Labor & Employment

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Afternoon Briefs: 3 federal executions delayed; BigLaw partner resigns after sex harassment claim

Courts delay 3 federal executions scheduled for this week

Federal courts have delayed three federal executions scheduled for this week. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan of the District…

COVID-19 spurred more than a thousand workplace lawsuits in 2020, class action report says
At least 1,005 workplace lawsuits filed in 2020 stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic, and more are expected in 2021, according to Seyfarth Shaw’s 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.
What types of lawsuits were filed over COVID-19 in 2020?
Despite predictions made in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, lawsuits alleging that COVID-19 caused physical or economic harm were limited in 2020.
Top 10 stories of 2020

When we look back at our most-read stories every year, there is usually a pretty eclectic mix. Our readers tend to like unusual headlines, lawyer discipline stories and legal education news. But this year’s most-read stories were fittingly more serious.

Afternoon Briefs: 2 death-row inmates test positive for COVID-19; US attorney in Missouri will resign

2 federal inmates test positive for COVID-19 ahead of January executions

Cory Johnson and Dustin John Higgs, two federal prisoners who are scheduled to be executed on Jan. 14 and…

Afternoon Briefs: Google hit with third antitrust suit; more troubles for Girardi Keese

Google is hit with third antitrust lawsuit

Google is facing a third lawsuit that alleges anti-competitive conduct. The new suit—filed Thursday by 35 states, along with Puerto Rico, Guam and…

Afternoon Briefs: Ex-Jones Day lawyers drop class action claims; ‘Grim Reaper’ lawyer fights sanctions bid

Ex-Jones Day associates drop class action claims in bias lawsuit

Former female associates suing Jones Day for alleged bias have agreed to drop their class action claims of systemic…

Judge blocks ethics rule banning bias by lawyers, warns of arbiters deciding ‘who and what offends’
A federal judge in Philadelphia has cited the First Amendment in blocking a Pennsylvania ethics rule that bans lawyers from knowingly manifesting bias or engaging in discrimination in the practice of law.
Can businesses require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Employment lawyers are beginning to field questions from employers about whether they can require workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Supreme Court will decide legality of work requirements for Medicaid recipients
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lawfully authorized Arkansas and New Hampshire to test work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
Former BigLaw associate sues law firm for alleged pregnancy discrimination
A former labor and employment associate at Fox Rothschild has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fired in December 2018 because of her pregnancy.
Afternoon Briefs: 25 former DC bar leaders decry election suits; ousted 1L presses due process claim

25 ex-DC bar leaders decry election suits

Twenty-five former presidents of the District of Columbia Bar are criticizing lawyers who attacked the electoral process through unfounded allegations of voter fraud…

Afternoon Briefs: Several states pause jury trials; suit accuses Texas AG of whistleblower retaliation

Several states stop jury trials

A surge in COVID-19 cases has led several states to suspend jury trials. They include New York, Maryland, Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming. (The

SCOTUS will decide whether allowing union access to property is unconstitutional taking
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether allowing union organizers to access private property for part of the year amounts to a physical taking of property that violates the Fifth Amendment.
Gig economy companies hope to expand upon California labor law win

Gig economy companies hope to leverage their recent California ballot measure victory to usher in laws across the country classifying their workers as independent contractors, and some experts say they have the momentum to succeed on that front.

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