Expert Analysis

NYC Workplace AI Regulation Has Been Largely Insignificant

Though a Cornell University study suggests that a New York City law intended to regulate artificial intelligence i... (more story)

Water Cooler Talk: Investigation Lessons In 'Minority Report'

Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs at Troutman Pepper discuss how themes in Steven Spielberg's Science Fiction masterpi... (more story)

Class Actions At The Circuit Courts: February Lessons

In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy discusses five notable circuit court... (more story)

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US Mine Claims 'An Affront' To Nat'l Sovereignty, Mexico Says

The government of Mexico on Wednesday called on a multinational panel to toss the United States' claims that the collective bargaining rights of workers at a mine in Zacatecas continue to be violated six years... (more story)

NLRB GC Says Bid To Expand Work Rule Remedies Is Coming

National Labor Relations Board general counsel Jennifer Abruzzo's office is preparing to ask the board to expand the remedies it will order against employers that were found to have maintained unlawful work ru... (more story)

The National Labor Relations Board says the denial of an employee’s petition to decertify a union should be reconsidered. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NLRB Sends Back Medieval Knights Union Ouster Bid

A regional director must reconsider the dismissal of a Medieval Knights worker's bid to oust a union, the National Labor Relations Board determined Wednesday, saying the agency official should review the case ... (more story)

Walmart Stifled Mask Rule Complaints, NLRB GC Claims

National Labor Relations Board prosecutors bolstered a complaint Wednesday accusing Walmart of violating federal labor law by suppressing complaints about its COVID-19 safety rules, claiming the company sent a... (more story)

Save Mart Retirees Add To Nonunion Health Benefits Suit

Four retirees of a supermarket chain serving California and Nevada added two claims to their proposed Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action against their former employer, telling a California fe... (more story)

Alaska Airlines Says Religion Didn't Factor Into Worker Firings

Alaska Airlines is urging a Washington federal judge to toss two Christian flight attendants' claims that they were pushed out of work due to bias against their religious beliefs by the company and their union... (more story)

NLRB Says Agency Has Jurisdiction Over Mixed-Unit Dispute

A shipping company unlawfully refused and delayed giving a union requested information, the National Labor Relations Board said, finding the board has jurisdiction over an unfair labor practice spat involving ... (more story)

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7th Circ. Revives Health System Worker's FMLA Suit For Trial

A split Seventh Circuit panel on Wednesday revived a former OSF Healthcare System employee's suit accusing the company of wrongfully firing her after failing to adjust performance expectations while she worked... (more story)

Sbarro Worker Appeals 'Prejudiced' Verdict On Rape Claims

A former Sbarro employee asked the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to order a retrial on her allegations that she was sexually assaulted multiple times by a manager and co-workers, claiming a jury verdict favoring ... (more story)

The Second Circuit reinstated a former Verizon salesperson's long-running gender bias suit for the second time. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
2nd Circ. Says Verizon Unit Can't Dodge Gender Bias Suit

The Second Circuit revived a gender bias suit by a Verizon salesperson who claimed she was regularly subjected to sexual comments and then targeted in a layoff for complaining about it, ruling Wednesday that s... (more story)

Tilray Can't Get Exec's $4M Arbitration Award Tossed

Cannabis company Tilray Brands Inc. can't evade a nearly $4 million arbitration award to a former executive it fired, a federal judge ruled, saying the company's arguments for why the Washington district court... (more story)

Church Can't Halt Maine Bias Laws Amid Tuition Program Suit

Maine can continue to enforce its civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in education and employment amid a Christian school's suit claiming an amendment to the statute prevents it from participating in ... (more story)

NC Hospital, Nurses Get OK For Settlement Of Bias Suit

A North Carolina federal court on Wednesday approved a settlement between a Charlotte hospital and former nurses who had alleged they bore the brunt of a discriminatory campaign to oust veteran nurses and brin... (more story)

Fla. Agency Wants Top Court's Ear In Black Worker's Bias Suit

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice asked the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to delay enforcing its determination that it owes a Black worker nearly $1 million in damages for race discrimination, saying ... (more story)

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Musk, Ex-Twitter Staff Fail To Reach Deal In Severance Dispute

Settlement talks between X Corp., formerly known as Twitter, and a group of former employees have fallen apart, the parties told a Delaware federal judge on Wednesday, asking the judge to lift a stay in their ... (more story)

Au Pair Agency Can't Arbitrate Wage Claims, Judge Says

Au pair agency Cultural Care has waived any claimed right to pursue arbitration in a proposed collective wage complaint by extensively litigating the case for several years, including a trip to the First Circu... (more story)

U.S. Department of Labor headquarters is seen in Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 2023. (Francis Chung/POLITICO via AP Images)
9th Circ. Says DOL Can Use Las Vegas Data For Nev. Wages

The Ninth Circuit has said the U.S. Department of Labor was legally able to use data for a higher-paid Nevada region when it sorted out prevailing wages in the state, turning down a bid by three construction i... (more story)

Ex-Development Director Asks 4th Circ. To Flip Bias Suit Loss

A former development director for a North Carolina city said she supported her sex discrimination and retaliation claims with evidence that she was treated differently from male colleagues, urging the Fourth C... (more story)

8th Circ. Axes Federal Mine Agency's Win In Pay Bias Row

A unanimous Eighth Circuit panel tossed a Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ruling that a cement company discriminated against a worker by cutting bonuses she was to receive for helping federal ... (more story)

Littler Transportation Co-Leader Jumps To Ogletree In SF

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC announced Wednesday that the co-leader of Littler Mendelson PC's transportation industry group was joining the firm as a shareholder in its San Francisco office.

Unsigned Arbitration Pact Hits A Wall in Texas Wage Case

A Texas federal magistrate judge recommended denying a swimming pool contractor's motion to compel a former worker's unpaid overtime suit into arbitration, saying the arbitration agreement was invalid because ... (more story)