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

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.

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)

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)

'Memphis 7' Case Sent Back To Judge After High Court Ruling

The National Labor Relations Board official who won reinstatement for the Memphis 7 — seven worker-organizers fired from a Tennessee Starbucks — must go back to the drawing board now that the U.S. Supreme Cour... (more story)

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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)

'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)

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)

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)

Nexstar Aims To Ax Ex-Workers' Pride Memo Defamation Suits

Nexstar Media Group moved Wednesday to dismiss two Michigan federal defamation lawsuits brought by television news managers who were fired after disseminating a memo urging reporters to tone down and balance P... (more story)

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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)

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)

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)

Fiat Chrysler, Workers To Mediate OT Dispute

A Michigan federal judge agreed to hit pause on a proposed class and collective action accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to fully pay workers overtime while the parties engage in mediation.

FTC's In-House Kroger Case Delayed Until After Fed Suit

Kroger and Albertsons are getting a limited respite from the Federal Trade Commission's looming in-house merger challenge after an agency administrative law judge agreed to delay the case, but only until immed... (more story)