Expert Analysis

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)

PAGA Reforms Encourage Proactive Employer Compliance

Recently enacted reforms to California's Private Attorneys General Act should make litigation under the law less b... (more story)

Labor More

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)

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)

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)

Railroad Can't Halt Damages Bid After Union Drive Firings

Two workers who were fired after backing a union organizing effort can continue seeking punitive and compensatory damages against a railroad, a Colorado federal district court ruled, supporting a magistrate ju... (more story)

Yellow Corp. Says It Has No Pension Withdrawal Liabilities

Bankrupt trucking firm Yellow Corp. hit back at a motion for summary judgment sought by multiple pension funds including Central States Pension Fund, telling a Delaware bankruptcy court that it has no withdraw... (more story)

Discrimination More

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)

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)

'Good Try': EEOC Can't Stop Tesla Talking To Putative Class

A California federal judge Wednesday rejected the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's bid to bar Tesla from speaking to all putative class members in its lawsuit alleging the carmaker allowed rampan... (more story)

NJ Casino Must Face Demoted Slots Director's Bias Suit

A New Jersey appellate panel Wednesday restored a former Resorts Casino Hotel employee's disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, finding that it was unclear if he was disabled after he suffered seve... (more story)

Timken Fired Plant Manager Over DEI Push, Conn. Suit Says

A former plant manager says in a Connecticut federal lawsuit that a division of Ohio-based roller bearing supplier Timken violated workplace free speech laws by firing him for citing his own multiracial family... (more story)

Medical Info Co. Hit With NJ Sex Bias Claims By Ex-Director

Medical education company VuMedi Inc. has been hit with a sex discrimination suit in New Jersey federal court by the company's former director of medical education, who alleged that her supervisor told her he ... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

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)

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)

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)

Airport Ramp Agent's Wage Suit Stays In Federal Court

An airport ramp agent's wage and hour suit against an aviation service company can't return to state court, a California federal judge ruled, saying the company's calculations of the unpaid wages and damages a... (more story)

Drivers, Co. Need Extra Details To Mull Arbitration Carveout

A California federal judge told a transportation worker and the at-home respiratory care provider he sued for unpaid wages to file additional documents before deciding whether arbitration is necessary, saying ... (more story)