Expert Analysis

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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NY Forecast: 2nd Circ. Weighs Construction Workers' OT Suit

This week, the Second Circuit will consider a group of construction workers' attempt to revive a proposed class and collective action claiming a group of construction companies failed to pay them overtime requ... (more story)

Mount Sinai's Doctor Pacts Violate Labor Law, NLRB GC Says

New York's Mount Sinai Health System has illegally required part-time physicians to sign employment agreements with provisions that infringe on workers' rights, National Labor Relations Board prosecutors alleg... (more story)

A National Labor Relations Board judge found that an Ohio teacher was fired for unacceptable remarks about her students, not for her role in a union drive by the American Federation of Teachers' Ohio unit. (Photo by Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA via AP Images)
Charter Axed Teacher Over Breakdown, NLRB Judge Says

A National Labor Relations Board judge cleared an Ohio charter school Thursday of claims that it fired a teacher for supporting a union drive, saying the evidence shows it fired her for telling a principal she... (more story)

Calif. Forecast: Concentra Fights Cert. Of 350K Job Seekers

In the coming week, attorneys should keep an eye out for potential class certification and expert disqualification in a suit against Concentra regarding medical inquiries for job applicants. Here's a look at t... (more story)

Marathon Has To Arbitrate Subcontracting Row, 9th Circ. Says

A Ninth Circuit panel on Thursday supported a lower court's decision to make Marathon Petroleum arbitrate a union's grievance over subcontracting under a project labor agreement, saying the company can't use i... (more story)

Honda Illegally Directed UAW Sticker Removal, NLRB GC Says

Honda violated federal labor law by telling employees to remove United Auto Workers stickers from their safety helmets and committed other unfair labor practices, National Labor Relations Board prosecutors all... (more story)

NLRB Attys, Calif. Tribe Settle Casino Subpoena Dispute

A California federal court dismissed on Thursday National Labor Relations Board prosecutors' bids to enforce subpoenas requesting a list of casino employees who could be in a proposed bargaining unit from a tr... (more story)

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Ex-GM Workers Can't Prove Anti-White Bias

A Michigan appeals court rejected efforts from two former General Motors workers to revive claims that they were fired because they are white, ruling that they fundamentally misunderstood the law and failed to... (more story)

Barber Sanctioned For Lost Security Footage In Gay Bias Suit

A Brooklyn barbershop failed to hold onto security tape footage that a bisexual former employee claimed would substantiate allegations the barbershop owner inappropriately touched and groped the worker, a New ... (more story)

An Eleventh Circuit panel ruled that Stryker did not violate the FMLA when it fired a worker on leave whose vacation time had run out days before his child's birth. (iStock.com/designer491)
11th Circ. Backs Stryker's Defeat Of Fired Worker's Leave Suit

The Eleventh Circuit refused Thursday to revive a suit claiming medical technology company Stryker illegally fired a worker on leave awaiting the birth of his child, ruling that because the leave didn't formal... (more story)

5th Circ. Knocks Out National Block On ACA Preventive Care

The Fifth Circuit on Friday struck down a national injunction against Affordable Care Act requirements forcing insurers to cover a range of preventive treatments, but kept a block in place that prevents its ap... (more story)

DOD Can't Escape LGBTQ Veterans' Discharge Bias Suit

A California federal judge denied the U.S. Department of Defense's bid to toss a suit alleging veterans discharged under the military's former "don't ask, don't tell" ban on LGBTQ service members continue to f... (more story)

Logistics Co. Says EEOC Didn't Properly Serve It

A supply chain consulting firm urged a Tennessee federal court to toss a suit that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched accusing it and a staffing company of subjecting female employees to... (more story)

AAA, Worker End Sex Bias Suit After Missed Eclipse Day Depo

AAA and a former insurance agent told a Florida federal court Friday that they've settled the ex-employee's gender discrimination lawsuit amid a fight over how much his attorney owes the organization for missi... (more story)

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11th Circ. Rules Hotel Operator Liable For Wages As Employer

A hotel operator exercised enough control over a front desk worker to be his employer and is therefore liable for minimum wage and overtime, the Eleventh Circuit ruled, also noting that a lower court erred in ... (more story)

HCA Wants Out Of Respiratory Therapist's Wage Suit

Healthcare company HCA said it didn't employ a respiratory therapist accusing the entity of manipulating workers' time sheets and owing them wages, urging a North Carolina federal court to toss the proposed cl... (more story)

The U.S. Department of Labor wants a Texas federal court to make a marketing company turn over an employee’s time sheets and payroll information in a case challenging an overtime rule. (Francis Chung/POLITICO via AP Images)
DOL Says Emergency Discovery Needed In OT Rule Challenge

The U.S. Department of Labor urged a Texas federal court to expedite a targeted request for discovery in a suit seeking to stop a new overtime rule from going into effect, saying that the information is necess... (more story)

NY Paid Lactation Break Law Brings Protection, Confusion

New York state now requires employers to provide paid lactation breaks, representing another boon to equal pay efforts, but questions remain regarding the specifics of compliance and enforcement, attorneys say.

Delta's $16M Pay Stub Deal Stalled On Runway By 'Problems'

A California federal judge said Thursday that he has "problems" giving preliminary approval to Delta Air Lines' $16 million deal in a pay stub class action that went to the Ninth Circuit and the California Sup... (more story)

Logistics Cos. Face Skilled Worker Visa Misuse Class Action

A pair of logistics companies in the United States face a proposed worker class action alleging they misled prospective employees in Mexico about purported engineering roles that, in reality, were menial labor.

Worker Says Co. Inflated Deductions To Duck Prevailing Wage

An electrical contracting firm overdeducted fringe benefits from the pay of employees who worked on publicly funded projects, dragging down their prevailing wages, a former electrician said in a proposed class... (more story)