A now-defunct diabetic testing equipment supplier last owned by Abbott Laboratories violated the False Claims Act by charging Medicare for unnecessary equipment and by paying kickbacks, federal prosecutors intervening in a whistleblower case said Tuesday.
Several IHOP franchisees agreed Tuesday to pay $700,000 to resolve a suit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Nevada federal court accusing the restaurant chain locations of operating under an illegal policy that discouraged employees from reporting sexual harassment.
New York City’s Commission on Human Rights is putting employers on notice that banning or restricting hairstyles that are associated with black people is a form of racial discrimination.
A lower appellate court should have dismissed a lawsuit against Endeavor Energy Resources LP because the rules limiting a property owner's liability for contractors' injuries can extend to a negligent-hiring claim over a contract employee's death at a drill site, The Texas Supreme Court was told in oral arguments Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take up a Minnesota assisted living home’s appeal of an Eighth Circuit ruling that let a district court abstain from deciding the home’s challenge to the state’s minimum and overtime wage law.
The owner and president of an Illinois-based elevator repair company paid a public university’s elevator foreman about $200,000 in bribe money to ensure she could keep receiving contracted service work from the school, a federal prosecutor told a jury Tuesday.
A black Facebook facilities worker urged the Fourth Circuit to revive his suit accusing the social media giant of denying him a promotion because of his race, arguing there was undisputed evidence his ex-boss frequently used racial epithets.
A technician for a Texas Jiffy Lube has accused its owners of docking her pay for lunch hours even when she worked through them and denying her time-and-a-half overtime pay required under law in a proposed class action filed Monday in Texas federal court.
Two-term U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission member Chai Feldblum — a Democrat — has found a surprising landing spot on Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP’s employment law team after leaving the agency last month amid some conservative opposition to her return, the firm announced Tuesday.
A pair of EQT Corp. employees raided the company’s computers and copied confidential data in the early-morning hours before a meeting in which they were going to be fired, the company claimed in filings made in Pennsylvania state and federal courts Tuesday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to properly regulate a paint-stripping chemical, leaving users at risk of heart attack, asphyxiation and other health issues, a Latino workers group and environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an Uber subsidiary have asked a Washington federal judge to invalidate Seattle's ordinance letting ride hailing app-based drivers unionize, saying the city’s law blatantly violates federal antitrust law by allowing independent contractors to band together and fix prices.
An employee suing an employer for unpaid wages can recover attorneys' fees when winning a "favorable settlement," even when a court does not sign off on the deal, according to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling Tuesday with potentially wide-ranging implications.
Law firms and other professional service providers are seeking more than $300 million in bills for Puerto Rico’s unprecedented restructuring — a figure that is eventually expected to surpass $1 billion. Some local attorneys are questioning the costs.
Out of disaster comes opportunity. That is what the corporate legal community of Puerto Rico found after Hurricane Maria. But for many attorneys, the recovery is personal, too.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP can serve as counsel for children's clothing retailer Gymboree Group Inc. as it looks to liquidate most of its business in Chapter 11, a Virginia bankruptcy judge ruled Friday, finding the firm is not conflicted simply because it represents Gymboree creditors in other matters.
The U.S. Department of Labor is close to unveiling its long-awaited plan for scaling back a controversial Obama-era rule that expanded overtime protection for millions of white-collar workers. Here, experts discuss four things they will be looking for when the agency’s overtime rule is proposed.
A California federal judge on Friday granted preliminary approval to a $1.2 million settlement agreement between Fidelity and employees claiming the company owes them overtime pay.
A Virginia federal judge on Friday blocked the pending discharge of HIV-positive airmen by the U.S. Air Force, ruling that its HIV policies are irrational and do not reflect the availability of modern HIV treatments.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday sided with ExxonMobil Corp. in its dispute with The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, holding that the insurer waived its rights to recover from Exxon workers' compensation payments the insurer made to two injured workers.
The Illinois Supreme Court's decision last month in Rosenbach v. Six Flags resolves much of the uncertainty about when an individual may bring suit under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Now is the time for companies to ensure BIPA compliance, say attorneys with Fenwick & West LLP.
Antitrust treatment of so-called “no-poach” agreements is evolving, and the biggest development over the past few months has been the U.S. Department of Justice’s targeted advocacy in several ongoing lawsuits, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Organizations should seek to avoid discrimination, but they should also be wary of the idea that diverse teams function better than nondiverse teams, because this reasoning lacks evidence and can lead to a slippery slope, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research LLC.
The strength of an anti-SLAPP statute hinges on its text. In states with strong legislation, courts have found that certain adverse employment actions implicate constitutional rights and fall within the purview of the law, say Jana Baker and Victoria Vish of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.
While artificial intelligence promises to revolutionize the way we live and work, there has been relatively little government regulation targeting it specifically. But legislation referring to AI is currently pending in at least 13 states, and more may be on the way, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
Recent trends suggest that workplace discrimination will continue to be an area of focus for enforcement activities and private litigation. But to comply with stronger pay equity laws and hedge against the risk of litigation, employers must understand how systematic disparities might occur, say members of Analysis Group Inc.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s eventual decision in Carr v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania could have a significant effect on how public employers in the state address employee social media use, say Ivo Becica and Qiwei Chen of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.
Underlying recent executive disputes with companies like Papa John's, Barnes & Noble and Uber is the executive employment agreement, which appears to include three areas that could and should be improved, says Zak Franklin of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Presenting a powerful opening statement at mediation plays an important role in achieving success, but you need to reach into your toolbox for more than just a hammer, says Anthony Rospert of Thompson Hine LLP.
The Illinois Supreme Court's recent ruling in Rosenbach v. Six Flags is likely to continue the proliferation of Biometric Information Privacy Act litigation, in turn leading to more insurance coverage disputes over whether BIPA claims involve "personal and advertising injury" or "property damage," says Jonathan Viner of Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP.