento Kings is forging ahead with his wrongful termination suit in California federal court, emphasizing that broadcaster Bonneville International Corp.'s decision to fire... (more story)

Health Co. Narrows Doctor's Reneged Benefits Suit

An Arizona federal judge trimmed a doctor's suit claiming her healthcare system employer refused to let her use her benefits to take time off to undergo cancer treatments, but kept alive claims that the compan... (more story)

The Fourth Circuit brought back a suit alleging that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration rescinded a job offer after learning the applicant was involved in a sex harassment case against the FBI. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Split 4th Circ. Panel Reopens DEA Applicant's Retaliation Suit

The Fourth Circuit reinstated a lawsuit Monday accusing the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of pulling a job offer after it learned the applicant had participated in a sexual harassment suit against the F... (more story)

6th Circ. Backs University's Win In ADA Bias, Retaliation Suit

The Sixth Circuit refused Monday to revive a former Western Michigan University employee's lawsuit claiming he was fired for requesting accommodations for his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ruling C... (more story)

8th Circ. Sides With Minn. DOT In Injured Worker's ADA Suit

The Eighth Circuit on Monday backed the Minnesota Department of Transportation in a suit by a former mechanic who alleged the agency discriminated against him after an on-the-job injury, finding MNDOT reasonab... (more story)

9th Circ. Won't Revive Ex-Uber Driver's Bias Suit

An Asian man who previously drove for Uber didn't provide enough information in his proposed class action to support his claim that the ride-hailing platform's use of customer ratings when making decisions to ... (more story)

Ex-EEOC Top Cop Backs Vax Religious Bias Suit At 4th Circ.

A former general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged the Fourth Circuit to revive a nurse's suit claiming she was fired from a Virginia health system for refusing the COVID-19 vac... (more story)

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UFC Fighters Swing Again To Get OK On $335M Wage Deal

UFC fighters seeking preliminary approval for their $335 million deal to end class claims that the mixed martial arts organization suppressed their wages submitted a revised distribution plan Monday, after a N... (more story)

No Commission For $32M Sales Of COVID PPE, NJ Panel Says

An employee who sold more than $32 million in personal protective equipment during three months of the COVID-19 pandemic is not entitled to $1.3 million in commissions under the New Jersey Wage Payment Law, be... (more story)

The Associated General Contractors of America said a Texas federal judge’s ruling that blocked part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s construction prevailing wage rule was a “significant legal victory” for the group and its more than 27,000 construction industry members. (
Judge Blocks Part Of DOL Construction Prevailing Wage Rule

A Texas federal judge on Monday blocked parts of a U.S. Department of Labor rule changing how prevailing wages are determined for federally funded construction projects from going into effect, saying the depar... (more story)

Tax Preparers Win Recommendation For Class Cert. In OT Suit

A group of tax preparers have met the requirements to form a class in a suit accusing their former employer of failing to pay overtime, a New York federal magistrate judge said, rejecting the employer's argume... (more story)

Refinery Wants Class Decertified In Standby Pay Suit

A class of operator and maintenance workers alleging an oil refinery company failed to pay them for the time they spent waiting to be called into work should be decertified, the company told a California feder... (more story)

IT Co. Settles Fired Worker's Anxiety Leave Retaliation Suit

An information technology company has agreed to settle a former worker's suit claiming the company pushed him out of a job after he took medical leave to treat his anxiety that developed from working 16-hour d... (more story)

11th Circ. Backs Fla. Agency Win In Ex-Warden's FMLA Suit

The Eleventh Circuit refused Friday to reinstate a former warden's lawsuit accusing the Florida Department of Corrections of transferring and demoting her because she was nearing 60 and took six months of leav... (more story)