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Where Anti-Discrimination Law Stands 4 Years After Bostock

On the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Bostock ruling, Evan Parness and Abby Rickeman at C... (more story)

Crafting An Effective Workplace AI Policy After DOL Guidance

Employers should take proactive steps to minimize their liability risk after the U.S. Department of Labor released... (more story)

Politics In The Workplace: What Employers Need To Know

As the 2024 election approaches and protests continue across the country, employers should be aware of employees' ... (more story)

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Teamsters Plan Says Health Network Has Monopoly In Conn.

A Teamsters healthcare benefits plan and a Connecticut public transit provider have sued the healthcare network Hartford Healthcare Corp., accusing it of having a monopoly over healthcare in a half-dozen regions of the state.

Shell, HF Sinclair Settle USW's Meme Poster Back Pay Dispute

Shell Oil and HF Sinclair have settled a dispute over which company is responsible for back pay to a worker who was fired after posting a meme that was found not to be grounds for termination, following the Un... (more story)

The NLRB ordered a casino to bargain with the union after the board found it rolled out a new healthcare package and threatened workers with job termination to thwart their involvement with the union. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
NLRB Says Casino Must Bargain Over Benefits Promises

A Las Vegas casino rolled out an improved healthcare and retirement package and threatened workers with job and benefits losses in order to thwart a union campaign, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Mon... (more story)

NLRB Clears Ariz. Solar Co. Of Improper Firing Claim

An Arizona solar company has beaten back a worker's accusation that he was unlawfully fired for discussing wages with co-workers, with the National Labor Relations Board ruling that the worker actually resigne... (more story)

Starbucks Cleared Over Firing Chicago-Area Lead Organizer

Starbucks lawfully fired a union supporter who made a negative remark about a customer, a National Labor Relations Board judge concluded while also finding the company did violate federal labor law by telling ... (more story)

GOP AGs Demand Stay For DOL's H-2A Protections Rule

Seventeen Republican attorneys general requested a pause on the effective date for the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule covering foreign farmworkers within the H-2A visa program, telling the court that th... (more story)

Starbucks Illegally Fired Ga. Worker, NLRB Judge Says

Starbucks violated federal labor law when it fired a worker for leading a protest at a recently unionized Augusta, Georgia, cafe, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Friday, adding Starbucks also flou... (more story)

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EEOC Says Union Pacific Disability Bias Suit Wrongly Tossed

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission urged the Eighth Circuit on Monday to revive a lawsuit alleging Union Pacific Railroad Co. barred an inspector from working for five years because of a traumati... (more story)

Farm Cos. To Pay $475K To End Wash. AG's Sex Assault Suit

A pair of agricultural companies agreed to pay $470,000 to resolve Washington state's lawsuit accusing them of standing by as a supervisor sexually harassed and assaulted female employees and firing those who ... (more story)

A Sixth Circuit panel reversed the dismissal of a race discrimination and disability bias suit against General Motors LLC and United Auto Workers Local 14. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
6th Circ. Says Labor Law Doesn't Bar Bias Case Against GM

The Sixth Circuit revived a Black former General Motors employee's lawsuit Monday alleging he was denied a raise, demoted and suspended because of his race and post-traumatic stress disorder, ruling a lower co... (more story)

Conn. Worker Gets $144K Counsel Fee After Bias Trial Win

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection must pay nearly $139,000 in attorney fees to W. Martyn Philpot Jr. after a Black employee won a federal jury verdict on racial hostility claims... (more story)

Texas High Court Restores Fossil Win Over Harassment Suit

The Texas Supreme Court reinstated Fossil Group Inc.'s defeat of a former sales associate's lawsuit alleging it did nothing to curb a supervisor's lewd online comments and sexual harassment, finding the fashio... (more story)

Amazon Fired Worker For Flagging Sex Harassment, Suit Says

A former Amazon employee who described himself as "not heterosexual" filed a suit in Illinois federal court claiming the company allowed a co-worker to use homophobic slurs and harass him, then fired him after he complained.

No Associational Shield In Conn. Employment Law, Panel Says

Connecticut's key employment practices law does not create a cause of action for discriminating against a worker because they associate with a person who has disabilities, according to a Friday opinion by the ... (more story)

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Trader Claims Firm Owes Bonus On $37M Texas Storm Profits

A trader told a Denver jury Monday that a Colorado energy marketing company fired him as retaliation after he accused the CEO of failing to pay out his cut of $37 million from trades made during a 2021 Texas s... (more story)

9th Circ. Tosses Cleaner's Appeal In Misclassification Row

The Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that it lacks jurisdiction over a worker's challenge of a district court's decision refusing to reopen his suit claiming a janitorial franchising company misclassified workers as... (more story)

The nation's justices will not reconsider nonindividual claims under California's Private Attorneys General Act while the individual claims are arbitrated in a case by an Uber driver against the ride-hailing company alleging it misclassified him and others as independent contractors. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Justices Pass On Revisiting PAGA Arbitration Issue

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to take another look at the fate of nonindividual claims under California's Private Attorneys General Act when individual claims go to arbitration in a case involving ... (more story)

Amazon Seeks To Trim Reopened Contractor Wage Suit

Amazon urged a Washington federal judge to toss claims in a long-running, recently reopened lawsuit alleging the company misclassified drivers as independent contractors, saying the workers still had not provi... (more story)

Property Preservation Co. Settles 15 Misclassification Suits

A property preservation company told a California federal court it reached a deal to settle 15 suits claiming it owes workers wages after misclassifying them as independent contractors.

Don't Let Farm Org Rewrite Wage Rule Suit, DOL Tells Judge

A farm group shouldn't be allowed to revise its challenge to the U.S. Department of Labor's new wage rule for certain temporary workers, the agency told a Charlotte, North Carolina, federal judge, saying the r... (more story)

Federal Contractor Wage Bump Gears Up For Supreme Court

Two outdoor groups urged the Tenth Circuit to press pause on its ruling that President Joe Biden could spike federal contractors' hourly minimum wage, saying they plan to ask for the U.S. Supreme Court's intervention.