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Labor & Employment

3022 ABA Journal Labor & Employment articles.

Federal prosecutor alleges retaliation for complaints about discrimination and racist statements

An assistant U.S. attorney in Santa Ana, California, has filed a lawsuit alleging retaliation for complaining about discrimination and racist statements by managers.

Charles Pell’s July 28 amended complaint

Top Texas court rejects case, then agrees to hear it after appellant donates $250K to reelection PAC

In October, the Apache Corp., a Houston oil company, was unable to persuade the Texas Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a paralegal’s retaliation award of about $900,000 in damages and attorney fees.

Scabby the Rat receives a reprieve from the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a union didn’t violate the law when it displayed a 12-foot inflatable Scabby the Rat on public property near the entrance of an RV trade show in Indiana.

Law firms see spike in fraudulent unemployment claims

A nationwide increase in fraudulent unemployment claims is reaching law firms, both large and small.

Afternoon Briefs: High-rise Miami courthouse closed for emergency repairs; Lawyers criticize National Guard border deployment

Miami courthouse closes after engineering firm identifies safety issues

The Miami-Dade County Courthouse began undergoing immediate repairs on Friday after an engineering firm that examined the 28-story building identified safety…

Los Angeles superior court fined over $25K for COVID-19 safety violations after courthouse worker deaths

The superior court of Los Angeles County has been fined more than $25,000 for COVID-19 workplace safety violations following the deaths of at least four courthouse workers.

Afternoon Briefs: Justice Thomas questions federal pot law; Jones Day pay case dropped

Justice Thomas questions government’s ‘half-in, half-out’ pot stance

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday the federal government may no longer have the authority to intrude on the states’…

Former law clerk who alleged sexual harassment by late 9th Circuit judge blasts judiciary for indifference

A former law clerk has written a law review article blasting the federal judiciary’s “staggering scale of institutional inaction and indifference” following her allegations of sexual harassment against the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco.

Property rights group notches another SCOTUS victory in ruling against agricultural unions

A California regulation allowing union organizers to access private property of employers is a physical taking requiring just compensation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision Wednesday.

Biden reverses course on Trump’s immigration policies—but will high-skilled workers return?

President Joe Biden has made clear that he wishes to make it easier for immigrants to live and work in the U.S.—and he’s connecting this to America’s ability to succeed.

Afternoon Briefs: Dechert associate wins ‘Jeopardy!’ and fans’ hearts; judge sides with hospital requiring vaccines

Dechert associate wins over Jeopardy! fans

Dechert associate Julia Markham Cameron won over Jeopardy! fans with her quirky facial expressions during an appearance earlier this month in which she…

Suit claims law firm leader began firings after complaining about employees’ support for Trump

A lawsuit filed in Minnesota state court has alleged that the leader of a law firm ordered the firing of two employees for supporting former President Donald Trump and then ousted three partners who told him that his actions violated state law.

Amazon drops arbitration requirement after facing over 75,000 demands

Many companies require their employees and customers to resolve disputes through arbitration rather than in the courtroom. Now, Amazon is no longer one of them.

This firm is fighting mandatory COVID-19 vaccines with legal filings and warnings

The New York law firm Siri & Glimstad is fighting mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations with litigation and warning letters dispatched to schools and employers.

Former inmates are battling legal barriers to work as firefighters

Like their civilian counterparts, inmate fire crew members help protect people’s lives and property, and when they are released, some try to find employment in the fire service. For many, though, full-time jobs can be hard to come by.

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