Labor / Employment

A Hong-Kong based company has filed a motion to dismiss an employment discrimination lawsuit based on unequal pay. Turkish employees allege that Imperial Pacific Casino paid them less than their Taiwanese counterparts under company policies.
In Genc et al. v. Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC et al., case number 1:22-cv-00002, which is pending before the U.S. District Court for the

The timing for Mental Health Awareness month this year couldn’t be any more fitting. As U.S. employees struggle to find a balance amid COVID-19 lockdowns and remote work over the past two years, employers are being pushed to take their staff’s hurting mental health into higher account. 
According to SHRM, 2022 has brought upon a new wave of concern

In late April of this year, California Assembly Members Evan Low and Cristina Garcia proposed a new bill that would change the golden state’s employment landscape – though since its inception, Assembly Bill 2932 has since been shelved. If passed, the bill would have scaled back the 40-hour workweek by a full day, to 32 hours per week for companies

In December 2021, employees at a Starbucks location in Buffalo, New York established the corporation’s first unionized workplace – but it hasn’t stopped there. Since the unionization efforts began, Starbucks has allegedly terminated activist employees who say they were removed due to their involvement in union campaigns. 
Now, U.S. labor officials are appealing the federal court to mandate that Starbucks

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Inc. and a former case manager have advised a Florida federal court that they have settled their pending court case. Kristina Collado-Fernandez had accused the nonprofit organization of discrimination and retaliation after she asked to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic to care for her autistic son. The parties expect to file

In late March 2022, the United States Supreme Court heard an employer’s challenge to the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, which allows private attorneys to sue on behalf of thousands of workers – even if they’d formerly agreed to individual arbitration. It’s a defining case, serving as a measure of whether companies can hedge employment lawsuits with mandatory

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that Bimbo Bakeries will pay $131,216 in back pay and interest to 134 female applicants as part of a hiring discrimination agreement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The OFCCP enforces anti-discrimination laws against federal contractors and sub-contractors.
The alleged hiring discrimination occurred at a Bimbo Bakeries USA

Jiffy Lube and a class of employees have filed their notice of agreement to settle a class action over the employer’s no-poach policy as to its employees. The parties intend to present a formal settlement agreement and a motion for the court to approve the settlement agreement within 30 to 45 days. 
The no-poach policy prohibits franchisees from hiring employees

From our work schedules to hesitating to enter public domains, COVID-19 has undeniably changed how we live and work. One such way is with remote work reimbursement, in which employees who work remotely receive compensation for work from home overhead expenses, such as cell phone, internet, and electricity expenses. Recent news suggests there is a question about these expenses among