Expert Analysis

2 Lessons From Calif. Overtime Wages Ruling

A California federal court's recent decision finding that Home Depot did not purposely dodge overtime laws sheds l... (more story)

Justices' Starbucks Ruling May Limit NLRB Injunction Wins

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Starbucks v. McKinney, adopting a more stringent test for National Lab... (more story)

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: July Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy considers cases touching on pre- and... (more story)

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Safeway Gets Early Win In Floor Co.'s SEIU Conspiracy Suit

A floor cleaning company can't pursue its claim that Safeway took part in a civil conspiracy with a Service Employees International Union affiliate to award a contract to a competitor, a California federal judge ruled.

CUNY Profs Ask Justices To Take Challenge To NY Union Law

Six City University of New York professors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to ax a state law that lets unions represent all employees of certain public-sector workplaces, saying the law violates their First ... (more story)

Starbucks told a National Labor Relations Board judge that it did not combine three of its Seattle cafes into one in response to union organizing at the stores. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
NLRB GC Calls For 'Unprecedented' Remedy, Starbucks Says

Union organizing did not lead Starbucks to combine three stores in Seattle into one corporate unit, the coffee giant argued to a National Labor Relations Board judge, opposing agency prosecutors' bid for vario... (more story)

Starbucks Shorted Union Workers On Raises, Judge Says

Starbucks violated federal labor law by offering smaller raises to employees of stores where workers started a nationwide union drive than it did to nonunion workers, a National Labor Relations Board judge rul... (more story)

Unions, Energy Groups Back Enbridge 6th Circ. Rehearing Bid

Labor unions and energy industry groups are joining Enbridge Energy's push for the full Sixth Circuit to rehear a panel decision that sent a Michigan lawsuit aiming to shut down the company's Line 5 pipeline b... (more story)

Rising Star: Weil's Rebecca Sivitz

Rebecca Sivitz of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has helped several companies successfully handle mergers and restructuring, including helping The Kroger Co. face a first-of-its-kind challenge from the Federal Trad... (more story)

7th Circ. Affirms Ruling Mining Co. Flouted Labor Law

The Seventh Circuit on Tuesday backed the National Labor Relations Board's ruling that a mining company violated federal labor law by unilaterally barring employees from clocking in more than five minutes befo... (more story)

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Texas Judge Prods MoneyGram Worker's Retaliation Claims

A Texas federal judge told an ex-MoneyGram International worker that she needed to establish more evidence to show why her employer fired her in retaliation for taking medical leave, saying during a Wednesday ... (more story)

PepsiCo, Frito-Lay Sued Over Flamin' Hot Cheetos Origin Story

A retired Frito-Lay executive previously touted as the inventor of Flamin' Hot Cheetos is suing the snack giant and its parent company PepsiCo in California state court for defamation and racial discrimination... (more story)

Claims by a former manager of a real estate company that it fired her because it assumed the quality of her work would decline due to caring for her child are plausible enough to continue, a California federal judge found. (
Co. Accused Of Firing New Mom Can't Sink Sex Bias Suit

A California federal judge refused to toss a suit from a former manager who said a real estate company fired her because it assumed her work would suffer after she had a child, saying it was plausible that ste... (more story)

SF DA Sued By Staffer Fired Over 'Panties' Reply-All Snafu

A San Francisco District Attorney's Office staffer who says he was fired after accidentally sending a risqué reply-all email at work has filed a state court lawsuit accusing his former boss and the county of d... (more story)

Ex-SAP Exec Settles Whistleblowing Retaliation Suit

A former executive of software giant SAP has settled his retaliation and age discrimination claims, according to a Wednesday order by a Pennsylvania federal court.

7th Circ. Backs Kwik Trip Win In Black Worker's Bias Suit

The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday refused to reinstate a Black truck driver's lawsuit accusing convenience store chain Kwik Trip of firing him after he complained about racially hostile white co-workers, reject... (more story)

Harvard Vow To Tackle Antisemitism Can't Nix Suit, Court Told

Harvard University's arguments to dismiss claims it fails to protect Jewish students from antisemitic intimidation and threats boil down to telling the plaintiffs "cool your jets" while the school tries to add... (more story)

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Even With Deal, Athletes Still Fighting For Share Of NCAA Pie

College athletes suing for a cut of NCAA television revenue in Colorado federal court have stressed that they will continue to litigate even if the settlement of a massive class action over name, image and lik... (more story)

Healthcare Staffing Co. Can Arbitrate Wage Suit

A Virginia federal judge sent to arbitration a worker's claims that a healthcare staffing company automatically deducted meal breaks from employees' time sheets and required them to perform off-the-clock work,... (more story)

The Third Circuit has affirmed a district court ruling that New Jersey’s 2023 Temporary Workers' Bill of Rights does not violate the Dormant Commerce Clause, which bars state regulations that unduly burden interstate commerce. (
3rd Circ. Says ​NJ Temp Worker Law Is Constitutional

Staffing industry groups can't halt a New Jersey law strengthening protections for temporary workers because it doesn't discriminate between out-of-state and in-state companies and is therefore constitutional,... (more story)

Calif. ​Prop 22's Date Limits Grubhub Driver's Wage Suit

A former Grubhub driver didn't work for the food delivery company after California passed Proposition 22 and therefore he can't pursue claims under the state's Private Attorneys General Act, a California federal judge ruled.

6th Circ. Floats Remand Of Geico Agent Misclassification Suit

The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday pressed Geico about plan documents reviewed by a lower court when it tossed agents' claims they were misclassified as independent contractors, floating the possibility of sending... (more story)

Long Island Restaurant Escapes Service Fee Tip Suit 

A Long Island restaurant won't have to face a worker's lawsuit alleging it unlawfully retained a service charge instead of distributing it among servers as promised after a New York federal judge on Wednesday ... (more story)

Clowns' Deal In Wage Suit Needs Further Review

The settlement a group of clowns and entertainers reached with the company they accused of misclassification will have to go through court approval, a New York federal judge ruled, saying the court can't make ... (more story)