Expert Analysis

3 Evolving Issues Shaping The College Sports Legal Playbook

Conference realignment will seem tame compared to the regulatory and policy developments likely to transform colle... (more story)

Employer Lessons After 2023's Successful Labor Strikes

Following recent historic strikes in the automotive, entertainment and health care industries, employers of all ty... (more story)

Why Employers Should Refrain From 'Quiet Firing'

While quiet firing — when an employer deliberately makes working conditions intolerable with the goal of forcing a... (more story)

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Worker Seeks To Oust Union From Calif. Medieval Times

A worker backed by the National Right to Work Foundation's legal arm is looking to oust a union from a Los Angeles-area Medieval Times whose management has been accused of pressuring workers to withdraw from the union.

Portland Starbucks' Firings Flouted Law, NLRB Judge Rules

Starbucks violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired two union supporters, told one of them to stop wearing her union T-shirt and removed union flyers from a Portland, Oregon, cafe, a National Lab... (more story)

Starbucks Coffee logo is seen in Krakow, Poland on August 19, 2023. (Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via AP)
Starbucks Barista Opted Into Manager Union Talk, NLRB Says

Starbucks didn't require a worker in Southern California to listen to an anti-union speech at the end of her performance review, but if it had, that would have been legal, the National Labor Relations Board ru... (more story)

Atty For Ex-UPS Worker Decries 'Harassment' By Teamsters

An attorney who pursued an unsuccessful race bias suit on behalf of a fired UPS worker urged a Florida federal judge to reject a Teamsters local's push to make him shoulder part of its attorney fees, calling t... (more story)

Law Firm Leaders Cautiously Optimistic Heading Into 2024

Major U.S. law firms are steadfast in their commitment to the pursuit of further growth despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Here’s what the leaders of four Leaderboard firms have to say about how the legal i... (more story)

The 2023 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard

Check out the Law360 Pulse Leaderboard to see which first-in-class firms made the list this year.

Mondelez Can't Avoid Union's Outsourcing Suit, Judge Says

A Teamsters local's bid to arbitrate its grievance claiming Mondelez Global outsourced bargaining unit work can move forward, an Oregon federal judge determined, rejecting the snack giant's argument that the d... (more story)

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Fox News To Face Claim Of 2008 Sex Assault In Federal Court

A former Fox News employee's suit claiming he was sexually assaulted by a former executive producer of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" was moved from New York state court to federal court, according to a notice.

Texas A&M Escapes Iranian Ex-Lecturer's Bias Suit

A Texas federal judge granted Texas A&M University a win in a former lecturer's lawsuit, saying Tuesday she failed to show that she was terminated because she's an Iranian woman and not because of budget restrictions.

A Chinese physics professor failed to show that racism was behind an Ohio university's decision not to renew his contract, a Sixth Circuit panel ruled. (
6th Circ. Won't Revive Chinese Professor's Bias Suit

The Sixth Circuit backed the dismissal of a former physics instructor's suit claiming that the University of Dayton used the COVID-19 pandemic as a cover to nix his contract because he was Chinese, ruling he d... (more story)

11th Circ. Won't Revive Race Bias Suit Over School Shutdown

The Eleventh Circuit declined Tuesday to reinstate a case brought by charter school workers who said Black teachers were fired and their school was forced to close by a Florida school district, calling the sui... (more story)

Ex-NJ Judge Can Get Cop Records In Discrimination Suit

A former New Jersey Superior Court judge will soon get internal affairs records for the Woodbridge Police Department officers she has accused of racial bias, false arrest and malicious prosecution, as a federa... (more story)

Suit Says Pot Patient Fired After Being Forced To Take Leave

A Pennsylvania man suffering from eye issues and kidney disease says he was demoted upon his employer, thermoplastics company Sekisui Kydex LLC, learning of his medical cannabis use and then fired while on med... (more story)

Reporter Says NFL's Stance On Racism Suit 'Abhorrent'

Attorneys for award-winning sports journalist Jim Trotter have responded to the National Footbal League's plan to file a motion to dismiss his racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, penning a letter ca... (more story)

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Walmart Accused Of Wage Theft By App Delivery Drivers

Walmart misclassifies its app-based delivery workers as independent contractors and fails to provide them the guaranteed wages, breaks and benefits owed to employees, a worker alleged in a proposed class actio... (more story)

Real Estate Agents Nab Final Approval In $3M OT Deal

A real estate brokerage operator will pay $3 million to end a suit in California federal court alleging it misclassified agents as independent contractors and cheated them out of overtime after a federal judge... (more story)

A federal judge granted an emergency motion for a protective order preventing Citrix from communicating with the class. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Citrix Barred From Discussing OT Deal Terms With Employees

A North Carolina federal judge barred Citrix from communicating with employees about a $5.9 million overtime settlement after the workers' counsel asked for a protective order, agreeing that Citrix's human res... (more story)

Farmworkers Settle Wage Suit Against Contractor

Farmworkers and a farm labor contractor told a California federal judge they agreed to settle the workers' class action accusing the contractor of failing to pay them during rest breaks.

Penske Production Quotas Caused Unpaid Work, Worker Says

Warehouse operator Penske Logistics' production quotas compelled workers to start working early without pay and push through mandatory meal breaks, an ex-employee alleged in a proposed class action filed in Ca... (more story)

Care Co. Owner Faces Jail For Withholding Docs In DOL Probe

The owner of a Detroit senior home care company will spend time behind bars after repeatedly flouting court orders to turn over time and pay records requested by the U.S. Department of Labor during a wage inve... (more story)

Bakery Distributors Ask Supreme Court To Wait To Mull Case

Workers who delivered baked goods for Flowers Foods and two subsidiaries told the U.S. Supreme Court that the companies' petition to the high court to review a First Circuit decision denying them arbitration s... (more story)