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Employer Pointers As Wage And Hour AI Risks Emerge

Following the Biden administration's executive order on artificial intelligence, employers using or considering ar... (more story)

Race Bias Defense Considerations After 11th Circ. Ruling

In Tynes v. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed that the McDonnell Douglas test ... (more story)

6 Ways To Minimize Risk, Remain Respectful During Layoffs

With a recent Resume Builder survey finding that 38% of companies expect to lay off employees this year, now is a ... (more story)

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Teamsters Request Discovery Stay In $137M Fight With Yellow

A Kansas federal judge should decide whether Yellow Corp.'s $137 million lawsuit against the Teamsters can survive the union's dismissal bid before making the union produce more documents, the Teamsters said, ... (more story)

Non-Tenure-Track Harvard Workers Seek Union Vote

A United Auto Workers affiliate is aiming to represent more than 3,000 non-tenure-track lecturers, researchers and other workers at Harvard University, the union announced Monday, highlighting concerns over jo... (more story)

A union’s dispute with the National Labor Relations Board stemmed from an unfair labor practice case against Illinois' Troy Grove and Vermilion quarries. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Union Calls For Sanctions Against NLRB In 7th Circ. Dispute

The National Labor Relations Board should face sanctions for claiming an International Union of Operating Engineers affiliate hadn't challenged the lawfulness of a punch-in policy for strike replacements, the ... (more story)

NLRB Says Google's Union Fight Can Be Heard By DC Circ.

The National Labor Relations Board has asked the D.C. Circuit to continue adjudicating Google's challenge to the unionization of its subsidiary YouTube Music, urging the court to reject the company's bid to tr... (more story)

DC Circ. Finds Rehab's Flyers Aren't Unlawful Surveillance

The D.C. Circuit found Friday that a rehabilitation facility was within its rights under federal labor law to distribute flyers during a union drive, departing from the National Labor Relations Board's conclus... (more story)

Dartmouth Urges NLRB To Pause College Hoops Vote

Dartmouth College urged the National Labor Relations Board to hold off on a scheduled union vote among its men's basketball players, saying an agency official grossly misapplied federal law and ignored precede... (more story)

Calif. Forecast: State Justices To Hear 'Intentionality' Args

In the coming week, attorneys should watch for oral arguments at the California Supreme Court in a case dealing with the standard for penalties for "knowing and intentional" wage statement violations. Here's a... (more story)

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11th Circ. Keeps Fla.'s Workplace Bias Training Law On Ice

The Eleventh Circuit on Monday refused to let Florida start enforcing a law that prevents employers from requiring workers to attend diversity trainings that promote various sex- and race-based concepts, rejec... (more story)

Vax Refusal Doesn't Negate Benefits, Mass. Top Court Says

Massachusetts' highest court ruled Monday that an employee's refusal of the COVID-19 vaccine for religious reasons can be grounds for dismissal, but not for stripping them of unemployment benefits.

The agenda of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission includes the implementation of a strategic enforcement plan in which the agency pledged to focus on protecting LGBTQ+ rights, defending against antisemitism and Islamophobia, and tackling the use of technology in the workplace, such as AI tools. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Budget Deal Would Keep EEOC Funding Frozen At $455M

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is unlikely to get a $26 million funding boost that President Joe Biden requested for the agency, with a bipartisan congressional budget deal leaving the bias w... (more story)

Reporter Blasts NFL For Ignoring Discrimination Suit Claims

The NFL's reasoning in moving to dismiss reporter Jim Trotter's discrimination and retaliation lawsuit "is way off the mark," and the motion itself "is more notable for what it ignores than what it states,'' T... (more story)

Thomas, Alito Say Campus 'Speech Police' Case Worth A Look

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito objected Monday to their colleagues' decision to dismiss as moot claims that Virginia Tech's now-defunct protocol for reporting controversial speech... (more story)

Christian Group Nabs Injunction In EEOC Trans Care Suit

A North Dakota federal judge said Monday a Christian business group's members no longer have to provide coverage for gender transition care because it violates their religious beliefs, granting the group a key... (more story)

JPMorgan's Arbitration Fee Delay Trims Wage Suit

JPMorgan Chase can't push into arbitration a former branch manager's claims not related to her wage and hour ones because it failed to timely pay the arbitration fees, a California federal judge ruled.

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Musk Fired Twitter Execs To Avoid $200M Bill, Suit Says

Elon Musk fired four top Twitter executives just minutes after he closed on his deal to buy the company, now called X Corp., to avoid paying them $200 million in severance benefits, they told a California fede... (more story)

Philly Uber Drivers Tell Jury They're Employees

Counsel for Uber drivers told a federal jury in Philadelphia on Monday that the ride-hailing company saved big on labor costs by misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of employees entitled to benefits.

A potential waiver by a federal agency would entitle commercial truck and bus drivers to rest and meal periods required by state rules in California and Washington, which call for breaks every few hours. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
Feds Likely To Drop Ban On States' Rest, Meal Break Rules

Rules in California and Washington that require rest and meal breaks for workers may once again apply to commercial truck and bus drivers if the U.S. Department of Transportation moves forward with proposals t... (more story)

Server Asks To Settle Out Of Tip Theft Suit For $16K

A New York City restaurant group and a worker who said she was denied all the tips guaranteed to her under the Fair Labor Standards Act asked a New York federal court on Monday to sign off on a $16,000 settlem... (more story)

H-2A Farmworkers Seek Partial Win Ahead Of Wage Trial

A certified class of migrant sugarcane farmworkers under the H-2A visa program asked an Arkansas federal judge to partly rule in their favor in a wage dispute set for an April jury trial, saying payroll record... (more story)

Ohio Metal Parts Maker, Workers Seek OK Of Wage Settlement

An Ohio-based metal parts manufacturer and a pair of workers who alleged they were stiffed for untaken breaks and time spent changing into safety gear told an Ohio federal court Monday that they had resolved t... (more story)

Alston & Bird, DEI Staffer Could Face Contempt In OT Row

Alston & Bird LLP and a former diversity and inclusion administrator who agreed to end unpaid overtime claims might face contempt rulings after they disregarded the court's requests to submit a settlement agre... (more story)