Expert Analysis

How DEI Programs Are Being Challenged In Court And Beyond

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative action decision last year declaring the consideration of race ... (more story)

What Minority Biz Law Ruling Could Mean For Private DEI

A Texas federal court’s recent decision to strike down key provisions of the Minority Business Development Act ill... (more story)

Employers Beware Of NLRB Changes On Bad Faith Bargaining

Recent National Labor Relations Board decisions show a trend of the agency imposing harsher remedies on employers ... (more story)

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Jewish Attys Sue Union Over Dues After Pro-Palestine Stance

A public defenders union violated the First Amendment by forcing two Jewish attorneys who oppose its pro-Palestine rhetoric to continue paying dues, the New York City-based attorneys claimed in a federal lawsu... (more story)

Fired Yellow Corp. Workers Can Proceed With Class Action

A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday lent support to a group of laid off Yellow Corp. workers in their bid to bring a class action against the insolvent trucking company, saying he would recognize claims ti... (more story)

A National Labor Relations Board panel found a tank cleaning company illegally fired two workers for their activities within a local of the International Union of Operating Engineers, whose building in Washington, D.C., is pictured. (
'Extensive' Anti-Union Bid Merits Bargaining Edict, NLRB Says

A National Labor Relations Board panel issued a bargaining order against a tank cleaning company that engaged in an "extensive" anti-union campaign, but a dissenting board member said some of the remedies orde... (more story)

Amazon GC's Comp. Dropped In '23 After Prior Stock Awards

Amazon general counsel and longtime employee David Zapolsky saw his total reported compensation dip significantly — from about $18.2 million in 2022 to $371,600 in 2023 — due to the impact of stock awards, a T... (more story)

US, Mexico Resolve Labor Complaints At Two Mexico Plants

Workers at two Mexico automotive part facilities can now organize under a union of their choice after concerns of labor violations were resolved through the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement's labor rights tool, th... (more story)

Senate Disapproves Of NLRB Joint Employer Rule

A resolution to block an enjoined National Labor Relations Board rule treating more employers as joint employers is headed to President Joe Biden's desk following a close U.S. Senate vote Wednesday, though the... (more story)

Littler Adds Shareholder With Gov. Background To Wis. Office

Littler Mendelson PC brought on a shareholder who beefed up his practice serving as acting chief legal counsel to former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a role that now informs his work defending employers underg... (more story)

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4th Circ. Backs Navy's Win In Black Employee's Bias Case

The Fourth Circuit refused to upend the U.S. Navy's defeat of a Black civilian employee's lawsuit alleging he lost a promotion because he'd complained about being treated worse than white colleagues, finding T... (more story)

Full 8th Circ. Hears Ark. Bid To Revive Youth Trans Care Ban

An en banc panel of the Eighth Circuit weighing whether to revive an Arkansas state law that banned gender-affirming care for children and teens heard oral arguments Thursday, as Arkansas officials sought to d... (more story)

A split Sixth Circuit panel overturned a $1.5 million jury trial award for a U.S. Army reservist who was fired from his Tennessee county jail job and the majority ordered a new trial for his Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act lawsuit against his former employer. (
Split 6th Circ. Upends Jail Worker's $1.5M Win In USERRA Suit

A split Sixth Circuit panel on Thursday overturned a former county jail employee's $1.5 million jury trial win in his lawsuit alleging he was wrongly accused of taking invalid military leave and then fired, de... (more story)

2nd Circ. Rules Flores Can't Block NFL's Arbitration Challenge

The Second Circuit on Thursday handed the NFL a win in its effort to overturn a decision that kept former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores' racial discrimination lawsuit out of arbitration, ruling Flores... (more story)

Black Workers, Fish Farm Settle Claims Of Migrant Hiring Bias

Black farmers and a Mississippi-based fish farm have agreed to settle claims that the farm pushed out the U.S. citizen farmers in favor of Mexican migrant workers, they announced to a Mississippi federal court on Thursday.

Supermarket Chain Settles Fired Manager's Sex Bias Suit

A supermarket chain will pay a former store manager $25,000 to shutter her New York federal court suit claiming she was paid less than her male counterparts, and she was fired after complaining that her male s... (more story)

Texas Staffing Co. Settles Noncitizen Bias Claims

A Texas staffing company settled the federal government's claims that it discriminated against a man by requiring he show his green card to prove he can work in the U.S., the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

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Chipotle Pays $2.9M To End Seattle Wage Violation Probe

Fast-food chain Chipotle has agreed to pay nearly $2.9 million to more than 1,800 workers at eight of its restaurants in Seattle to resolve the city's investigation into employees' allegations that the employe... (more story)

City Council Pushes Minneapolis Ride-Share Ordinance Date

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously agreed Thursday to postpone to July 1 the effective date of an ordinance setting up ride-share drivers' minimum wages, temporarily avoiding a Lyft and Uber exodus from the city.

The White House’s OMB recently cleared the DOL’s proposed rule, which tackles executive, administrative and professional employees' exemption from the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime requirements. (iStock/Amy Sparwasser)
DOL's Final OT Rule Incoming After Clearing OMB Review

The U.S. Department of Labor might soon issue a final rule increasing salaries in order for workers to be considered overtime-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act, after a proposed rule cleared the White ... (more story)

Ex-Geico Agents Ask 6th Circ. To Revive Classification Suit

A group of former Geico agents asked the Sixth Circuit to revive their claims that they were misclassified and denied benefits, challenging the accuracy and relevance of plan documents that the lower court rev... (more story)

Tech Co. To Pay Ex-Worker $7K To End Anxiety Firing Suit

A computer and cellphone accessory manufacturer will pay nearly $7,000 to end a former worker's suit claiming that the company's return-to-office mandate was not compatible with the accommodations needed for h... (more story)

Victoria's Secret Says Settlement Bars COVID Screening Suit

Victoria's Secret Stores has asked a California federal judge to grant it a win in a lawsuit alleging it should have paid employees for the time they spent in pre-shift COVID-19 screenings during the pandemic,... (more story)

Urgent Care Flouts OT And Min. Wage Laws, Workers Say

An urgent care company that New York City tapped to provide services at migrant facilities failed to compensate workers on time while also owing them weeks of pay, two former employees said in a proposed class... (more story)