Expert Analysis

Inside OMB's Update On Race And Ethnicity Data Collection

The Office of Management and Budget's new guidelines for agency collection of data on race and ethnicity reflect s... (more story)

Assessing Work Rules After NLRB Handbook Ruling

The National Labor Relations Board's Stericycle decision last year sparked uncertainty surrounding whether histori... (more story)

New Wash. Laws Employers Should Pay Attention To

The Washington Legislature ended its session last month after passing substantial laws that should prompt employer... (more story)

Labor More

NLRB Judge Told Of College Hoopsters' Hotel Curfew Guard

A Stanford University runner testified on Wednesday for the National Labor Relations Board that some student-athletes should be considered employees due to the control programs exert over them, and that a time... (more story)

Biden Admin Probes Chinese Shipbuilders For Unfair Trade

The Biden administration launched an investigation Wednesday into whether China used unfair practices to gain a competitive edge in the global shipping and maritime services sector, setting the stage for poten... (more story)

In separate motions filed in August 2023 and February 2024, Amazon asked the NLRB to reopen the record so it could introduce additional evidence supporting its claims of misconduct surrounding the JFK8 election. Both requests were denied in an April order. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
Amazon Urges NLRB To Reopen Challenge To Union Win

Amazon asked the National Labor Relations Board to reopen the record in its challenge to a union's representation election win at a Staten Island warehouse, arguing it was prevented from introducing evidence f... (more story)

Starbucks Threatened Unionizing Hawaii Baristas, NLRB Says

Starbucks violated federal labor law when it told workers at a Hawaii cafe that they could miss out on a raise and lose the ability to pick up shifts at other stores if they unionized, the National Labor Relat... (more story)

2nd Circ. Reopens NLRB Enforcement Row Against Radio Co.

The Second Circuit will review the National Labor Relations Board's allegations that a radio station operator violated a court's consent judgment enforcing a board decision, with the appeals court appointing a... (more story)

Fox Rothschild Hires Employment Atty In Atlantic City

Fox Rothschild LLP has added a labor and employment partner with decades of experience in collective bargaining, resolving workplace disputes and risk management to its Atlantic City, New Jersey, office.

Meat Biz Says NLRB Is 'Bullying' It In Subpoena Row

A meatpacking business accused of improperly transferring union work told a New York federal court it shouldn't face fines for withholding some documents from National Labor Relations Board prosecutors, saying... (more story)

Discrimination More

Store Chain's Background Checks Discriminate, EEOC Says

Convenience store chain Sheetz discriminated against nonwhite job applicants by basing hiring decisions on criminal history checks and refusing to let rejected job-seekers appeal those decisions, the U.S. Equa... (more story)

6th Circ. Wont Upend Nashville Worker's Retaliation Win

The Sixth Circuit declined Wednesday to scrap a $260,000 jury win for a Nashville, Tennessee, school administrator who said she was fired for conducting a racial bias investigation, stating it's too soon for t... (more story)

DHL and the EEOC agreed to resolve a suit brought by the agency in 2010 that alleged the company violated Title VII by treating Black employees differently from white workers and segregating work assignments by race at multiple Illinois locations. (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via AP)
DHL To Pay $8.7M To End Long-Running EEOC Race Bias Suit

Logistics company DHL will pay $8.7 million to resolve a 14-year-old U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging it gave Black workers more difficult and dangerous work assignments than white em... (more story)

Wells Fargo Headed To Trial In Ex-Exec's COVID-Era ADA Suit

Wells Fargo is headed to trial over a former investment director's Americans with Disabilities Act claim in a suit alleging he lost his job following an accommodation request after his employer prepared to man... (more story)

Port Authority Worker Takes Race Bias Suit To 3rd Circ.

A Black woman who claimed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey didn't promote her because of her race and complaints about discrimination told the Third Circuit on Wednesday that a lower court ignored... (more story)

Seattle Says Firefighters' Amended Vax Complaint Still Flawed

The city of Seattle insisted Wednesday that fatal flaws remain in an amended complaint from firefighters who sued over the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, including a failure to link religious discrimination ... (more story)

10th Circ. Upholds Block On Job Seeker's 'Meritless' Filings

The Tenth Circuit on Wednesday refused to let a Nigerian job applicant ask a trial court to reconsider dismissing his race and age discrimination lawsuit against Garmin International Inc., ruling the lower cou... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

Colo. Labor Dept. Says Amazon's Holiday Pay Must Be In OT

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment told the state Supreme Court that Amazon's holiday incentive pay is similar to shift differentials, backing warehouse workers' arguments that the pay should have... (more story)

Drivers, Transport Cos.' $700K Wage Deal Nabs Initial OK

A California federal judge placed the initial stamp of approval on a revised $700,000 settlement between a class of truck drivers, an agricultural product transportation company and labor contractor ending a w... (more story)

An Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit in California federal court contends that X owes $500 million in severance to workers the company laid off after Elon Musk's takeover. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP)
Discovery In $500M Severance Fight Against X, Musk Will Wait

A California federal judge paused discovery in a suit claiming X, formerly Twitter, owes $500 million in severance to the workers the company laid off after Elon Musk's takeover, saying the court should wait t... (more story)

Yacht Repair Co.'s Late Arguments Can't Save It From OT Suit

A yacht repair company owes more than $55,000 in overtime and damages to a former employee, a Florida federal judge ruled, rejecting the company's Hail Mary argument that the worker was exempt from overtime un... (more story)

Airplane Servicers Reiterate That Fueling Isn't Interstate Work

Two companies that service airplanes alerted the Ninth Circuit to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision regarding the applicability of a worker exemption from the Federal Arbitration Act, saying the high co... (more story)

NLRB Says Co. Violated Labor Law With Wage Suit Questions

A chemical manufacturer illegally questioned an employee about his conversations with co-workers and union stewards linked to a wage and hour lawsuit, the National Labor Relations Board concluded, upholding an... (more story)

Ogletree Expands Into Western NY With Ex-Goldberg Atty

Management-side employment firm Ogletree Deakins is expanding into western New York, announcing Tuesday that it is adding a shareholder in Buffalo from Goldberg Segalla.