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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

16 Jun 2018

Union letter demanding dues from non-members illegal - D.C. Circuit

A U.S. appeals court on Friday said the National Labor Relations Board was wrong to rule that a Unite Here local's letter demanding that Hyatt Regency Hotel employees who opted out of joining the union pay dues was a simple mistake.

13 Jun 2018

Judge keeps stay on Amazon driver misclassification case

A federal judge in Seattle has rejected a bid by Amazon.com Inc delivery drivers to lift a stay on their proposed nationwide class action alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors.

08 Jun 2018

NLRB to review ethics, recusal policies after joint employment row

The National Labor Relations Board on Friday said it is undertaking a sweeping review of its ethics and recusal policies, months after the agency vacated a major decision because one of its members had a conflict of interest.

07 Jun 2018

EEOC hits $3.5 mln jackpot in ADA bias case against Vegas slot machine operator

A Las Vegas-based company that operates restaurants and slot machine parlors will pay $3.5 million to settle the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's claims that it unlawfully barred employees with disabilities or medical conditions from returning to work until they were completely healed.

06 Jun 2018

Wal-Mart settles discrimination lawsuit by transgender worker

Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday settled a lawsuit by a transgender former employee in North Carolina who accused the retail giant of unlawfully firing her for complaining about harassment.

06 Jun 2018

Calif. top court says insurer must indemnify employer whose worker assaulted student

The California Supreme Court has ruled that a Liberty Mutual Insurance Co subsidiary must indemnify a construction company whose employee was convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl at a school where he worked.

04 Jun 2018

SCOTUS won't hear Liberty Mutual's challenge to N.Y. workers' comp law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up claims by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co and several subsidiaries that New York violated their constitutional rights and exposed to them to more than $1 billion in liability by shuttering a workers' compensation fund.

02 Jun 2018

6th Circuit lowers bar for workers to sue unions for discrimination

A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that workers who sue their unions for discrimination are not required to first prove that the union breached its legal duty of fair representation.

01 Jun 2018

Steptoe sex bias case headed to arbitration after SCOTUS ruling

A former Steptoe & Johnson associate who filed a proposed sex bias class action against the firm has agreed to take her claims into individual arbitration in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling approving class-action waivers in employee arbitration agreements.

31 May 2018

Union challenges Trump order limiting time federal workers spend on union activities

The largest union representing federal employees has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order limiting the amount of time they can spend handling union business.

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