Nine West Holdings Inc. received New York bankruptcy court approval Tuesday to solicit votes from creditors on its plan to reorganize in Chapter 11 while certain stakeholders maintain that the fashion company's proposal to settle potential fraudulent transfer claims against owner Sycamore Partners is woefully inadequate.
The National Hockey League has agreed to pay nearly $19 million to end multidistrict litigation brought by more than 300 retired players alleging they endured long-term problems from head trauma suffered on the ice, a deal some experts said fell short of expectations after the league put up a stiff defense.
The National Nuclear Security Administration must pay at least $1.1 million in withheld cash to the company tasked with designing, building and running a now-canceled nuclear fuel facility in South Carolina, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said Friday.
Workers denied religious accommodations can't automatically sue under a provision of federal law barring businesses from retaliating against workers who oppose discrimination, a split Eighth Circuit panel said Tuesday, declining to revive a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit.
Maryland immigration boutiques Hammond Young Immigration Law LLC and Grossman Law LLC said Tuesday that they had joined forces to create Grossman Young & Hammond, bringing together their respective expertise in business immigration and humanitarian immigration matters.
Cloud software company Lanetix Inc. has agreed to pay $775,000 to 15 programmers who claim they were wrongly terminated after developers at the company announced their intention to unionize, according to a statement from the NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America.
Walmart has lost a bid to decertify a class of at least 50,000 workers who claim the big-box retailer underpaid them for missed lunch breaks, with a California federal judge finding Tuesday that company records allowed the court to assess potential liability on a class basis.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday vacated an arbitrator’s decision to impose a 10-day suspension and a reduction in back pay on an Internal Revenue Service customer service employee who was dismissed from her job after underpaying taxes, saying the court could not discern what charges supported the decision.
A former Cinnabon worker can move forward with a proposed antitrust class action over the company's allegedly anticompetitive "no-poaching" agreements keeping franchises from hiring away the employees of their peers, but a Washington state federal judge signaled a tough road ahead by imposing a challenging burden of proof.
A class of Computer Sciences Corp. systems administrators are looking at about $30 million in unpaid overtime and damages after a Connecticut federal judge resolved a series of remedies questions left open after their December jury win, the workers’ attorneys said Tuesday.
More than two dozen Harvard Law School students are asking their peers to boycott Kirkland & Ellis LLP over the international law firm’s use of mandatory arbitration agreements, and on Tuesday the group promised to expand the movement to other firms and law schools in the near future.
A California federal jury considering class claims that Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. discriminates against non-South Asians heard taped deposition testimony Tuesday from a former Tata senior human resources manager, who said that the company prioritizes visa holders and the culture was “expats versus locals.”
A former GrubHub Inc. driver asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to reverse a finding that he’s an independent contractor and not an employee, insisting the worker classification standard set by the California Supreme Court's Dynamex ruling upended it.
Southern California-based Buchalter PC opened the doors on its new San Diego office, the firm's sixth office in its home state and eighth overall, which will at first consist mainly of a new labor and employment team, the firm announced on Monday.
A former biostatistician at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. was sentenced to six months in prison and one year of supervised release Tuesday after he maintained his innocence on insider trading charges in Boston federal court.
A New Jersey federal judge has granted conditional certification to a class of current and former Merrill Lynch “email reviewers” in a suit alleging parent company Bank of America NA improperly failed to pay them overtime, but the judge said receiving final certification will be more difficult.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from a former Southwest Airlines worker who said colleagues were upset he took federally protected medical leave and got him fired by concocting claims that he threatened to bring a gun to work.
A New Jersey appeals court Tuesday revived a former Jenny Craig Inc. worker's lawsuit alleging her hours were drastically cut because of her age, ruling that arbitration clauses that don't specify a forum are unenforceable.
The NCAA defended its rules limiting athlete compensation in a landmark antitrust California federal bench trial on Friday, arguing that college sports fans value amateurism and “overwhelmingly oppose” paying student athletes.
A London court has ruled that 23 former executives at AIG are entitled to deferred bonuses pre-dating the financial crisis that could be worth more than $100 million despite the units' involvement in the risky trading that nearly brought down the insurance giant.
A Nebraska railroad car cleaning company and its two owners were indicted on charges that they flouted worker safety standards — resulting in two employee deaths — and attempted to hide their failures from Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Since the oldest members of Generation Z aren’t even finished with law school yet, law firm management is in a unique position to prepare for their entrance into the legal workforce, says Eliza Stoker of Major Lindsey & Africa.
In AMN Healthcare v. Aya Healthcare Services, a California appellate court recently held that employee nonsolicitation agreements are void unless they fall within one of three statutory exceptions, clearing up uncertainty about their enforceability in the state, say Dylan Wiseman and Alexandra Grayner at Buchalter PC.
Julia Jordan and Christina Andersen of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP provide guidance on arbitrating employment-related disputes before the American Arbitration Association and summarize what practitioners might expect during various aspects of the process.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido extends Age Discrimination in Employment Act protections to all political subdivisions of states, regardless of size, despite contrary interpretations by many circuits, say Daniel Pasternak and Melissa Legault of Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Yale Law School lecturer and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Linda Greenhouse discusses her coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservatives' long game and trends in journalism.
Attorneys should think beyond the Veterans Day parades and use their time and talents to help the many veterans facing urgent legal issues, says Linda Klein of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
New York legislation mandating a series of significant wage increases becomes effective at the end of 2018. Employers should make sure their payrolls are in order well before the new year, as violations can result in steep consequences, say Randi May and Amory McAndrew of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney LLP.
National contact points are hearing more human rights, labor and environmental complaints related to energy companies, bringing these grievances to public attention and sharing findings with potential litigants, say attorneys with King & Spalding LLP and an adviser at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
In Tuesday's midterm elections, Democrats recaptured the House for the first time in eight years while Republicans retained and strengthened their grip on the Senate. Richard Meneghello and Benjamin Ebbink of Fisher Phillips break down what this means for employers.
The Washington Supreme Court's eventual decision in Taylor v. Burlington Railroad Holdings is likely to have far-reaching effects that will inform how employers and employees approach weight-based discrimination issues in the workplace and during the prehiring process, say Tina Tellado and Trisha Thompson of Holland & Knight LLP.