Expert Analysis

The State Of Play In DEI And ESG 1 Year After Harvard Ruling

Almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, attorney general scrut... (more story)

Water Cooler Talk: Sick Leave Insights From 'Parks And Rec'

Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs at Troutman Pepper spoke with Lisa Whittaker at the J.M. Smucker Co. about how to ef... (more story)

Navigating Title VII Compliance And Litigation Post-Muldrow

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Muldrow v. St. Louis has broadened the scope of Title VII litigation, me... (more story)

Labor More

Biden Urges 1st Circ. To Find Debt Cap Challenge Moot

The Biden administration has asked the First Circuit to affirm a finding that a government workers' union lacks standing to challenge the constitutionality of the debt ceiling and that its case was further ren... (more story)

USPS Withheld Docs From Union In Mich., NLRB Judge Says

The United States Postal Service waited too long to turn over requested records to a union at two Michigan facilities and improperly withheld records from the union at a third facility in the state, a National... (more story)

NLRB Chairman Lauren McFerran told attendees at a labor conference Thursday that the board's regional staffers have been struggling to handle their caseloads due to funding shortages over the last decade that have resulted in years of attrition. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Diminished NLRB 'Drowning' In Cases, Litigation, Chair Says

The National Labor Relations Board is "drowning" as a rise in cases and increased "litigiousness" of parties tax the agency's decimated workforce, Chairman Lauren McFerran said Thursday at New York University ... (more story)

Roofing Co. Must Arbitrate USW Contracting Row, Judge Says

A roofing manufacturer must arbitrate a United Steelworkers local's grievances over subcontracting notice requirements under the labor contract terms, a Texas federal magistrate judge ruled, tossing the compan... (more story)

Calif. Forecast: Del Monte Workers Seek $2M Deal Approval

In the coming week, attorneys should watch for the potential final approval of a $2 million deal in a wage and hour class action by Del Monte Foods Inc. plant workers. Here's a look at that case and other labo... (more story)

NLRB's BLM Ruling Violates Free Speech, Home Depot Says

Home Depot called on the Eighth Circuit to throw out a National Labor Relations Board decision finding the company illegally told a worker not to display a Black Lives Matter slogan on their apron, arguing tha... (more story)

Airline Fuel Co. Asks Judge To Block Strike At JFK Airport

A company that fuels airplanes at John F. Kennedy International Airport sued its workers' union in New York federal court Thursday, seeking a temporary restraining order blocking the union from carrying out it... (more story)

Discrimination More

Weinstein Atty Trying To Chill Retrial Testimony, DA Says

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has argued that a lawyer for Harvey Weinstein violated ethical rules by publicly accusing one of the movie mogul's alleged rape victims of perjury in an "obvious" attem... (more story)

EEOC Weekly Recap: Burrows Flags 'Attacks' On DEI

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Charlotte Burrows urged people to stand up against threats to anti-discrimination efforts during a New York University School of Law conference, and the agenc... (more story)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told the Fifth Circuit that a Texas hospital should have to face a suit by a Nigerian nurse alleging that the medical center did not intervene when the worker complained about being subject to racial bias and harassment on the job. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
EEOC Backs Suit Over Hospital Patients' Racial Preferences

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told the Fifth Circuit it should revive a Nigerian nurse's race bias case against a Texas hospital, arguing the medical center's practice of honoring patients' ... (more story)

CBS Says 1st Amendment Dooms White Writer's Bias Suit

CBS said a California federal judge should toss a straight white male worker's bias suit claiming he was passed over for writer roles in favor of more diverse candidates, arguing that the First Amendment allow... (more story)

DLA Piper Must Share Prior Pregnancy Bias Claims With Court

A New York federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered DLA Piper to let her privately review previous pregnancy discrimination complaints against it as part of discovery in a former attorney's suit, an order... (more story)

Wash. DOT Cuts Deal To Exit EEOC Disability Bias Probe

The Washington State Department of Transportation will pay $57,577 to put an end to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's investigation into a former worker's claim that he was fired after disclos... (more story)

Novartis Settles Ex-Saleswoman's Gender Pay Bias Suit

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis and a former sales representative have agreed to end a suit alleging she was paid over $20,000 less than a male colleague pitching the same product, according to filings in Colora... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

3 Tips To Manage Summer's Tricky Child Labor Landscape

Amid an uptick in enforcement against child labor violations, a changing landscape for state laws on youth employment and the unofficial start of summer hiring season, attorneys tell Law360 three ways employer... (more story)

Liberty University Fights Class Cert. Bid In Time Sheet Suit

A supervisor of intramural sports at Liberty University can't prove that other workers are similar enough to support collective certification in a suit alleging the university messed with employees' time recor... (more story)

Baltimore County wants the full Fourth Circuit to reconsider its ruling that the purpose of the work should factor into figuring pay for incarcerated people, citing government overreach. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
County Tells Full 4th Circ. Inmates' Wage Ruling Went Too Far

A Fourth Circuit panel decision that determining pay for incarcerated people working at a Baltimore County recycling plant should focus on the purpose of their work unprecedentedly expands the reach of federal... (more story)

Medical Courier Service Settles Drivers' Overtime Suit

A Georgia-based medical courier service accused of failing to pay its drivers their proper overtime wages has agreed to settle the case, according to an unopposed bid for settlement approval that calls the dea... (more story)

PNC, Loan Officers Ink $12M Deal In Rest Break Suit

PNC Bank has agreed to pay nearly $12 million to end a class action alleging the bank didn't pay mortgage loan officers for time spent on breaks and failed to issue accurate wage statements, according to a joi... (more story)

$30M Deal Sealed In Cleaners' 15-Year-Old Wage Dispute

A California federal judge on Thursday placed the final stamp of approval on a $30 million settlement resolving a 15-year-old class action accusing a janitorial company of misclassifying workers as independent... (more story)

FirstKey Sanctioned For Trying To Coerce Workers In OT Suit

A Texas federal judge sanctioned FirstKey Homes LLC for issuing coercive communications to employees in an apparent effort to steer them from joining a proposed wage and hour class action, finding Wednesday th... (more story)