The U.S. Supreme Court's Tuesday ruling that transportation workers, regardless of whether they're employees or independent contractors, are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act chipped at the shield some employers have long relied on to insulate themselves from legal attacks, experts say.
Most Big Law partners would probably hesitate to file a lawsuit or pursue a dispute in arbitration against their firms. After all, it’s likely to present that lawyer with in an unenviable choice: continuing to work alongside fellow partners as the legal claim remains active, or attempting to move elsewhere with the hope that the suit doesn’t stain future job prospects.
Me Too just got dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court.
On Monday, in an opinion written by Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch, the court ruled 5-4 that it is legal for employers to require workers to sign away their right to file class-action lawsuits against the employer ― and instead be forced to take their disputes to individual arbitration, a private court system in which companies typically have the upper hand.
For many women, the ruling means they will no longer be able to band together to fight systemic sexual discrimination or harassment in court. Women’s rights advocates...
Chipotle recently extended paid sick leave, vacation and tuition reimbursement to its hourly workers.
Still, tens of thousands of employees at Chipotle Mexican Grills around the country are not happy with the Denver-based fast casual poster child over how they are paid. Earlier this month, a court in Los Angeles approved a $2 million settlement with over 38,000 plaintiffs for allegations of unpaid overtime, rest breaks and minimum wage. These Chipotle employees and others in more lawsuits across the country have joined a national workplace trend: filing class-action lawsuits against...
Employers no longer list “new grad” as a requirement in ads, but instead, employers are recruiting for “digital natives.” Here’s why that may be a problem.
“Young people are just smarter,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, famously said on a conference stage in 2007 when he was 22. In 2013, Facebook settled a lawsuit with California’s Fair Employment and Housing Department for posting an employment ad that stated “Class of 2007 or 2008 preferred.”
Apple, Yahoo, Dropbox, and video game maker Electronic Arts all have listed openings with “new grad” as a preference....
Outten & Golden LLP, which focuses exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys have been recognized as being among the top lawyers in the 2014 editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
As leader of a firm full of top litigators and someone who has practiced employment law since the early days of the field, Outten & Golden LLP's Wayne Outten has plenty of knowledge and backing to pursue an employee's rights in court.
The New York Times—Elizabeth A. Harris and Steven Greenhouse
In a dimly lit private dining room at the Redeye Grill in Manhattan, four board members of American Apparel and their lawyer plotted out their next 24 hours over steaks and red wine.
It was time; they had gathered there in conclusion, aiming to fire the company’s founder and chief executive, Dov Charney, whose flamboyant leadership under mounting legal and financial setbacks had finally snapped the close bond with his handpicked board.
But executing his dismissal would require a bit of staging, a bit of role-playing among the board members, who envisioned various situations...
Disgruntled employees are increasingly tempted to rant about their bosses online. Maybe you find your boss incompetent. He blames other people, including you, for his mistakes. Or he plays favorites, giving others plum assignments while you and your co-workers are left to handle the drudge work. Or he is mean, impatient and unreasonable about deadlines. Or he is promoting men and holding women back. Posting these complaints to Twitter or Facebook offers a fast, efficient way to gripe to all your online friends and to reach out to...