Chambers USA recently announced its 2021 law firm selections, ranking Outten & Golden LLP atop the longstanding Plaintiffs Labor & Employment category and the newly created Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Executive Representation) category for New York.
The D.C. Circuit should get to consider whether Lyft drivers are engaged in interstate commerce and therefore exempt from a federal arbitration law, a worker-side employment law group said in a friend-of-the-court filing in a D.C. federal court case regarding paid sick leave.
As U.S. senators prepare to mark up a bill on Tuesday that would provide protections to nursing mothers in the workplace, Law360 explores how it could correct the lactation break provisions under the FLSA that have been described by judges and attorneys as toothless and illogical.
A health care staffing company's recent bid to pursue high court review of a Ninth Circuit ruling on when per diems factor into overtime pay elicits some key takeaways, including that while per diems should be closely tied to actual expenses they can still vary based on hours worked, attorneys say.
When Diana Wang got the head intern position at Harper's Bazaar, she thought she'd finally landed her big break. Instead, she helped lead an uprising of many different unpaid interns. Outten & Golden LLP attorneys represented unpaid interns in multiple cases, including Harper's Bazaar, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Conde Nast, Hearst, and The Charlie Rose show.
It's not easy representing workers in their disputes with large, powerful employers in wage and hour cases, but Outten & Golden LLP partner Justin Swartz has forged a successful career in this contentious practice area out of a drive that dates back to his early years growing up in a transitional Pittsburgh.
A proposed class action accusing financial services company Social Finance Inc. of discriminating against immigrants will continue after a California federal judge junked the company's bid to push the allegations into arbitration.
At least three wealth managers — and 388 other publicly traded companies — have pledged to end an employment practice that critics say is harmful to victims of sexual harassment.
The number has soared from just five firms in September 2019, when Rachel Robasciotti of impact investing manager Adasina Social Capital and two collaborators began asking more than 3,500 public companies whether they require arbitration of employees’ sexual harassment claims. Robasciotti and other advocates argue that arbitration enables companies to conceal the claims from investors and the public while protecting serial harassers.
Businesses and early-career workers are gearing up for this summer's internship season, spurring employment attorneys to caution that keeping internship programs compliant withthe law is no day at the beach.
This summer, new issues tied to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be layered on top of longtime legal pitfalls associated with internship programs, like wage and hour intricacies and harassment risks, attorneys said.
Here, Law360 shares some tips for maintaining smooth legal sailing when it comes to internships.