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IN BRIEF: 6th Circuit overturns NLRB's 'opaque' ruling against oil company

16 Aug 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Friday reversed a National Labor Relations Board decision that said an oil company was required to turn over information to its employees' union about work it had subcontracted.

Judge says DOL guidance on tipping did not replace '80/20 rule'

16 Aug 2019

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ruled that recent U.S. Department of Labor guidance giving employers more leeway to pay workers the tipped minimum wage for nontipped tasks is "unreasonable," and did not replace an older standard criticized by business groups.

9th Circuit says jurisdiction not an issue for dancers' wage claims

16 Aug 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Friday said workers suing for wage-and-hour violations do not have to prove they were a company's employees instead of independent contractors for courts to have jurisdiction over their claims, and revived a lawsuit by exotic dancers in Arizona.

NLRB says companies can impose class-action waivers in response to lawsuits

15 Aug 2019

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employers may require workers to sign arbitration agreements in response to class-action lawsuits and fire them if they refuse to sign.

Married lawyers accuse Jones Day of sex bias, against men and women

14 Aug 2019

Two married former Jones Day associates who met while clerking at the U.S. Supreme Court have filed a lawsuit accusing the firm of discriminating against new fathers by granting women eight more weeks of paid parental leave.

Labor Department unveils proposal to protect 'religious liberty' of federal contractors

14 Aug 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday proposed a rule that it said would clarify existing exemptions from anti-discrimination laws for religious employers who contract with the government, drawing rebukes from civil rights and LGBT groups.

Federal workers’ union resists agency’s broad guidance on #resist

13 Aug 2019

The largest federal employee union filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming a federal agency's legal guidance unlawfully restricts workers' rights to voice their opinions on Trump administration policies and the president's potential impeachment.

IN BRIEF: N.Y. governor approves major changes to workplace sexual harassment laws

13 Aug 2019

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a sweeping bill that will make it easier for workers in the state to sue for sexual harassment and win their cases.

Legal secretary sues Troutman Sanders, former partner for sexual harassment

13 Aug 2019

Troutman Sanders and a former partner have been sued by a legal secretary who claims the attorney offered to be her "sugar daddy" and that she was forced to quit her job after she rebuffed him.

IN BRIEF: 9th Circuit sacks claims that college football players are NCAA employees

13 Aug 2019

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday said college football players are not employees of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its conferences, and are not owed minimum wage and overtime pay.

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