Expert Analysis

2 Lessons From Calif. Overtime Wages Ruling

A California federal court's recent decision finding that Home Depot did not purposely dodge overtime laws sheds l... (more story)

Justices' Starbucks Ruling May Limit NLRB Injunction Wins

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Starbucks v. McKinney, adopting a more stringent test for National Lab... (more story)

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: July Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy considers cases touching on pre- and... (more story)

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Rising Star: Gibson Dunn's Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP helped car rental giant Enterprise dodge $160 million in claims that it illegally collected biometric data from workers when it used their fingerprints to register th... (more story)

Investment Adviser Seeks To Ax Union Fund's Bad Advice Suit

A union pension fund that claims it lost $30 million due to bad investment advice it received in the mid-2010s missed its chance to challenge that advice, an investment advisory firm argued in California feder... (more story)

A National Labor Relations Board panel ordered seven United Food and Commercial Workers locals in California to rescind a provision in the union’s collective bargaining agreement with Ralphs Grocery Co., determining the contract clause violated a section of the National Labor Relations Act. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
NLRB Dings UFCW Over Ralphs Pact's Subcontracting Clause

A provision dealing with subcontracting work in a contract between seven California United Food and Commercial Workers locals and a Kroger subsidiary violates federal labor law, the National Labor Relations Bo... (more story)

NLRB Official Greenlights Union Vote For Ky. Plumbing Techs

A group of plumbing technicians can vote on union representation, a National Labor Relations Board regional director concluded, saying the election will move forward despite a company's claim that "supervisory... (more story)

SAG-AFTRA Beats Vax Mandate Suit In Calif. Federal Court

A California federal judge has tossed a group of SAG-AFTRA members' claims that the union betrayed them by allowing studios to impose vaccine mandates after the pandemic, saying the workers' state-level claims... (more story)

Rising Star: Filippatos' Tanvir H. Rahman

Tanvir Rahman of Filippatos PLLC secured a $12 million settlement for a former Fox News producer who said she was used as a scapegoat during the network's legal battle with Dominion Voting Systems, earning him... (more story)

Meta Separation Deals Were 'Overly Broad,' NLRB Judge Says

Tech giant Meta violated federal labor law by offering laid-off employees separation agreements with "overly broad language" barring them from discussing employment terms or conditions, a National Labor Relati... (more story)

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4 Steps For Keeping Bias Out Of Performance Reviews

Though regular performance reviews are standard in many jobs, experts warn that bias can easily creep into evaluations and lead to illegal gender- and race-based pay gaps in a time of increased legislative and... (more story)

Jury Awards Hispanic Manager $643K In Bias, Retaliation Suit

A Georgia federal jury handed down a $643,000 win to a Hispanic former manufacturing production manager who accused the owner of a stone fabrication company of using racial slurs toward him then firing him aft... (more story)

A suit by former American Express employees alleging company diversity initiatives were biased against white people must go to arbitration, the Ninth Circuit found. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
9th Circ. Backs Arbitration In Former AmEx Workers' Bias Suit

The Ninth Circuit said Monday that a group of former American Express employees must arbitrate their suit claiming the company's diversity initiatives discriminated against white people, rejecting their argume... (more story)

Whole Foods Settles With Ex-Worker In BLM Mask Dispute

Whole Foods Market has reached a tentative settlement with a former employee at its Cambridge, Massachusetts, store who says she was fired in 2020 in retaliation for wearing a Black Lives Matter mask, a month ... (more story)

Globetrotters' Parent & Media Cos. Want Out Of Sex Bias Suit

The parent and media companies of the Harlem Globetrotters want out of a female former player's sex bias and harassment suit, telling a Georgia federal court she failed to exhaust her administrative remedies b... (more story)

State Street Sets Aside $4.2M To Address Wage Discrimination

Federal financial services provider State Street agreed to set aside $4.2 million to make wage adjustments in the future as part of a settlement to resolve allegations that it discriminated against some women ... (more story)

Wells Fargo Flouted Director's Dignity, Jury Told In ADA Trial

Wells Fargo chose to lay off a longtime managing director to avoid dealing with his request to continue working from home to cope with his bladder and colon condition as the bank readied for a return to office... (more story)

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As NCAA Loses On Athlete Pay, Economic Realities Shine

The Third Circuit's ruling that NCAA athletes may plausibly plead they are employees who are owed wages for the time they spend on sports underscores how its long-standing multifactor test for entitlement to p... (more story)

Nissan Dealer Can't Escape Ex-Worker's OT Claims

A Missouri Nissan dealership is still on the hook in a former office manager's lawsuit alleging she was misclassified as overtime exempt, with a federal judge ruling Monday it was still unclear whether the ex-... (more story)

The DOL won a judgment of about $36 million after a Pennsylvania federal court found that more than a dozen bankrupt nursing homes shortchanged workers' pay. (Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images)
Bankrupt Nursing Homes To Pay $36M To End DOL Wage Suit

More than a dozen bankrupt nursing homes will have to pay nearly $36 million in a U.S. Department of Labor's suit claiming workers weren't paid full wages after creating "an adversarial" payroll structure, a P... (more story)

Approval Sought For $1.2M Deal In Labor Trafficking Suit

A car parts manufacturer, two recruiting agencies and a group of Mexican engineers who alleged the companies lured them to the U.S. with false promises of high-paying jobs before forcing them to work manual la... (more story)

Home Health Co.'s $1M Wage Deal Scores Initial OK

A post-acute healthcare network will shell out about $1 million to end a suit that claimed it cheated direct support personnel workers out of overtime after misclassifying them as independent contractors, afte... (more story)

9th Circ. Backs TSA's Win In Ex-Worker's Retaliation Suit

The Ninth Circuit declined to reinstate a lawsuit alleging the Transportation Security Administration fired an officer for complaining that he faced a hostile work environment, saying he failed to overcome the... (more story)

Drivers Urge Court To Keep Amazon Wage Suit Alive

Delivery drivers accusing Amazon of misclassifying them as independent contractors urged a Washington federal judge not to grant the e-commerce giant's bid to toss the eight-year-old suit, saying their claims ... (more story)