Expert Analysis

3 Employer Lessons From NLRB's Complaint Against SpaceX

Severance agreements traditionally have included nondisparagement and nondisclosure provisions as a matter of cour... (more story)

Why Employers Shouldn't Overreact To Protest Activities

Recent decisions from the First Circuit in Kinzer v. Whole Foods and the National Labor Relations Board in Home De... (more story)

Best Practices To Accommodate Workplace Service Animals

Since the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently pledged to enforce accommodations for people with ... (more story)

Labor More

UC Says Union Trying To Illegally Strike Amid Campus Protest

The University of California system is accusing the union that represents its graduate student workers of calling for an illegal strike over the university system's pushback to pro-Palestine campus protests, f... (more story)

Teamsters Unit Says Steel Co. Didn't Follow Rehire Order

A Teamsters local accused a steel manufacturer of not abiding by an arbitration award that required the reinstatement of a fired employee, urging a Michigan federal judge to make the company cough up back pay ... (more story)

SpaceX will have to contest its constitutional challenge to the NLRB's structure in the Central District of California after a Texas federal judge denied the company's motion for reconsideration. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Texas Judge Denies SpaceX's Rethink Bid In Transfer Spat

A Texas federal judge won't reconsider his decision to transfer SpaceX's constitutional challenge to the National Labor Relations Board's structure to a California court, saying on Friday that the rocket compa... (more story)

UAW, Fiat Chrysler Say Ohio Workers' Bribery Suit Untimely

The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler told an Ohio federal judge Friday that a recent Sixth Circuit decision nullifies a racketeering lawsuit from plant workers trying to tie their claims of lost wages and... (more story)

NLRB Orders Spa To Rehire Worker Fired Over Wage Talk

The National Labor Relations Board ordered a Hawaii spa to rehire a worker after the company failed to contest a claim that it fired her for talking to co-workers about their pay.

NLRB Restores Union Election Loss, Says Toss Was Improper

The National Labor Relations Board restored a loss for an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local in a representation election at a company in Washington state, saying an NLRB official's decision... (more story)

Industry Emboldened After Justices Galvanize Agency Attacks

In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court said "extraordinary" and "far-reaching" attacks on administrative enforcers can skip agency tribunals and go straight to federal district court, ambitious challenges to... (more story)

Discrimination More

Jenner & Block Sued For Firing Worker Over Vax Refusal

A former Jenner & Block LLP employee filed a discrimination suit against the law firm Friday, claiming she was fired after the firm refused to provide a religious exemption from its COVID-19 vaccine mandate de... (more story)

Manager Says Travel Co. Fired Her For Promotion Complaints

A corporate hotel booking service gave lackluster performance reviews to a female national sales manager because she had taken maternity leave and fired her after she raised concerns about being passed over fo... (more story)

Several Ninth Circuit judges said the full court's intervention in a former fire chief's religious discrimination suit would have been necessary because he
9th Circ. Judges Say Bias Suit Deserved En Banc Rehearing

A Ninth Circuit panel's opinion that a fire chief's Christian faith wasn't the cause for his firing will have severe ramifications in discrimination cases and the full appellate court should have reconsidered ... (more story)

Delaware State Police Escapes Ex-Officer's Sex Bias Suit

The Delaware State Police on Friday defeated a former officer's lawsuit alleging she was constantly bullied by superiors and eventually fired because of her gender, with a federal judge finding she failed to s... (more story)

Worker Settles Claims Conn. Museum Fired Her Over DEI Email

A Hartford art museum and its former curatorial administrator who accused it of firing her for sending an email questioning its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives came together to jointly dismiss the ... (more story)

Philly Surgeon Settles Sex Bias Case With Jefferson Hospital

An orthopedic surgeon who sued Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for gender discrimination over its handling of sexual assault allegations has settled his case with the hospital after a $15 million award in... (more story)

EEOC Sues Smithfield Foods In Ga. For Age Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Smithfield Foods Inc. and Smithfield Fresh Meats Sales Corp. in Georgia federal court on Friday for age discrimination, alleging the companie... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Trucking Co. Dodges Misclassification Suit, For Now

A trucking company can temporarily escape claims that it misclassified drivers as independent contractors because the driver lodging the suit failed to show jurisdictional diversity, an Illinois federal judge ruled.

DOL Fails To Win Order Barring Retaliation On Pork Workers

A Tennessee federal judge rebuffed a request from the U.S. Department of Labor to bar a pork producer from retaliating against workers providing information about wages, ruling that the department had failed t... (more story)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in an overtime suit by delivery drivers means a party can’t quickly appeal an order to compel arbitration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Justices' Arbitration Ruling To Slow Wage Appeals

Workers will struggle to appeal orders compelling arbitration now that the U.S. Supreme Court has said federal courts must stay cases when claims are sent to arbitration instead of dismissing them, attorneys s... (more story)

Chicago Tribune Accused Of Underpaying Female, Black Staff

A group of Chicago Tribune journalists sued the paper and its parent Alden Global Capital in Illinois federal court on Thursday alleging sex and race discrimination that has caused more than 50 reporters and e... (more story)

Delivery Apps Illegally Adding Extra Fees In Seattle, FTC Told

DoorDash and Uber illegally charge "deceptive and unfair" junk fees to customers to cover the companies' costs to comply with a Seattle law mandating minimum wages for app-based workers, a consumer told the Fe... (more story)

NY Forecast: Doctor's Disability Bias Case Goes To 2nd Circ.

In the coming week, the Second Circuit will hear a former New York University hospital doctor's bid to revive his suit claiming the hospital discriminated against him on the basis of his disability by denying ... (more story)

DOL Wants Early Win In Support Co. Misclassification Suit

The U.S. Department of Labor urged a Florida federal judge to grant it a pretrial win in its suit accusing a customer support services provider of misclassifying 22,000 workers as independent contractors, sayi... (more story)