Expert Analysis

3 Employer Lessons From NLRB's Complaint Against SpaceX

Severance agreements traditionally have included nondisparagement and nondisclosure provisions as a matter of cour... (more story)

Why Employers Shouldn't Overreact To Protest Activities

Recent decisions from the First Circuit in Kinzer v. Whole Foods and the National Labor Relations Board in Home De... (more story)

Best Practices To Accommodate Workplace Service Animals

Since the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently pledged to enforce accommodations for people with ... (more story)

Labor More

6th Circ. Orders Sanctioned Prison Co. To Pay NLRB Atty Fees

The Sixth Circuit said a Federal Bureau of Prisons contractor has to pay the U.S. National Labor Relations Board's attorney fees from arguing the contractor should be held in contempt in a dispute over two fir... (more story)

UC Says Union Trying To Illegally Strike Amid Campus Protest

The University of California system is accusing the union that represents its graduate student workers of calling for an illegal strike over the university system's pushback to pro-Palestine campus protests, f... (more story)

SpaceX will have to contest its constitutional challenge to the NLRB's structure in the Central District of California after a Texas federal judge denied the company's motion for reconsideration. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Texas Judge Denies SpaceX's Rethink Bid In Transfer Spat

A Texas federal judge won't reconsider his decision to transfer SpaceX's constitutional challenge to the National Labor Relations Board's structure to a California court, saying on Friday that the rocket compa... (more story)

Teamsters Unit Says Steel Co. Didn't Follow Rehire Order

A Teamsters local accused a steel manufacturer of not abiding by an arbitration award that required the reinstatement of a fired employee, urging a Michigan federal judge to make the company cough up back pay ... (more story)

UAW, Fiat Chrysler Say Ohio Workers' Bribery Suit Untimely

The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler told an Ohio federal judge Friday that a recent Sixth Circuit decision nullifies a racketeering lawsuit from plant workers trying to tie their claims of lost wages and... (more story)

NLRB Orders Spa To Rehire Worker Fired Over Wage Talk

The National Labor Relations Board ordered a Hawaii spa to rehire a worker after the company failed to contest a claim that it fired her for talking to co-workers about their pay.

NLRB Restores Union Election Loss, Says Toss Was Improper

The National Labor Relations Board restored a loss for an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local in a representation election at a company in Washington state, saying an NLRB official's decision... (more story)

Discrimination More

Wash. Pay Range Suits Meet Early Crossroads On Standing

A federal court's ruling that a job applicant lacked standing to claim an employer violated Washington state's new requirement for employers to include pay ranges in job ads may signal that workers will fare b... (more story)

Northshore Unit Beats Employee's Vaccine Exemption Suit

A nurse working for a Northshore Health unit in Illinois cannot pursue employment deprivation claims over the hospital's initial rejection of her COVID-19 vaccine religious exemption request since she was gran... (more story)

Several Ninth Circuit judges said the full court's intervention in a former fire chief's religious discrimination suit would have been necessary because he
9th Circ. Judges Say Bias Suit Deserved En Banc Rehearing

A Ninth Circuit panel's opinion that a fire chief's Christian faith wasn't the cause for his firing will have severe ramifications in discrimination cases and the full appellate court should have reconsidered ... (more story)

EEOC Backs Colorblind Conductor's ADA Suit At 5th Circ.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told the Fifth Circuit it should revive a colorblind conductor's disability bias suit claiming BNSF Railway Co. used a flawed vision test to fire him, arguing t... (more story)

Recycling Co. Cuts Deal To Exit EEOC Retaliation Suit

A recycling company will pay $90,000 to resolve a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit accusing it of firing a veteran employee because he participated in an agency probe regarding gender bias,... (more story)

Pa. Rehab Center Worker's Firing Suit Filed Too Late

A Pennsylvania appeals panel won't reinstate a wrongful termination suit by a former rehabilitation center worker who says she was wrongly fired for using medical cannabis, rejecting her argument that her clai... (more story)

Justices Won't Wade Into Engraver's Age Bias Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider a metal engraver's claims that a silversmith fired him because he was over 40 with carpal tunnel syndrome, leaving in place a Ninth Circuit ruling that only pa... (more story)

Wage & Hour More

United Healthcare Skimped On OT, NM Nurse Says

United Healthcare misclassified New Mexico-based case manager registered nurses as overtime-exempt even though they have overtime-eligible responsibilities, cheating them out of overtime wages when they work o... (more story)

Rocket Mortgage Agrees To Pay $3.5M To End OT Suit

Rocket Mortgage agreed to pay out $3.5 million to end a collective suit in Arizona federal court accusing it of failing to pay mortgage brokers for the after-hours work they performed.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in an overtime suit by delivery drivers means a party can’t quickly appeal an order to compel arbitration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Justices' Arbitration Ruling To Slow Wage Appeals

Workers will struggle to appeal orders compelling arbitration now that the U.S. Supreme Court has said federal courts must stay cases when claims are sent to arbitration instead of dismissing them, attorneys s... (more story)

Trucking Co. Dodges Misclassification Suit, For Now

A trucking company can temporarily escape claims that it misclassified drivers as independent contractors because the driver lodging the suit failed to show jurisdictional diversity, an Illinois federal judge ruled.

Manager Says Travel Co. Fired Her For Promotion Complaints

A corporate hotel booking service gave lackluster performance reviews to a female national sales manager because she had taken maternity leave and fired her after she raised concerns about being passed over fo... (more story)

DOL Fails To Win Order Barring Retaliation On Pork Workers

A Tennessee federal judge rebuffed a request from the U.S. Department of Labor to bar a pork producer from retaliating against workers providing information about wages, ruling that the department had failed t... (more story)

Industry Emboldened After Justices Galvanize Agency Attacks

In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court said "extraordinary" and "far-reaching" attacks on administrative enforcers can skip agency tribunals and go straight to federal district court, ambitious challenges to... (more story)