Expert Analysis

How To Comply With Chicago's New Paid Leave Ordinance

Chicago's new Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance went into effect earlier this month, so employers ... (more story)

A Way Forward For The US Steel-Nippon Deal And Union Jobs

Parties involved in Nippon Steel's acquisition of U.S. Steel should trust the Pennsylvania federal court overseein... (more story)

How NJ Worker Status Ruling Benefits Real Estate Industry

In Kennedy v. Weichert, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently said a real estate agent’s employment contract would... (more story)

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NLRB Judge Finds Union Threatened Workers Who File ULPs

An International Longshoremen's Association local violated federal labor law by threatening workers who take part in National Labor Relations Board proceedings, an agency judge determined, saying the union's p... (more story)

Feds Say UAW Shouldn't Be Able To Keep Info From Monitor

Allowing the United Auto Workers to withhold information from the court-appointed monitor overseeing its cleanup from days of corruption and embezzlement would undermine the purpose of the monitorship, the fed... (more story)

A Nexstar-owned Oregon television station violated federal labor law when it refused to bargain with a Communications Workers of America local, the Ninth Circuit affirmed. (Photo by Rafael Henrique/Sipa via AP Images)
9th Circ. Backs NLRB's Negotiator Pay Order Against Nexstar

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a National Labor Relations Board decision Wednesday concluding that an Oregon television station owned by Nexstar violated federal labor law, with the appellate panel supporting make... (more story)

X's NYC Office Settles Ex-Janitors' Back Pay Suit

A group of unionized janitors who used to work in the New York City offices of social media company X have settled a suit alleging the company failed to comply with a city law requiring it to keep the janitors... (more story)

MTA Sued For Bus Service Cuts After Congestion Plan Nixed

New York City's Public Advocate hit the Metropolitan Transportation Authority with a proposed state court class action Wednesday aimed at reversing bus service cuts implemented after Gov. Kathy Hochul abruptly... (more story)

Producer Petitions 2nd Circ. To Revive Blacklisting Suit

A Broadway producer accusing an actor and stage workers union of unlawfully blacklisting him following a labor dispute over a musical has asked the Second Circuit for another chance to revive the claims.

NLRB Won't Revive Union Petition For MIT Graduate Fellows

A National Labor Relations Board official properly tossed a union's petition to represent Massachusetts Institute of Technology's graduate fellows, correctly finding that the fellows can't unionize because the... (more story)

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Texas Can't Nix EEOC Guidance Over Gender Identity

A Texas federal judge refused to grant the state attorney general's request to do away with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement guidance over gender identity, saying the state needs ... (more story)

NJ Gov, Ex-Elections Chief Spar Over Push To Resign

Garden State Gov. Phil Murphy told a New Jersey state judge Thursday claims from the former elections chief that his civil rights were violated when he was pushed to resign allegedly in retaliation for a satir... (more story)

A Sixth Circuit panel likely will uphold a $58,000 verdict awarded to commercial diver and unexploded ordnance technician Ariel Schlosser for being subjected to a hostile work environment. (Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
6th Circ. Skeptical About Nixing Diver's Harassment Verdict

The Sixth Circuit appeared inclined Wednesday to uphold a $58,000 verdict awarded to a commercial diver who accused an environmental cleanup company of subjecting her to harassment and belittlement, with sever... (more story)

Police Dept. Beats Cop's Suit Over Political Rally Attendance

A California police department defeated an officer's lawsuit alleging he was unlawfully fired after attending a "Stop the Steal" rally in early 2021, with a federal judge finding he was fired based on social m... (more story)

5th Circ. Won't Revive Ex-Terminix Workers' Vax Bias Suits

The Fifth Circuit backed the dismissal of workers' claims that Terminix violated anti-disability bias law by firing them for opposing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate because of their preexisting health conditions... (more story)

Property Co. Settles Ex-Manager's Race Bias Suit

A Black former apartment complex manager who accused her ex-employer of putting her in charge of a struggling development because of her race and then firing her for complaining about the situation told a Penn... (more story)

SF Vax-Mandate Case Will Go To New Jury After Partial Verdict

A California federal jury considering claims that the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District discriminated against employees who sought religious exemptions from the train agency's COVID-19 mandate rend... (more story)

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Famous Dave's Attys Can't Score Extra Fees In $1M Tip Deal

Attorneys representing workers for Famous Dave's can't get additional fees from funds left over from a settlement resolving claims that the restaurant chain violated tip regulations, a Maryland federal judge r... (more story)

Au Pair Co. Can't Arbitrate Wage Claims, 1st Circ. Told

A group of former au pairs who say they were underpaid for their work has urged the First Circuit to affirm that Cultural Care can't force them into arbitration in Switzerland, calling the agency's position a ... (more story)

Over 800 assistant store managers for Burlington are seeking approval of a $5.2 million deal that would end their unpaid overtime claims against the retailer. (John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Burlington Assistant Managers Seek OK Of $5.2M OT Deal

A collective of over 800 Burlington Coat Factory assistant store managers asked a New Jersey federal judge to sign off on a $5.2 million settlement ending their unpaid overtime claims, over a year after the co... (more story)

Urgent Care Nurses Snag Collective Cert. In Wage Suit

Nurses claiming an urgent care chain owes them wages can move forward as a collective in their suit, an Illinois federal judge ruled, saying the worker who lodged the suit showed she was similarly situated to her colleagues.

Warner Bros. Hit With PAGA Suit By Background Actor

Warner Bros. has not been paying background actors all their wages owed by failing to incorporate incentive payments into overtime calculations and requiring them to work through breaks unpaid, according to a ... (more story)

Trimmed Geico Wage Suit Stays In Federal Court

A wage and hour class action against Geico belongs in federal court, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the insurance company estimated the first claim alone is valued at over $5 million, but a... (more story)

Aviation Co. Didn't Waive Arbitration In Wage Suit

An aviation company did not waive its rights to raise the arbitration flag in a suit claiming it failed to pay workers for missed rest and meal breaks because it pointed to their agreements several times, a Ca... (more story)