Expert Analysis

A Timeline Of Antisemitism Legislation And What It Means

What began as hearings in the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce has expanded to a ... (more story)

Why Justices Should Rule On FAA's Commerce Exception

The U.S. Supreme Court should review the Ninth Circuit's Ortiz v. Randstad decision, to clarify whether involvemen... (more story)

FLSA Conditional Certification Is Alive And Well In 4th Circ.

A North Carolina federal court's recent decision in Johnson v. PHP emphasized continued preference by courts in th... (more story)

Labor More

Loper Bright Is Shaking Up Dozens Of Regulatory Fights

In the two weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Chevron deference, the landmark decision has emerged as a live issue in dozens of administrative challenges, with federal courts already pausing agency ... (more story)

Apple Wrongly Fired Worker For Mass Emails, NLRB Atty Says

Apple should be held responsible for a federal labor law violation for interrogating, disciplining and firing a software engineer who sent mass emails about her workplace concerns, a National Labor Relations B... (more story)

A Fifth Circuit ruling that the NLRB denied a rubber maker's due process rights is expected to inject some short-term uncertainty into the board's efforts to enforce its loss-of-protection policy in cases involving worker outbursts during workplace actions. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
5th Circ. Injects Some 'Confusion' Into NLRB Outburst Test

A recent Fifth Circuit ruling vacating a National Labor Relations Board decision that restored protections for workers who mouth off during workplace actions doesn't undercut the board's policy but may complic... (more story)

Split DC Circ. Backs NLRB Bargaining Order Against NY Hotel

A divided D.C. Circuit panel on Friday upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision finding that the operator of a Brooklyn hotel illegally refused to bargain with a union over economics until noneconomic ... (more story)

Union Must Face Black Truck Driver's Race Bias Suit

An Ohio federal judge refused to throw out a Black truck driver's suit against the International United Auto Workers, saying he put forward enough information to support his allegation that the union did a poo... (more story)

Laborers Local Beats Las Vegas Hiring Hall Rule Challenge

A National Labor Relations Board judge tossed two former union members' claims that their Laborers local maintained an unwritten, arbitrary rule at its Las Vegas hiring hall that it didn't tell members about, ... (more story)

NY Artist Violated Law Amid Union Drive, NLRB GC Says

A New York City-based artist violated federal labor law by requiring workers to attend a so-called captive audience meeting and firing a union supporter, National Labor Relations Board prosecutors alleged, cal... (more story)

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Cuomo Beats Retaliation Claims In NY Trooper's Suit

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defeated retaliation claims in a state trooper's lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed while serving in Cuomo's security detail, after a federal judge said Friday that no... (more story)

Military's IVF Policy Defense Fails Post-Chevron, Group Says

A nonprofit that's challenging the U.S. military's in vitro fertilization coverage policy for service members told a New York federal judge that federal agencies cannot claim they're entitled to Chevron defere... (more story)

A settlement in a sexual harassment case against Boston headed off a trial that was to include testimony from a senior federal district judge and the city's former mayor. (AP photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston To Pay $1M To End Health Dept. Harassment Case

A high-profile sexual harassment case against the city of Boston and its former health director settled for $1 million earlier this month, according to a copy of the agreement released Friday.

Texas Courts Block Protections For Transgender Students

Two Texas federal judges have blocked the U.S. Department of Education from enforcing protections for transgender students in Lone Star State schools while lawsuits against the rules are litigated, with one ju... (more story)

Amazon Must Produce Docs In EEOC Pregnancy Bias Probe

A New York federal judge ordered Amazon to cough up documents the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requested as part of its investigation into allegations that the e-commerce giant systematically d... (more story)

8th Circ. Won't Grant Fired Army Staffer New Retaliation Trial

The Eighth Circuit declined Friday to overrule a lower court's order denying a former U.S. Army supply specialist a new trial in her retaliation suit alleging she was fired for reporting that she was sexually ... (more story)

Ex-Quantix Worker Sues Abbott Labs Over Drug Test Firing

A former employee of Quantix SCS LLC is suing the company, Abbott Laboratories Inc. and two other drug testing companies, saying he was wrongly fired after testing positive for THC and the companies did not co... (more story)

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Chevron Irrelevant To Tipped Worker Rule, DOL Tells 5th Circ.

The U.S. Department of Labor told the Fifth Circuit that it need not consider the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision scrapping Chevron deference in a lawsuit restaurant groups filed combating a rule affectin... (more story)

Expect NCAA To Dig In Heels On Employee Status After Ruling

Even after Thursday's Third Circuit ruling clearing a path for college athletes to be considered employees, experts say the NCAA's record of litigating to the hilt on other athletes' rights matters portends a ... (more story)

A Ninth Circuit panel reversed a district court decision granting a call center summary judgment on workers’ Fair Labor Standards Act overtime claims. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
9th Circ. Brings Back Boot-Up Pay Claims For 2nd Time

The Ninth Circuit revived and sent back to lower court a suit seeking pay from a call center for minutes that workers spent booting up their computers before their shifts, ruling it is still disputed whether t... (more story)

Off The Bench: NCAA Loses, Favre Wobbles, NFL Fights Back

In this week's Off The Bench, the Third Circuit enlivens the debate over whether college athletes can be considered employees, the Fifth Circuit is skeptical of Brett Favre's defamation suit and the NFL disput... (more story)

Staffing Agency Accused Of Misclassifying Workers

A staffing agency misclassified customer service agents as independent contractors and failed to pay them for all the hours they worked, according to a proposed class and collective action filed in Colorado federal court.

Gas Co. Says Trader Can't Get Bonus From Risky Trades

A Colorado gas marketing company has urged a state judge to find a former trading director forfeited his right to collect a $3.3 million bonus because it was the result of risky and unauthorized trading, accor... (more story)

American Airlines Shakes Off Calif. Wage Suit

A California federal judge tossed proposed class action claims that American Airlines interrupted meal breaks, skimped on overtime wages and required off-the-clock work, leaving a chance for their revival whil... (more story)