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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)

Politics In The Workplace: What Employers Need To Know

As the 2024 election approaches and protests continue across the country, employers should be aware of employees' ... (more story)

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Bill Banning College Athletes As Workers Gets Committee Nod

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Thursday moved new legislation that would prohibit classifying student-athletes as employees of any institution, conference or association to the floor for a vote, as t... (more story)

NLRB Official Approves Union Vote At St. Louis Nonprofit

Workers at a nonprofit human services agency in St. Louis can vote on representation by a Communications Workers of America local, a National Labor Relations Board official has ruled, siding with the local on ... (more story)

A National Labor Relations Board judge found the noncompete provision in a heating and air conditioning installation company’s employment agreement could discourage workers from taking part in protected activities under the National Labor Relations Act. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
Co.'s Noncompete Is 'Ridiculously Broad,' NLRB Judge Says

A heating and air conditioning installation company in Indiana violated federal labor law by making workers sign an employment agreement with a noncompete, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Thursday... (more story)

2 Firms Seek Lead Roles In Suit Over Shuttered Philly College

Attorneys from Philadelphia-area law firms Edelson Lechtzin LLP and Willig Williams & Davidson have asked for appointment as interim co-lead counsel for a potential class of former University of the Arts emplo... (more story)

NLRB Pauses Guard Vote Over Union Intervention Bid

The National Labor Relations Board has granted a Service Employees International Union local's request to stay a representation election at a New York security company, indicating its willingness to consider w... (more story)

NLRB Judge Dings Starbucks' Rule On Being Respectful

Starbucks illegally maintained a policy telling workers to communicate in a professional and respectful way, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled, finding the coffee chain hadn't shown how the rule fur... (more story)

NLRB Chair Attacked At House Hearing As Nom Fight Looms

Republican members on a U.S. House of Representatives labor subcommittee teed off on the National Labor Relations Board's direction under Democratic Chairman Lauren McFerran at a hearing Wednesday as their cou... (more story)

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Ex-Duke Doc Wants Panel To Redo Disability Bias Ruling

A fired Duke University hospital doctor pressed a North Carolina state appeals court to reconsider not reviving the disability claims in his suit against the hospital, arguing that the case belongs before a jury.

Seattle Port Presses Ex-Police Chief At Trial On HR Bashing

The Port of Seattle confronted its former police chief on the stand Thursday in attempt to show it lawfully fired him for retaliating against an officer, presenting to jurors an email in which the ex-chief cri... (more story)

The Second Circuit revived a lawsuit alleging a Connecticut town failed to protect an employee from harassment by a contractor. (AP Photo/NewsBase)
2nd Circ. Revives Conn. Town Worker's Sex Harassment Suit

The Second Circuit gave a Connecticut town employee another shot Thursday at her suit claiming she endured years of harassing letters from a contractor who accused her of having sex with subordinates, saying a... (more story)

Alston & Bird Wins Bid To Arbitrate COVID Vax Claims

Alston & Bird LLP can arbitrate a former aide's allegations that she was fired after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a Georgia federal judge ruled Thursday, putting the litigation on ice pending the outc... (more story)

8th Circ. Backs Wabtec In Fired Black Worker's Race Bias Suit

The Eighth Circuit upheld Thursday the dismissal of a Black plant supervisor's suit claiming Wabtec fired him out of racial bias when it faulted him for violating its COVID-19 close contact disclosure policies... (more story)

Health Data Co. Beats Ex-GC's Federal Age Bias Claim

A healthcare data analytics company has beaten back its former general counsel's claim that he was underpaid due to his age, with a New York federal judge saying the ex-employee offered some evidence to suppor... (more story)

EEOC Accuses 2 Employers Of Gender Identity, Gay Bias

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in federal courts Thursday accused an Alabama hotel of firing an employee because his style didn't conform to male stereotypes and an Illinois flooring company ... (more story)

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New Evidence Triggers Amended Misclassification Complaint

Growers accusing a chicken farm of misclassifying them as independent contractors can amend their suit, a South Carolina federal judge ruled Thursday, agreeing that new evidence they obtained could expand the suit's reach.

2nd Circ. Reopens Tow Trucker's Wage Suit

A New York federal court shouldn't have inserted a subsidiary in a proposed class action accusing an auction service provider of paying tow truck drivers late, the Second Circuit ruled Thursday, reviving the suit.

WASHINGTON - MAY 21: Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., speaks a reporter as he arrives for a vote in the Capitol on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
Republican Sens. Want To Block DOL OT Exemption Rule

Republican senators unveiled a Congressional Review Act resolution Thursday aiming to roll back the U.S. Department of Labor's new rule increasing the salary thresholds for overtime exemptions for administrati... (more story)

Wage Violation Window Narrowed Before Trial

A group of workers for a sheriff's office can bring evidence at trial that the county they worked for committed wage violations only within the time period covered by the three-year statute of limitations, whi... (more story)

Mass. Court Blesses Broad Liability In BMW Dealer Wage Suit

An intermediate Massachusetts appellate panel on Thursday ruled that a BMW dealership employee can sue not only her direct employer for wage law violations, but also a separate company that manages the dealership.

Perdue Wants Copycat Wage Suit Tossed or Transferred

Perdue Foods asked a Maryland federal judge Thursday to throw out or transfer to Georgia a chicken grower's suit alleging independent contractor misclassification, saying the claims are identical to another su... (more story)

Mass. High Court Approves Tipped Wage Ballot Measure

Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday gave its blessing to a November ballot question asking voters to increase the state's minimum wage for tipped workers, finding that pairing the measure with a provision... (more story)