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 Says Agency Has Jurisdiction Over Mixed-Unit Dispute

A shipping company unlawfully refused and delayed giving a union requested information, the National Labor Relations Board said, finding the board has jurisdiction over an unfair labor practice spat involving ... (more story)

NLRB Member Mulls Shorter Contract Bar For Unratified CBAs

The National Labor Relations Board agreed with its Brooklyn office director that a union decertification petition filed by an employee of a New York City company must be dismissed as untimely, but one board me... (more story)

A D.C. Circuit panel affirmed an NLRB ruling finding that a Puerto Rico hospital could not challenge a union's majority status for six months after acquiring a company with a unionized workforce. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
DC Circ. Rejects Hospital's NLRB 'Successor Bar' Challenge

The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision finding a Puerto Rico hospital unlawfully withdrew recognition from a union after inheriting five bargaining units, rejecting the co... (more story)

Starbucks, Union Signal Talks On 'Foundational Framework'

Starbucks and Workers United announced Tuesday that they have agreed to move the needle on talks for a "foundational framework" related to collective bargaining and resolving litigation, saying both sides disc... (more story)

FTC Puts Labor Focus In Merger Basket For 1st Time

Higher consumer prices and reduced choice are no longer the only reasons the Federal Trade Commission will challenge mergers after the agency contested Kroger's planned $24.6 billion purchase of Albertsons bas... (more story)

Hogan Lovells Says It Was Barred From Labor Dispute Interviews

A Hogan Lovells attorney for Mexico's San Martín Mine told Law360 that his team has been shut out of proceedings in the first-ever labor-focused panel dispute under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, c... (more story)

Starbucks Says Comments On Union Views Not Defamatory

Starbucks urged a Pennsylvania federal court to toss claims that it defamed a union by framing it as favoring violence and terrorism, arguing that the challenged statements were expressions of opinion that cou... (more story)

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8th Circ. Axes Federal Mine Agency's Win In Pay Bias Row

A unanimous Eighth Circuit panel tossed a Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ruling that a cement company discriminated against a worker by cutting bonuses she was to receive for helping federal ... (more story)

TKO Reveals Ongoing Impact Of McMahon Issues In Filing

WWE is not immune to the personal legal battles and controversies of disgraced founder Vince McMahon, who was recently accused of trafficking a former employee, according to a recent regulatory filing by parent company TKO.

A Kentucky federal judge tossed a suit by a civilian human resources employee of the U.S. Army alleging that his employer gave preferential treatment to his female colleagues. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
US Army Escapes Male HR Worker's Gender Bias Suit

A Kentucky federal judge threw out a civilian human resources employee's lawsuit against the U.S. Army accusing it of holding women to more lax standards than him, saying he failed to rebut his employer's argu... (more story)

11th Circ. Says Late Filing Dooms Black Trucker's Bias Suit

The Eleventh Circuit refused to reinstate a lawsuit filed by a Black former truck driver for a waste management company who said he was unfairly berated by his supervisor and then fired after 30 years of servi... (more story)

3 Tips To Not Mess Up Calif. Pay Data Reports

Reporting pay data to state agencies is a newer facet of pay transparency, and attorneys say employers must set out clear compensation decision schemes and start gathering information sooner rather than later ... (more story)

Conn. State Worker Wants Atty Fees After Noose Trial Win

A Black employee of Connecticut's state energy and environmental regulator is asking a federal judge to award more than $200,000 in attorney fees after he prevailed in a lawsuit alleging that he was racially t... (more story)

NM Health Dept. Says Worker In Bias Suit Fired For Behavior

The New Mexico public health department said that it passed on promoting a former business operations specialist supervisor because someone else was more qualified and that it terminated the worker for inappro... (more story)

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Littler Transportation Co-Leader Jumps To Ogletree In SF

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC announced Wednesday that the co-leader of Littler Mendelson PC's transportation industry group was joining the firm as a shareholder in its San Francisco office.

Unsigned Arbitration Pact Likely Unenforceable

A Texas federal magistrate judge recommended denying a swimming pool contractor's motion to compel a former worker's unpaid overtime suit into arbitration, saying the arbitration agreement was invalid because ... (more story)

Lowe’s Home Centers LLC says a Ninth Circuit panel erred in ruling that the Federal Arbitration Act doesn’t preempt a California Supreme Court decision. (
Lowe's Asks Full 9th Circ. To Review PAGA Ruling

A Ninth Circuit panel should have solely relied on a U.S. Supreme Court decision when it overturned the dismissal of an ex-Lowe's employee's representative Private Attorneys General Act claims, the home improv... (more story)

Nurse Wants Staff Co. Wage Suit Paused For 11th Circ. Appeal

A nurse asked a Georgia federal judge to stay her proposed class action alleging a staffing firm lured nurses to work in Florida using unfulfilled wage promises, pending her appeal of a ruling denying her bid ... (more story)

Prof Says Law School Failed To Accommodate Long COVID

A former Mercer University School of Law professor accused the school in Georgia federal court of yanking her off the tenure track in retaliation for her protected use of Family and Medical Leave Act leave and... (more story)

$11M Meat Co. Deals Get Early OK In Colo. Wage Fixing Suit

A Colorado federal judge Tuesday gave initial approval to class settlements with two meat producers and a consulting company, requiring $11.25 million in payments to resolve claims that they participated in a ... (more story)

Colo. Wants Immediate End To Sick Leave Law Challenge

The state of Colorado called on a federal court to immediately dismiss an airline lobbying group's challenge to a state sick leave law, arguing that recent precedent established that the law was not preempted ... (more story)