Expert Analysis

Water Cooler Talk: Investigation Lessons In 'Minority Report'

Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs at Troutman Pepper discuss how themes in Steven Spielberg's Science Fiction masterpi... (more story)

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: February Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy discusses five notable circuit court... (more story)

NYC Cos. Must Prepare For Increased Sick Leave Liability

A recent amendment to New York City's sick leave law authorizes employees for the first time to sue their employer... (more story)

Labor More

NLRB Should Overrule Anti-Union Hiring Precedents, GC Says

Agency prosecutors urged the National Labor Relations Board to overrule four of its precedents in a refusal-to-hire case between a pipefitters union and Georgia manufacturer, calling for a shift in analysis fo... (more story)

GOP Lawmakers Press PBGC On $127M Pension Overpay

The federal agency that bails out failing pension plans gave inadequate answers to two Republican lawmakers' questions about the agency's accidental $127 million overpayment to a Teamsters plan during the coro... (more story)

The Sixth Circuit panel said the Federal Bureau of Prisons' defunct contractor Bannum didn't provide a verified list of assets, its account numbers or even its bank names, the panel said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
6th Circ. Sanctions Prison Co. For Not Disclosing Asset Info

A Sixth Circuit panel has held a Federal Bureau of Prisons contractor in contempt for its "woefully inadequate" efforts to turn over financial records to the National Labor Relations Board as ordered, in a dis... (more story)

UAW, Fiat Chrysler Escape Engineers' Bribery Scheme Suit

The United Auto Workers, Fiat Chrysler and others are off the hook for state fraud and civil conspiracy claims brought by auto engineers in connection to a bribery scheme between union officials and the automa... (more story)

Teamsters Tell 7th Circ. Sysco Must Arbitrate Benefits Dispute

A Sysco distribution center in Indianapolis must arbitrate its dispute with a Teamsters local over workers' entitlement to early retirement benefits, the union told the Seventh Circuit, arguing the applicable ... (more story)

Mich. Judge Vacates Award For Fund's $40M Liability Claim

An arbitrator must again review a dispute over a union pension fund's claim that a demolition company owed more than $40 million in withdrawal liability, a Michigan federal judge ruled, vacating the arbitratio... (more story)

FTC Challenges Kroger's $25B Albertsons Buy

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new, national front Monday against Kroger's heavily criticized $24.6 billion purchase of fellow grocery store giant Albertsons, challenging a deal it said threatens bot... (more story)

Discrimination More

Atty's Suit Says Thompson Hine Allowed 'Toxic Boys Club'

Thompson Hine LLP has become the latest law firm to face discrimination allegations, after a former income partner filed a pro se lawsuit against the firm in New York federal court alleging she was sexually ha... (more story)

Cleary And Vladeck Raskin Must Face Cuomo's Subpoena Bid

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo can continue his effort to force Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Vladeck Raskin & Clark PC to turn over information about the women whose sexual misconduct accusation... (more story)

A Fashion Institute of Technology employee told the Second Circuit the school retaliated against her for complaining about what she said were racially offensive comments. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
2nd Circ. Leery Of FIT Worker's Retaliation Claims

A Second Circuit panel seemed reluctant Monday to revive a Black office worker's suit claiming her employer unlawfully denied her a promotion because she made internal race bias complaints, with one judge sayi... (more story)

Chevron Fired Female Manager But Let Men Slide, Suit Says

Chevron fired a female manager for keeping quiet about workers changing COVID-19 test records to evade travel restrictions but let men who did the same thing keep their jobs, according to a complaint filed in ... (more story)

Diddy Producer Says He Was Sexually Assaulted, Harassed

A producer who worked on Diddy's latest album said Monday that he was sexually assaulted and harassed by the rapper and his friends while living and working with him, and also witnessed Diddy providing "laced ... (more story)

Business, Not Bias, Led To Mostly Black Layoffs, Judge Finds

A federal judge has ruled that legitimate business interests drove a Washington, D.C., social services agency's choices regarding layoffs in 2010, despite those decisions disproportionately affecting Black wor... (more story)

Ex-Workers Fight X's Bid To Toss Sex Bias Suit

Former X Corp. workers urged a California federal court to keep in play their lawsuit alleging that Elon Musk's takeover of the company formerly known as Twitter caused women to lose their jobs, saying they pu... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

UFC, Fighters In Mediation Ahead Of Wage Suppression Trial

Ultimate Fighting Championship has entered private mediation with a group of fighters suing the promotion in Nevada federal court for suppressing their wages by up to $1.6 billion, adding a new wrinkle to the ... (more story)

DOL Contractor Rule Critics Ask 5th Circ. To Hasten Remand

The business coalition suing to block the U.S. Department of Labor's independent contractor rule asked the Fifth Circuit to expedite issuing a mandate remanding the case to lower court, saying it needs to file... (more story)

Peloton is settling three consolidated lawsuits accusing the company of unpaid wages, violations of meal and rest period laws and failures to include nondiscretionary bonuses in the calculation of overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
​Peloton Agrees To Shell Out $1.6M To End 3 Wage Cases

Exercise equipment company Peloton agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle three consolidated lawsuits alleging several wage and hour violations, spanning from allegations of miscalculating overtime to claims und... (more story)

Drivers Tell Justices Dismissal Not Needed During Arbitration

The Federal Arbitration Act is clear that courts should issue a stay on arbitrable suits, three delivery drivers told the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a Ninth Circuit decision tossing their misclassificati... (more story)

Hospital Denies Nurses OT For Work During Breaks, Suit Says

A Michigan hospital has been refusing to pay a group of nurses and technicians overtime wages by automatically deducting pay for meal breaks they cannot take, according to a proposed collective action filed in federal court.

Colo. Workers Say United Jumped Gun On OT Exemption

Employees of a United Airlines subsidiary who cleaned aircraft in Colorado airports were denied time-and-a-half overtime pay when they voluntarily picked up colleagues' shifts, two workers have alleged in a pr... (more story)

Coroners' OT Suit Trimmed, But Exemption Question Remains

A Pennsylvania county snagged a partial win in three deputy coroners' suit claiming unpaid overtime and retaliation, even though a federal judge said it is still not clear whether the workers fall under a fede... (more story)