A former SoulCycle executive accused the company Tuesday in New York federal court of offering "shifting, nebulous excuses" for retaliating against her for taking maternity leave, before finally landing on the COVID-19 pandemic as pretext to illegally fire her.
When Pinterest's former chief operating officer complained that she endured demeaning sexist comments in the workplace, was paid less than her male peers and was criticized for being outspoken, the company illegally fired her, according to a lawsuit filed in California state court Tuesday.
As the major NCAA conferences consider canceling or postponing the football season due to the spread of COVID-19, players across the country have banded together to push for universal health protections as part of an unprecedented collective uprising that could ultimately shift the balance of power toward college athletes.
Tesla on Monday urged a Nevada federal court to sanction a former employee accused of stealing and leaking confidential information, claiming in an emergency motion that he has now shared his case file containing thousands of confidential documents on Twitter and posted "rambling YouTube videos mocking his own lawyers."
The nation's first fully remote jury trial with a binding verdict ended with a $354,000 award for a strip club dancer who said she was beaten by the club's bouncers, although the judge and other court personnel expressed doubts Tuesday about whether Zoom teleconference proceedings can really replace in-person trials.
Seyfarth Shaw has expanded its team in Chicago and Los Angeles with the addition of a partner who specializes in labor relations, especially in the hospitality, health care, transportation and construction sectors.
A federal immigration workers' union slammed the Trump administration's proposed rule for limiting asylum during public health emergencies, saying that the policy would prevent immigrants who have legitimate fears of persecution from obtaining shelter in the U.S.
Newark, New Jersey, officials urged a federal court on Tuesday to toss a former municipal judge's lawsuit alleging she lost her job because she was falsely accused of being drunk at work, arguing that she wasn't fired but rather lawfully replaced after her term expired.
A divided Ninth Circuit on Tuesday backed the National Labor Relations Board's finding that a Bay Area steel preservation company committed an unfair labor practice when it slashed contributions to a union pension fund without first bargaining with its workers' union.
The San Francisco Superior Court's ruling Monday that Uber and Lyft must treat their drivers as employees under California law represents a seismic shift in a sprawling legal battle over how to classify workers in the gig economy. Here, Law360 looks at four takeaways from the pivotal decision.
Workers at an agricultural facility for Cultivate Holdings LLC in Massachusetts, which supplies dispensaries in the greater Boston area, voted to unionize Tuesday with a local affiliate of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
Connecticut's former top public health official has claimed that she was fired because she is Black and a woman, saying she was stripped of her role while the state was in the middle of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Third Circuit upheld Amtrak's win in a suit filed by a Black former track foreman who said the railroad punished him more harshly than a white colleague for their roles in a crash that killed two workers, finding that his missteps contributed to the fatal derailment.
Latham's latest addition to its emerging companies practice expects the sector to maintain its current rapid pace in 2020 as budding enterprises and their backers find creative ways to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused the NCAA's request to stay a ruling striking down the organization's limits on what education-related benefits schools can provide to athletes.
An insurer at Lloyd's of London urged the Ninth Circuit on Monday to affirm it is not liable for a developer's $3.5 million settlement over the death of a subcontractor's employee, saying the worker's parents' claims against the insurer are barred by their prior settlement with the developer's insurance policy administrator.
A Missouri federal judge has thrown out a proposed class action brought by a former flight paramedic who claimed Air Evac EMS Inc. shorted him on overtime, saying he was covered by a $2.95 million settlement in Kentucky.
Dozens of former employees of Twin Peaks, a restaurant chain known for waitstaff who wear revealing clothing, filed an amended complaint in Illinois federal court claiming the business' practice of picking apart women's bodies and its scanty uniform requirements are "torn from a pimp's playbook."
A U.S. Department of Labor auditor reported Tuesday that a number of issues plague the agency's ability to enforce an emergency virus leave law, including the lack of on-site probes, the department's controversially broad take on the law's exemptions, and faulty data backing its rules.
A class of Illinois cafe chain employees who've settled biometric privacy claims against their employer asked a federal judge Monday to award their lawyers more than $1 million in fees and costs from their revised $3.2 million deal.
A New Jersey federal judge says Bramshill Investments can pursue claims that a former executive stole trade secrets by sending investor lists and other confidential material from a company email account to her email account at a competing business.
