class action news—Erin Mulvaney

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing the U.S. Justice Department’s stance that transgender employees should be protected in the workplace... Outten & Golden LLP partner David Lopez is quoted.

Tne New York TImes—Charlie Savage

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday ordered the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination based on sex. Outten & Golden LLP partner David Lopez is quoted.

Bloomberg—Josh Eidelson

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether employees have the right to bring class actions against their bosses. Outten & Golden LLP partner Justin M. Swartz is quoted.

The National Law Journal—Erin Mulvaney

Board member William Emanuel is asked to recuse. Outten & Golden LLP partner Justin M. Swartz is quoted.

Law360—Dorothy Atkins

Outten & Golden LLP urged the National Labor Relations Board Tuesday to block new member William Emanuel from participating in any cases applying its controversial D.R. Horton ruling on collective action waivers, arguing he has a conflict since he litigated suits that attempted to discredit the board's decision while working for Littler Mendelson PC.

Politico—Ted Hesson

On Tuesday — William Emanuel’s first day on the NLRB — a New York attorney filed a motion urging that Emanuel be recused from taking part in several cases with ties to Emanuel’s former law firm, Littler Mendelson. The filing cites the Code of Federal Regulations and Executive Order 13770 as prohibiting conflicts of interest related to prior employment. Read it here.

Bloomberg BNA—Jay-Anne B. Casuga

The U.S. Supreme Court has a relatively light labor and employment docket so far this year, but attorneys tell Bloomberg BNA there are a number of petitions that the justices could end up considering. Outten & Golden Counsel Paul W. Mollica is quoted.