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Why Corporate DEI Challenges Increasingly Cite Section 1981

As legal challenges to corporate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives increase in the wake of the U.S. Supr... (more story)

Inside OMB's Update On Race And Ethnicity Data Collection

The Office of Management and Budget's new guidelines for agency collection of data on race and ethnicity reflect s... (more story)

Assessing Work Rules After NLRB Handbook Ruling

The National Labor Relations Board's Stericycle decision last year sparked uncertainty surrounding whether histori... (more story)

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UAW Vote Set For Next Month At Ala. Mercedes-Benz Plants

Thousands of workers at Mercedes-Benz plants in Alabama can vote next month on whether to unionize, the United Auto Workers announced Thursday as the union forges ahead with its organizing efforts at nonunion automakers.

Yellow Corp. Likely Able To Keep Some Leases For Later Sales

A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Thursday he would probably approve troubled trucking company Yellow Corp.'s bid to assume more than 70 leases, but told the debtor and its landlords he needed until Friday to m... (more story)

An International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local had petitioned for a union representation election at a dishwasher maintenance company in Washington state. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
NLRB GC's Cemex Order Bid Bars Vote, Agency Official Says

A National Labor Relations Board official in Washington state tossed an election petition from an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local at a dishwasher maintenance company, saying agency prosec... (more story)

Disneyland Performers Seek Union Representation

The workers who play Disney characters at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, are unionizing, Actors Equity Association announced Thursday, saying over 1,000 employees of the resort's characters and para... (more story)

Kellogg Beats ERISA Suit Over Use Of Outdated Data

A Michigan federal judge tossed litigation accusing Kellogg of shortchanging married retirees by relying on outdated life expectancies and interest rates when calculating their pension payments, agreeing with ... (more story)

NLRB Judge Told Of College Hoopsters' Hotel Curfew Guard

A Stanford University runner testified on Wednesday for the National Labor Relations Board that some student-athletes should be considered employees due to the control programs exert over them, and that a time... (more story)

Biden Admin Probes Chinese Shipbuilders For Unfair Trade

The Biden administration launched an investigation Wednesday into whether China used unfair practices to gain a competitive edge in the global shipping and maritime services sector, setting the stage for poten... (more story)

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Amazon Ignored Labor, IP Laws In AI 'Panic,' Ex-Worker Says

An artificial intelligence researcher suing Amazon for labor law violations says it disregarded numerous laws in a frantic attempt to catch up to its AI rivals, directing her to ignore copyright laws in develo... (more story)

Software Co. Demoted Worker For Getting Pregnant, Suit Says

A former sales director has claimed the software company she worked for ran afoul of federal and state laws when it gave away her job while she was on maternity leave and put her in a more junior role when she... (more story)

The Second Circuit questioned whether the evidence presented by a former Equinox trainer who alleged the fitness company knowingly allowed her to be subjected to ageist comments from co-workers and then fired her because of her age was sufficient to have her case revisited. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
2nd Circ. Seems Skeptical Of Equinox Trainer's Age Bias Case

The Second Circuit appeared disinclined Thursday to revive a fired Equinox trainer's age bias lawsuit, with one judge saying he had "trouble finding" adequate evidence to back her argument that she was subject... (more story)

9th Circ. Says Ex-JPMorgan Worker's Deleted Docs Doom Suit

The Ninth Circuit refused Thursday to reopen a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. financial adviser's lawsuit alleging he was fired for raising concerns about pushing bank-managed funds to clients, finding nothing wr... (more story)

6th Circ. Axes Ex-Perrigo Worker's Drug Test Firing Suit

The Sixth Circuit refused to reinstate a bias suit from a worker who said drugmaker L. Perrigo Co. unlawfully fired him after lip balm caused him to test positive for marijuana, saying he didn't show that age ... (more story)

Qdoba To Pay $3.8M To Wrap Up Wash. Pay Transparency Suit

Mexican restaurant chain Qdoba will pay $3.8 million to resolve a class action alleging it violated Washington state's pay transparency law when it failed to disclose pay information in job postings, according... (more story)

Red States Back Call To Overturn Nasdaq Diversity Rule

Utah and 23 other Republican-led states have filed an amicus brief asking the full Fifth Circuit to vacate a Nasdaq board diversity rule and declare it unconstitutional, saying the U.S. Securities and Exchange... (more story)

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Jury Awards $98M To Wash. Healthcare Workers In Wage Suit

A Seattle jury said Thursday a Washington-based healthcare system should pay thousands of its employees almost $100 million for its illegal timeclock rounding and meal break practices, an award that's expected... (more story)

Building Groups Say They Can Fight Prevailing Wage Rule

Several construction trade groups told a Texas federal judge that they don't need to point to specific members to support their argument that a U.S. Department of Labor final rule regulating prevailing wages w... (more story)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several other groups said the DOL failed to give appropriate weight to how much the new rule would increase costs by only focusing on those who are familiar with the rule. ( Tanno)
US Chamber, Groups Seek Win In DOL Contractor Rule Spat

The U.S. Department of Labor acted illegally when it nixed a Trump-era rule determining workers' independent contractor status and issued a new rule, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a slew of trade groups tol... (more story)

NY Appeals Court Revives AI Firm CLO's Claim For Pay

In a significant ruling for executives and professionals, a New York state appeals court has reversed the dismissal of key claims in a former chief legal officer's lawsuit alleging he wasn't paid all wages owe... (more story)

Saladworks Operator Misclassified Asst. Managers, Suit Says

A Pennsylvania-based franchisee of fast-casual salad eatery Saladworks misclassified its assistant managers as overtime-exempt even though they should have earned time-and-a-half wages for overtime hours, a fo... (more story)

Buffalo Wild Wings Owes Pay For OT Work, Server Says

Buffalo Wild Wings has not been paying its hourly employees overtime wages for time they spent working off the clock and didn't reimburse them for business expenses or allow them to take breaks, a server alleg... (more story)

Colo. Labor Dept. Says Amazon's Holiday Pay Must Be In OT

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment told the state Supreme Court that Amazon's holiday incentive pay is similar to shift differentials, backing warehouse workers' arguments that the pay should have... (more story)