A former executive of a Bank of New York Mellon Corp. investment unit asked a New York federal judge Monday to reject the company's bid to dismiss his suit alleging he is owed $16 million after he was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on possibly unlawful business activities.
Boeing told an Illinois federal judge that Southwest Airlines flight attendants suing to recover lost wages from the 737 Max's global grounding have made far-fetched claims that Boeing overhyped the jets' safety and locked Southwest, one of its most loyal airline customers, into rigid contracts.
A former news reporter for Bloomberg LP tore into the news organization Sunday for its allegedly sexist and racist culture, claiming in a proposed class action lodged in New York state court that she was denied advancement opportunities and exploited as a "diversity pawn" for its business and journalistic gain.
Las Vegas casino unions and MGM Resorts announced on Monday that they have resolved a dispute centering on allegations that the resorts' "unreasonable" COVID-19 rules didn't protect employees.
Two recent Illinois federal court opinions concerning Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act claims against third-party vendors raise questions about the statute’s jurisdictional reach outside the state and whether disclosing biometric data to a vendor constitutes actual injury, say Karen Borg and Al Fowerbaugh at Porter Wright.
Following the American Bar Association's recent publication of third-party litigation funding guidance, Jiamie Chen and Dai Wai Chin Feman at Parabellum Capital outline some additional considerations, including the ethical limitations on single-case funding and the futility of economic prenegotiations between attorneys and their clients.
California companies facing Fair Employment and Housing Act claims from employees laid off due to COVID-19 may be able to rely on a defense that dismisses damages liability with proof that the same termination decision would have been made based on nondiscriminatory reasons, says Chris Moores at Sloan Sakai.
As an attorney with cerebral palsy, Danielle Liebl at Reed Smith says that while the 30-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act has protected her against discrimination, the legal industry must do more to accommodate lawyers with disabilities and make them more comfortable in self-identifying.
The California governor’s recent directive explaining efforts to strategically enforce COVID-19 workplace safety guidelines indicates a high likelihood that the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health will issue employer citations for serious violations in the near future, says Thomas Song at Carothers DiSante.
Many small towns and rural counties have few lawyers or none at all, which threatens the notion of justice for all Americans and demands creative solutions from legislators, bar associations and law schools, says Patricia Refo, president of the American Bar Association.
A D.C. federal court recently held in Sandvig v. Barr that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not prohibit scraping publicly accessible portions of a website, even when doing so violates the website's terms of service, which is similar to the Ninth Circuit's 2019 hiQ v. LinkedIn decision and may influence scraping law in the coming years, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.
The First Circuit’s recent ruling that Amazon delivery drivers are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act opens the door to patchwork state enforcement, and will likely force gig economy employers to reevaluate arbitration agreements and class action waivers, say Christopher Feudo and Christian Garcia at Foley Hoag.
Advances in legal technology are often accompanied by bombastic overstatements, but it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff by looking at where various technologies stand on the hype curve, says Lance Eliot at Stanford Law School.
Health care providers accepting pandemic aid from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund or Paycheck Protection Program should take steps to protect themselves from criminal and civil exposure under the False Claims Act, even if they receive the funds automatically, say attorneys at Orrick.
Following a New York federal court’s decision Monday to invalidate parts of a U.S. Department of Labor rule limiting who can take paid sick or expanded family COVID-19 leave, employers may need to adjust determinations related to work availability, health care capabilities, intermittent leave and documentation, says Susan Harthill at Morgan Lewis.
Novartis' recent $678 million deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, settling allegations that the company's physician-led speaker programs violated the Anti-Kickback Statute, sheds light on arguably the highest-risk marketing practice in the life sciences industry and steps companies can take to avoid DOJ ire, say attorneys at Skadden.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s labor and employment policy initiatives would strengthen unions and increase employer mandates, but some policies could benefit companies by creating broader workforce access and supporting retention of existing workers, says Anthony Oncidi at Proskauer.
The American Bar Association should revise its recently approved best practices on third-party litigation funding as they do not reflect how legal finance actually works and could create confusion among lawyers, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.
Recent derivative claims filed in a California federal court over diversity and inclusion shortcomings at Oracle, Facebook and Qualcomm demonstrate shareholder willingness to hold directors and officers accountable for public companies' failure to deliver on environmental, social and governance commitments, say attorneys at Cleary.