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

UAW, Fiat Chrysler Escape Engineers' Bribery Scheme Suit

The United Auto Workers, Fiat Chrysler and others are off the hook for state fraud and civil conspiracy claims brought by auto engineers in connection to a bribery scheme between union officials and the automa... (more story)

Teamsters Tell 7th Circ. Sysco Must Arbitrate Benefits Dispute

A Sysco distribution center in Indianapolis must arbitrate its dispute with a Teamsters local over workers' entitlement to early retirement benefits, the union told the Seventh Circuit, arguing the applicable ... (more story)

The Sixth Circuit panel said the Federal Bureau of Prisons' defunct contractor Bannum didn't provide a verified list of assets, its account numbers or even its bank names, the panel said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
6th Circ. Sanctions Prison Co. For Not Disclosing Asset Info

A Sixth Circuit panel has held a Federal Bureau of Prisons contractor in contempt for its "woefully inadequate" efforts to turn over financial records to the National Labor Relations Board as ordered, in a dis... (more story)

Mich. Judge Vacates Award For Fund's $40M Liability Claim

An arbitrator must again review a dispute over a union pension fund's claim that a demolition company owed more than $40 million in withdrawal liability, a Michigan federal judge ruled, vacating the arbitratio... (more story)

FTC Challenges Kroger's $25B Albertsons Buy

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new, national front Monday against Kroger's heavily criticized $24.6 billion purchase of fellow grocery store giant Albertsons, challenging a deal it said threatens bot... (more story)

Cal State Student Assistants Vote To Unionize

Student workers at California State University voted to unionize with a Service Employees International Union affiliate, a vote that the union said creates the largest bargaining unit for such workers in the United States.

NCAA Can't Enforce NIL Restrictions Amid Suit, Judge Rules

A Tennessee federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction preventing the NCAA from enforcing its ban on name, image and likeness compensation for athletes being recruited by institutions, allowing t... (more story)

Discrimination More

Diddy Producer Says He Was Sexually Assaulted, Harassed

A producer who worked on Diddy's latest album said Monday that he was sexually assaulted and harassed by the rapper and his friends while living and working with him, and also witnessed Diddy providing "laced ... (more story)

Business, Not Bias, Led To Mostly Black Layoffs, Judge Finds

A federal judge has ruled that legitimate business interests drove a Washington, D.C., social services agency's choices regarding layoffs in 2010, despite those decisions disproportionately affecting Black wor... (more story)

A Fashion Institute of Technology employee told the Second Circuit the school retaliated against her for complaining about what she said were racially offensive comments. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
2nd Circ. Leery Of FIT Worker's Retaliation Claims

A Second Circuit panel seemed reluctant Monday to revive a Black office worker's suit claiming her employer unlawfully denied her a promotion because she made internal race bias complaints, with one judge sayi... (more story)

Ex-Workers Fight X's Bid To Toss Sex Bias Suit

Former X Corp. workers urged a California federal court to keep in play their lawsuit alleging that Elon Musk's takeover of the company formerly known as Twitter caused women to lose their jobs, saying they pu... (more story)

3rd Circ. Backs Amtrak's Win In Fired Black Worker's Bias Suit

The Third Circuit declined Monday to revive a Black former Amtrak inspector's racial discrimination suit claiming he was fired out of prejudice, ruling he didn't show bias informed the company's decision to sa... (more story)

Journos Say Feds Can't Delay Contractor Demographic Data

The Center for Investigative Reporting urged a California federal court not to allow the U.S. Department of Labor to withhold government contractor demographic reports, arguing that any further delays in discl... (more story)

Split 9th Circ. Panel Backs DOD's Win In Disability Bias Suit

The Ninth Circuit refused Monday to reinstate a former U.S. Department of Defense employee's lawsuit claiming he was heavily criticized and eventually fired after he returned from medical leave to treat his an... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Colo. Workers Say United Jumped Gun On OT Exemption

Employees of a United Airlines subsidiary who cleaned aircraft in Colorado airports were denied time-and-a-half overtime pay when they voluntarily picked up colleagues' shifts, two workers have alleged in a pr... (more story)

Coroners' OT Suit Trimmed, But Exemption Question Remains

A Pennsylvania county snagged a partial win in three deputy coroners' suit claiming unpaid overtime and retaliation, even though a federal judge said it is still not clear whether the workers fall under a fede... (more story)

Peloton is settling three consolidated lawsuits accusing the company of unpaid wages, violations of meal and rest period laws and failures to include nondiscretionary bonuses in the calculation of overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
​Peloton Agrees To Shell Out $1.6M To End 3 Wage Cases

Exercise equipment company Peloton agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle three consolidated lawsuits alleging several wage and hour violations, spanning from allegations of miscalculating overtime to claims und... (more story)

Travel Center's Time Clock Shorted Hours, Pay, Suit Claims

Pilot Travel Centers' timekeeping systems would often kick night-shift workers off the clock and short workers on both minimum and overtime wages, according to a proposed collective action in Indiana federal c... (more story)

Miffed NC Biz Court Mulls Sanctions After Missed Deadlines

A North Carolina Business Court judge on Monday chided counsel on both sides of an employment dispute for missing important deadlines on the eve of a jury trial, causing him to postpone the trial indefinitely ... (more story)

Insurance Co. Beats Claims Analysts' OT Exemption Suit

A life insurance company prevailed against disability claim analysts alleging they were wrongfully denied overtime pay, as an Illinois federal judge tossed their suit because the workers are administrative emp... (more story)

Furniture Delivery Co. Misclassifies Drivers, Suit Says

Delivery drivers who contract with a company to transport furniture for Ashley Furniture are misclassified as independent contractors and deprived of minimum and overtime wages despite the company having compl... (more story)