Expert Analysis

New Wash. Laws Employers Should Pay Attention To

The Washington Legislature ended its session last month after passing substantial laws that should prompt employer... (more story)

The Shifting Landscape Of Physician Disciplinary Proceedings

Though hospitals have historically been able to terminate doctors' medical staff privileges without fear of court ... (more story)

Anti-DEI Complaints Filed With EEOC Carry No Legal Weight

Recently filed complaints against several companies' diversity, equity and inclusion programs alleging unlawful di... (more story)

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NLRB Official OKs Teamsters Vote At Food Distributor

A group of delivery drivers at a United Natural Foods Inc. facility in Florida may vote in a representation election with a Teamsters local, a National Labor Relations Board official determined, saying the com... (more story)

Starbucks, Union In Talks To Settle Bargaining Fight

Starbucks and Workers United are in talks to settle a National Labor Relations Board suit accusing the company of refusing to bargain labor contracts, according to a notice released Tuesday.

The NLRB general counsel called for the overturning of the 2019 board decision known as Caesars Entertainment, which determined that an employer can legally bar workers from using a company email system for nonwork reasons. (Bloomberg via Getty Images/Andrew Harrer)
Mortgage Co. Fights NLRB GC's Bid For Broad Remedies

A mortgage lender told the National Labor Relations Board to reject a request from agency attorneys seeking an expansive make-whole remedy for workers who were impacted by illegal work rules, arguing that such... (more story)

Meet The Atty For An Ex-Union Leader Facing His 3rd Trial

The only thing standing between ex-Philly union leader John Dougherty and strike three in his trio of criminal trials is attorney Greg Pagano, and he feels confident going into the next one that things will be different.

Coal Exec's Widow Seeks Atty Fees After Toss Of $6.5B Suit

The widow of a bankrupt coal company's former president requested $525,000 in attorney fees and costs Monday after a D.C. federal judge tossed a suit alleging her husband's estate and another business owed a u... (more story)

Union, Workers Fight Subpoena Order Over NY Starbucks

Workers United and former Starbucks employees objected to a federal judge's order to comply with a subpoena of communications about workers' sentiments toward the union at a Long Island, New York, store, argui... (more story)

Guard Claims Union Kept Her 'In The Dark' About Fees

An International Guards Union of America affiliate did not give a U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee an audit report on agency fees and kept her "in the dark about its finances," she told a D.C. fed... (more story)

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NY High Court Zeroes In On Abortion Coverage Exemptions

New York's highest court grappled Tuesday with whether a state regulation's exemption process shielding religious groups from a requirement that employee health plans cover abortions conflicted with a 2021 U.S... (more story)

Russell Simmons Says Rape Accuser Already Settled In 1997

A lawyer for hip-hop mogul and Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons told a Manhattan federal judge Tuesday that a 1997 settlement agreement and release bars a former label executive from pursuing her ... (more story)

Part of a settlement reached between Gregg Orr Auto Collection and a 65-year-old employee who was fired after his cancer diagnosis will require upper management to undergo age and disability discrimination training. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Texas Auto Dealership Resolves EEOC Cancer Bias Suit

A Texas automotive dealership has agreed to pay $325,000 to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging it fired a 65-year-old executive after he was diagnosed with cancer to avoid cove... (more story)

J&J Must Face Scientist's Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Johnson & Johnson can't escape a scientist's lawsuit alleging it terminated her because she was pregnant so it could avoid paying her salary while on maternity leave, with a New Jersey federal judge ruling her... (more story)

6th Circ. Won't Rehear White Ex-Kroger Manager's Bias Case

A former manager for Kroger will not get to argue his claims he was fired because he is a white man before the full Sixth Circuit, according to a new order, letting stand the appellate court's decision to dism... (more story)

Builder Ends EEOC Suit Accusing It Of Firing White Worker

A manufactured-home builder will pay $135,000 to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit accusing it of firing a white worker because he has a multiracial family and refused to take part in ... (more story)

Shulman Rogers Opens In Baltimore With Bowie & Jensen Trio

Washington, D.C.-area firm Shulman Rogers PA announced that it hired a trio of former Bowie & Jensen LLC attorneys to lead the firm's expansion to Baltimore, where it plans to open a new office in the near future.

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Pot Transport Co. Can't Escape Overtime Suit

A company specializing in secure transport of marijuana products didn't show that its drivers engage in interstate commerce and therefore can't escape a driver's misclassification suit seeking unpaid overtime,... (more story)

DoorDash, Fla. Driver Settle Classification Suit In Arbitration

A DoorDash driver and the app-based food delivery service resolved in arbitration a suit originally filed in Florida federal court alleging the company misclassified workers as independent contractors, accordi... (more story)

Domino's workers lost their bid to amend their Fair Labor Standards Act suit against their employer because they signed arbitration agreements, leaving the suit without named plaintiffs, a federal judge ruled. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Arbitration Pacts Leave Domino's Wage Suit Plaintiff-Less

An expense reimbursement dispute against Domino's can't go forward because it will be without a named plaintiff, as the four drivers who were supposed to step in are all bound by arbitration agreements, a Mich... (more story)

Drivers Can't Avoid Uber's 'Road Not Taken' Position

A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that the luxury car drivers who accused Uber Technologies Inc. of misclassifying them as independent contractors must respond to the company's renewed post-trial win bid,... (more story)

Jury Sides With Ala. City Education Board In Pay Bias Suit

An Alabama federal jury rejected a former athletic director's gender bias suit alleging she was paid less than male colleagues and demoted by an Alabama school board, four months after the case was revived by ... (more story)

Versace Mansion Workers Lose Bid To Revive Wage Claims

Workers at the former Versace Mansion can't revive their minimum wage claims because a service fee charge is not a discretionary tip and was lawfully used to top off the workers' base hourly pay, the Eleventh ... (more story)

Pharmacy, Courier Co. Settle Driver's Classification Suit

A delivery driver and a CVS-owned pharmacy and a logistics and courier firm told an Illinois federal court that they have reached a settlement resolving claims that the company misclassified workers as indepen... (more story)