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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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Amazon Caused Seattle Worker To Quit, NLRB GC Says

Amazon constructively discharged a worker involved in organizing a walkout among employees at its Seattle headquarters over a return-to-office policy, according to a complaint filed by National Labor Relations... (more story)

Ogletree Adds Quarles & Brady Litigator In San Diego

Labor and employment firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC has hired from Quarles & Brady LLP a new shareholder for its San Diego office who has more than a decade of experience.

An NLRB judge found that a Michigan hospital violated the NLRA by causing a supervisor to resign after pressuring her to turn over a photo of a list of union supporters. (
Hospital Illegally Led Supervisor To Resign, NLRB Judge Says

A Michigan hospital violated federal labor law by causing a supervisor to resign after pressuring her to turn over a photo of a list of possible union supporters, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled, ... (more story)

Amazon Union Workers Vote To Affiliate With Teamsters

Workers at the only unionized Amazon warehouse in the U.S. have voted to fold their independent outfit into the Teamsters, the transportation and logistics union announced Tuesday.

10th Circ. Won't Revive Airline's Union Election Challenge

A low-cost airline based in the Salt Lake City area lost its challenge to a union representation as the Tenth Circuit ruled that a Utah federal judge correctly dismissed the case.

Treasury Finalizes Labor Rules For Bonus Energy Tax Credits

The U.S. Treasury Department released final labor rules Tuesday for clean energy projects seeking to significantly boost the value of their tax credits, emphasizing due diligence by developers and announcing t... (more story)

NLRB Says Casino Must Bargain Over Benefits Promises

A Las Vegas casino rolled out an improved healthcare and retirement package and threatened workers with job and benefits losses in order to thwart a union campaign, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Mon... (more story)

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Newsom, Legislators Reach Agreement On PAGA Reform

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled reforms to California's Private Attorneys General Act, including major changes to the law's penalty structure, changes they say wi... (more story)

Cuomo's Ex-Aide Details Sex Harrassment Claims In New Suit

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's onetime executive assistant has filed a civil lawsuit in New York state court, accusing Cuomo of "outrageous sex discrimination and retaliation" roughly two years after rela... (more story)

CINCINNATI - JULY 22: Potter Stewart United States Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 22, 2017. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images) (houses 6th Circ.)
6th Circ. Gives Fired FCA Worker Another Shot At ADA Suit

The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday reinstated a worker's suit claiming automobile manufacturer FCA fired her for showing up late to work despite having clearance to do so when she experienced a mental health flare-u... (more story)

Seattle Can't Stop Firefighters' COVID Vaccine Suit

Firefighters who sued over Seattle's COVID-19 vaccine mandate have offered sufficient evidence to allege they faced religious discrimination, according to a federal magistrate judge who trimmed some claims on ... (more story)

Ex-Twitter Workers Seek Class Cert. In Arbitration Fee Fight

A group of former Twitter workers who accuse X Corp. of stalling their employment disputes by refusing to pay arbitration fees urged a California federal judge Monday to certify multiple classes of workers ove... (more story)

11th Circ. Won't Grant New Trial In USPS Disability Bias Suit

The Eleventh Circuit refused to reinstate a former United States Postal Service employee's lawsuit alleging she was unlawfully denied bathroom breaks to treat her urinary urgency, saying a jury's finding that ... (more story)

9th Circ. Nixes City's Win In Wash. Firefighter Vax Order Suit

The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived a lawsuit by a group of firefighters who claim the city of Spokane, Washington, violated their constitutional rights when it fired them for refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine... (more story)

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Amazon Hit With $5.9M Fine For Violating Calif. Quota Law

California's labor commissioner has fined Amazon $5.9 million for violating the Golden State's Warehouse Quotas Law, which requires employers to give workers written notice of any quotas they must follow, acco... (more story)

Feds Say Discovery Order Exposes Migrants To Retaliation

The U.S. Department of Labor is urging a Mississippi federal court to reconsider ordering the disclosure of informants' identities in an investigation into a fish farm's labor practices, saying the May order e... (more story)

A Seventh Circuit panel ruled that a former American Queen bartender can pursue her individual overtime claims against the steamboat cruise company, but that further litigation is needed to determine if the case can proceed as a collective action. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
7th Circ. Brings Back Cruise Worker's OT Suit

The Seventh Circuit revived a proposed collective action Tuesday accusing a steamboat cruise company of depriving workers of overtime wages, finding Indiana arbitration law states that the pact the worker and ... (more story)

Meat Plant Workers Seek OK On Latest $4M Wage-Fix Deal

Red meat processing plant workers have sought preliminary approval for their latest settlement over wage-fixing claims, a $4 million deal that adds American Foods Group LLC to the list of companies to cut deal... (more story)

2nd Pa. Jury Can't Agree On Uber Black Drivers' Status

A second Pennsylvania federal jury was unable to determine whether Uber Black drivers are the company's employees or independent contractors, telling the trial judge on Tuesday that the eight members were hope... (more story)

Bakery Wants To Stop Quick Appeal Of Arbitration Order

A bakery urged a Connecticut federal judge to deny two food distributors' bid for a quick appeal of an order directing them to arbitrate their independent contractor misclassification claims, saying the reques... (more story)

Mayer Brown Adds Litigation Vet As Employment Co-Chair

Mayer Brown LLP said Tuesday it added an employment litigation veteran with nearly two decades of experience to co-lead the firm's employment litigation and counseling practice.