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Outten & Golden LLP has been selected once again in multiple categories in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers, a US-based peer review. For 2019, the firm is ranked Tier 1 nationally for Litigation—Labor & Employment, and Tier 1 in New York City for Employment Law—Individuals and for Litigation—Labor & Employment, and Tier 2 in Washington, DC Metropolitan area for Employment Law – Individuals.
Lockheed Martin unit Sandia Corp. must hand over information on alleged unfair treatment of women in a putative class action accusing the nuclear weapons research lab operator of systematic bias against female employees, a New Mexico federal judge ruled Thursday, rejecting Sandia’s claims that a related magistrate judge’s discovery order was too broad.
U.S. District Judge James O. Browning rejected Sandia’s objections to a magistrate judge’s May order compelling the company to produce documents to plaintiffs Lisa Kennicott, Lisa Garcia, Sue Phelps and Judi Doolittle, saying the magistrate had...
Although employers scored a landmark win Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers can be barred from pursuing class claims, the decision could prove to be a double-edged sword, since businesses face the prospect of footing the bill for an avalanche of individual arbitration demands workers may file. Here's a look at how plaintiffs will forge ahead now that the ruling is on the books.
A five-justice majority led by Justice Neil Gorsuch ruled that businesses aren't violating the National Labor Relations Act by including class waivers in arbitration agreements that workers must sign...
Workers, businesses, and their lawyers face a different landscape for litigating under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court abandoned a long-standing canon for how to apply exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. An employee who works more than 40 hours per week generally is eligible for time-and-a-half pay for those extra hours under the Fair Labor Standards Act unless an exemption applies.
On April 2, the court ruled 5-4 that the law doesn’t cover car service advisers at Encino Motorcars, a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Southern...
Lyft Inc. drivers in California suing the ride-sharing app for allegedly taking a cut out of their “prime time premium” surcharges told a federal court Wednesday that the company has agreed to pay $1.95 million to a class of nearly 246,000 drivers.
The settlement class comprises all those who gave at least one ride in California at peak busy times from August 2014 to April 2017, when the app had allegedly incentivized drivers to drive prime-time hours by telling customers the premium “goes entirely to your driver” while still taking a commission on the surcharge.
For the past six years, a group of brave young (and some not so young) former interns have been fighting for workplace protections, including the right to be paid. Not just to be paid properly— to be paid at all. I have had the privilege of representing many them in their lawsuits. It has been quite a journey that, at this point, is going in the wrong direction.
At the beginning, the court of public opinion was decidedly against us. Anderson Cooper mocked our lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Pictures, which used unpaid interns on its Black Swan film production, placing it on his “RidicuList.”
The first step in determining whether or not it is legal to hire unpaid interns is to determine what laws apply. A combination of federal, state and local laws govern whether or not an employer is required to pay interns.
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In some states, such as New York, state and local laws have adopted language that is specific to interns. This gives certain rights to the intern, regardless of how one might interpret the broad language in the federal law. “Under the FLSA, employees must be paid for all hours worked, at least at the...