Expert Analysis

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)

What High Court Ruling Means For Sexual Harassment Claims

In its recent Smith v. Spizzirri decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a district court compelling a case to ... (more story)

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NLRB Chair Attacked At House Hearing As Nom Fight Looms

Republican members on a U.S. House of Representatives labor subcommittee teed off on the National Labor Relations Board's direction under Democratic Chairman Lauren McFerran at a hearing Wednesday as their cou... (more story)

5th Circ. Won't Halt SpaceX Appeal In Case Challenging NLRB

The Fifth Circuit said Wednesday that it will continue weighing whether a Texas federal judge must pause an administrative suit against SpaceX from proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board, amid th... (more story)

An arbitrator found a Service Employees International Union local must pay $6 million in damages related to a 2020 strike, saying it violated its collective bargaining agreement with a California hospital. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy/Sipa USA)
SEIU Unit On Hook For $6M In HCA Healthcare Strike Spat

An arbitrator has found a Service Employees International Union affiliate liable for more than $6 million in damages for replacement worker costs from a strike, a California hospital said Wednesday, while a un... (more story)

Home Depot Asks To Settle Claim It Shushed Worker On Probe

Home Depot reached a proposed settlement to an allegation that it violated federal labor law by telling a Minneapolis worker to keep quiet about the company's investigation into his claims of racist treatment ... (more story)

Massachusetts Pot Shop To Take Union Fight To 1st Circ.

A Massachusetts cannabis retailer found to have engaged in union busting is appealing a district court order that directed it to bargain with a United Food and Commercial Workers local and to offer to rehire t... (more story)

Union Ignored Dues Authorization Revocations, NLRB Says

A security guards union violated federal labor law by continuing to collect dues from certain guards at the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington, D.C., after they revoked the union's author... (more story)

DOL's H-2A Protections Rule Flouts Labor Law, GOP AGs Say

The U.S. Department of Labor's final rule including protections for foreign farmworkers within the H-2A visa program doesn't comport with federal labor law, a group of Republican attorneys general claimed in G... (more story)

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FDIC Head Must Go To Change Status Quo, GOP Reps Say

House Republicans on Wednesday criticized Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chair Martin Gruenberg for not immediately resigning in the wake of a probe of the agency's workplace culture, but some Democrats took ... (more story)

TV News Managers Blamed For Pride Memo Sue Nexstar

Two former television news managers in western Michigan sued their former employer, Nexstar Media Group, this week, saying the company turned them into scapegoats amid backlash against an internal memo suggest... (more story)

A Christian woman says she was advised by God not to get a COVID-19 vaccine and that a company rescinded a job offer because of her convictions. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
6th Circ. Says Worker's Anti-Vax Bias Suit Prematurely Tossed

A trial court was too tough on a Christian job seeker when it threw out her religious bias lawsuit against an in-home healthcare provider that she alleged turned her away for refusing to get the COVID-19 vacci... (more story)

Fired SpaceX Workers Say Musk Runs Co. 'In The Dark Ages'

Eight former SpaceX employees on Wednesday became the latest to sue the company and CEO Elon Musk alleging a hostile and abusive workplace that demeans women and LGBTQ+ people, saying in California state court... (more story)

NY AG, Firms Beat Cuomo Subpoenas In Sex Harassment Suit

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo can't force Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Vladeck Raskin & Clark PC to produce information about an investigation into sexual misconduct accusations that forced him... (more story)

9th Circ. Questions Arbitration Carveout For AmEx Workers

A Ninth Circuit panel seemed inclined Wednesday to force four white former American Express employees to arbitrate their proposed class action claims alleging race bias.

Ex-Wendy's Worker Drops Suit Over Breast-Pumping Space

A former Wendy's employee who accused the company and multiple related entities of failing to provide proper private space for workers to pump breast milk despite federal labor laws requiring them to do so has... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

NM Pot Store Chain Unlawfully Keeps Tips, Budtenders Say

A cannabis retail chain in New Mexico is accused of unlawfully taking tips from its budtenders under the premise that the money would be donated to a charity, according to a proposed class action filed Wednesd... (more story)

NY Court Strikes Housing Tax Break's Labor Dispute Process

A New York state court has undercut a provision in a since-expired affordable housing tax break that enabled a city watchdog to issue judgments against developers who underpaid construction workers, deeming th... (more story)

A paralegal for a Texas personal injury law firm should have been classified as an employee, not an independent contractor, the paralegal told a federal court. (iStock.com/Rawf8)
Texas Firm Accused Of Misclassifying Paralegal As Contractor

A Texas personal injury law firm misclassified a paralegal as an independent contractor and its director constantly changed the paralegal's time sheets, resulting in unpaid wages, she told a Texas federal court.

Conn. Eatery Owners Threatened to Kill Ex-Worker, DOL Says

A Connecticut restaurant group and its leaders ordered workers to lie to federal investigators during a wage and hour probe and threatened to kill an ex-worker for helping the U.S. Department of Labor, the age... (more story)

Magistrate Endorses Axing OT Suit But Allowing 2nd Chance

A federal magistrate judge advised tossing an unpaid overtime lawsuit against a California cold storage company that specializes in packing agricultural goods, but said the worker should have an opportunity to... (more story)

Dem Bill Would Cancel 2018 High Court Ruling On Arbitration

House and Senate Democrats reintroduced legislation Tuesday that would do away with mandatory workplace arbitration agreements, a move they said would counteract a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said requ... (more story)

Home Depot Again Notches Win In OT Suit

A California federal court ruled that although a group of workers accusing Home Depot of unpaid overtime set forth enough new evidence to reconsider a win the home improvement chain snagged, the workers didn't... (more story)