Expert Analysis

The Practical Effects Of Justices' Arbitration Exemption Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries, that a transportation worker need not ... (more story)

Why Corporate DEI Challenges Increasingly Cite Section 1981

As legal challenges to corporate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives increase in the wake of the U.S. Supr... (more story)

Inside OMB's Update On Race And Ethnicity Data Collection

The Office of Management and Budget's new guidelines for agency collection of data on race and ethnicity reflect s... (more story)

Labor More

AFL-CIO Can't Lift Pause On Its NLRB Election Rule Suit

A D.C. federal judge maintained a pause on the AFL-CIO's challenge to a 2020 National Labor Relations Board rule governing representation elections, saying the proceeding would be halted until the board deals ... (more story)

Calif. Union Plan Pays $2.5M To End Early Retirement Suit

A pension plan for union-represented Northern California metalworkers, the plan administrator and a law firm will pay roughly $2.5 million to end a proposed class action alleging about 30 early retirees weren'... (more story)

Notre Dame guard Sonia Citron puts up a shot against Oregon State during an NCAA Tournament game last month. On Thursday, a college basketball players advocacy group filed an unfair labor practice charge claiming Notre Dame illegally classified college athletes as student-athletes instead of employees. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Notre Dame Illegally Classified College Athletes, Group Claims

The University of Notre Dame violated federal labor law through its classification of college athletes as student-athletes, a college basketball players advocacy group alleged in an unfair labor practice charg... (more story)

Up Next At High Court: Abortions & Presidential Immunity

The U.S. Supreme Court will return Monday for the term's final week of oral arguments, during which it will consider several high-stakes disputes, including whether a federal healthcare law can preempt state a... (more story)

Creditor Committee Backs Yellow In Pension Fund Fight

The official committee of unsecured creditors in Yellow Corp.'s Chapter 11 bankruptcy has largely backed an objection from the debtor to several pension plans' claims for retirement-fund withdrawal liability, ... (more story)

Members Say UFCW Delegate System Violates Federal Law

The United Food and Commercial Workers constitution's method for selecting delegates to its national convention unlawfully dilutes the voting power of members of larger locals while also limiting options for t... (more story)

NY Forecast: Judge Considers School District Race Bias Suit

This week a New York federal judge will consider a school district's bid to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Black former technology specialist who claims he was fired after facing discrimination on the job base... (more story)

Discrimination More

Wells Fargo Faces Sex Bias Suit Over 'Degrading' Workplace

A Wells Fargo bond saleswoman sued the bank Friday in Illinois federal court, accusing it of sex discrimination by creating "an unapologetically sexist working environment" and passing her up for promotions de... (more story)

Ex-Lewis Brisbois Atty Accuses Firm Of Bias, Unethical Billing

A former attorney for Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has sued the firm in Los Angeles court, alleging gender discrimination in pay and retaliation for raising concerns over its "unethical billing practice... (more story)

The Virginia Department of Corrections cannot dodge claims that it forced women workers to undergo strip searches after body scans flagged contraceptive devices and menstrual products. ( ozel)
Corrections Dept. Can't End Sex Bias Suit Over Strip Searches

The Virginia Department of Corrections must face a gender bias suit alleging it made workers strip naked after body scans flagged their contraceptive devices or menstruation products, a federal judge found Fri... (more story)

Hospital Can't Ax Ex-Worker's Disability Suit Over COVID Vax

A New York hospital system must face an ex-worker's lawsuit alleging he was fired after refusing to get a coronavirus vaccine because of his atrial fibrillation, with a federal judge saying Friday he adequatel... (more story)

CVS Narrows But Can't End HIV Patients' Disability Bias Suit

A California federal judge declined to toss a disability bias lawsuit brought by a group of HIV or AIDS patients alleging CVS Pharmacy Inc. made their medication harder to get, saying federal regulations and e... (more story)

Ex-Paramedic Hits Harris County With Sex Bias Lawsuit

A former Houston-area paramedic is accusing a county emergency services provider of pushing her out of her job after she was sexually harassed even though she wasn't the one who reported the harassment.

Calif. Panel Says Wedbush Waived Arbitration Flag Too Late

A U.S. Supreme Court might have changed the arbitration landscape in suits involving California's Private Attorneys General Act, but Wedbush Securities Inc. still waited too long to try pushing out of court fi... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Wash. Hospital Workers Can't Replicate Related Wage Win

A Washington state court ruled Friday that workers of a Seattle-area hospital system still have to prove that their employer's timekeeping and meal break policies violated state law, even though an affiliated ... (more story)

Package Couriers Want Quick Appeal In OT Suit

A package courier asked an Ohio federal judge Friday to greenlight an appeal to the Sixth Circuit regarding the decertification of a collective of workers alleging a delivery company misclassified them as inde... (more story)

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. A California appeals court ruled Monday, March 13, 2023, that a voter-backed initiative exempting Uber and Lyft from a key provision of state employment law is constitutional, a reversal of a lower court decision that marks a win for the ride-hailing giants. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Uber, Lyft Ask Justices To Review Calif. Arbitration 'Loophole'

Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc. asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a California appellate court's decision rejecting their efforts to force into arbitration coordinated litigation alleging they misclassifi... (more story)

Farmworkers Must Clarify FLSA Release In Wage Deal

A California federal judge identified two issues with a proposed wage and hour settlement between a class of farmworkers and their employer, saying the deal inexplicably releases federal claims that were never... (more story)

Oilfield Services Co. Wants Worker's OT Suit Arbitrated

An oilfield services company told a Texas federal judge to send an ex-oil rig worker's unpaid overtime suit into arbitration, saying the workers had signed binding, valid arbitration agreements.

Calif. Forecast: Hilton Seeks To Undo Tips Class

In the coming week, attorneys should watch for a potential ruling on whether a class of hotel banquet event workers can continue together with wage claims against San Francisco Hilton Inc., in a long-running c... (more story)

Aviation Services Co. Paid Only Scheduled Shifts, Suit Says

An aviation services company ignored work that a former training specialist did outside her scheduled shifts, the worker told a Washington federal court, accusing the company in a proposed class and collective... (more story)