Labor & Employment

2926 ABA Journal Labor & Employment articles.

Former Reed Smith lawyer sues law firm for alleged discrimination after receiving concussion
A lawsuit has accused Reed Smith of wrongly firing a lawyer after a “discriminatory chain of perceptions and events” stemming from a concussion that the lawyer received while on vacation.
Former Pierce Bainbridge paralegal sues firm and ex-partner over alleged sex assault
A paralegal who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a former partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht has emerged from the shadows with a lawsuit that she filed Thursday.
Afternoon Briefs: Boston Marathon bomber wins death penalty appeal; what’s in the GOP coronavirus bill?

Appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court…

BigLaw firm and staffing company resolve claims over discrimination in hiring
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and Law Resources Inc. will pay a $56,500 civil penalty to resolve claims that they excluded U.S. citizens with dual citizenship and non-U.S. citizens with authorization from a document review project, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
Afternoon Briefs: Whole Foods sued over Black Lives Matter masks policy; NLRB makes firing activist workers easier

Whole Foods Market is sued over crackdown on workers’ Black Lives Matter masks

A discrimination lawsuit filed against Whole Foods Market on Monday contends that the grocery chain selectively enforces…

In apparent first, teachers union sues Florida governor to stop schools from reopening during COVID-19 crisis
A teachers union sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state education commissioner on Monday in a bid to block the reopening of schools.
Prosecutor in critical condition with COVID-19 had filed an OSHA complaint
A hospitalized prosecutor in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, told colleagues he filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after becoming ill with COVID-19.
SCOTUS bars bias suits by teachers with faith duties at religious schools
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday that courts cannot hear job bias claims by two Catholic schoolteachers who sued for alleged job discrimination.
How effective are liability waivers in the age of the novel coronavirus?

As businesses reopen, the practice of asking customers to sign COVID-19 liability waivers is increasing throughout the United States, but it is uncertain how much weight those waivers will carry in court. And if the businesses aren’t complying with safety guidelines concerning COVID-19, they may still be found liable.

Chemerinsky: Gorsuch wrote his ‘most important opinion’ in SCOTUS ruling protecting LGBTQ workers

There are many important implications to the U.S. Supreme Court’s stunning decision June 15. “It certainly is the most important opinion” written by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch since coming on to the court three years ago, writes law dean Erwin Chemerinsky.

Top law firms fared surprisingly well during COVID-19 pandemic, survey says
Updated: The legal industry has fared surprising well during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey of mostly larger law firms by Wells Fargo Private Bank's legal specialty group.
Afternoon Briefs: Oklahoma top court won’t block Trump rally; cop union loses bid to destroy records

Oklahoma’s top court refuses to block Trump rally

The Oklahoma Supreme Court refused to block a campaign rally Friday for President Donald Trump that is scheduled for Saturday in Tulsa,…

Afternoon Briefs: State chief justices on racial inequality; court worker fired for tearing down signs in video

State high courts, chief justices issue racial injustice statements

A growing number of state chief justices are issuing public statements following the death of George Floyd. Many of the…

The new world of litigating workplace disputes with social media

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way we communicate, receive news and stay connected in our personal lives. But social media is a headache, once we consider legal and compliance best practices when such interactions in the workplace go awry.

BigLaw firm’s legal tech subsidiary has launched a steady stream of COVID-19 tools

Utah-based SixFifty set out to do what it does best: develop online tools to assist consumers of all types tackle complex legal challenges without breaking the bank. “That is where we thought we could make the biggest impact,” says CEO Kimball Dean Parker.

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