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U.S. Supreme Court to examine whistleblower claims against financial firms in UBS case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine how difficult it should be for financial whistleblowers to win retaliation lawsuits against their employers as the justices took up a long-running case involving Switzerland's UBS Group AG . → Read More

Activision threatened, spied on workers amid union drive, U.S. agency says

Activision Blizzard Inc violated U.S. labor law by illegally surveilling employees during a walkout and threatening to shut down internal chat channels as a union sought to organize its workers, a federal labor agency said on Friday. → Read More

Tesla not entitled to more info about race bias probe, Calif. agency says

A California civil rights agency suing Tesla Inc over alleged widespread race bias at its flagship assembly plant on Tuesday asked a judge to narrow the scope of his tentative ruling requiring the agency to provide more details about the the probe it conducted prior to filing the lawsuit. → Read More

California court upholds treating app-based drivers as contractors

A California state appeals court on Monday revived a ballot measure allowing app-based services such as Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc LYFT.O to treat drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, in a major victory for the industry. → Read More

Biden's 'catch and release' border policy struck down by US judge

A federal judge in Florida on Wednesday agreed with the state's Republican attorney general that the policy of President Joe Biden's administration to release many people who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexican border rather than detaining them violates U.S. immigration law. → Read More

Amazon worker loses bid for California class action over remote work expenses

Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday defeated a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of nearly 7,000 workers in California that claimed the company should have reimbursed employees who worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic for home office expenses. → Read More

U.S. Supreme Court won't decide scope of wage-and-hour class actions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday again declined to settle a split among appeals courts over whether federal wage law allows workers to bring nationwide class action-style lawsuits, turning away a case involving FedEx Corp. → Read More

Explainer: Can Republicans topple Biden's ESG investing rule in court?

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to block a Biden administration rule allowing employee retirement plans to consider environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors when selecting investments. President Joe Biden has promised to veto the bill if it passes the Senate, but Republican-led states and the oil industry are also challenging the rule in… → Read More

Court revives challenge to New York law protecting workers who get abortions

A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center's challenge to a New York state law that prohibits retaliation against employees for getting abortions or making other reproductive health decisions. → Read More

Walmart can't beat fine over warehouse worker injury

Walmart Inc must pay about $11,000 in fines for failing to prevent heavy boxes from falling 40 feet and seriously injuring an employee at a New York warehouse, the U.S. workplace safety regulator said on Friday. → Read More

U.S. labor board limits gag clauses in severance agreements

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that laid-off workers cannot be required to sign agreements that contain confidentiality clauses and other provisions that could deter them from exercising their rights under federal labor law in exchange for receiving severance. → Read More

Highly paid oil rig worker merits overtime, U.S. Supreme Court says

An oil rig supervisor who earned more than $200,000 a year working for Houston-based Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc is entitled to overtime pay, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a decision with costly implications for the oil and gas industry. → Read More

U.S. states seek to block Biden ESG investing rule

A coalition of Republican-led states has asked a federal judge to block a Biden administration rule allowing retirement plans to consider environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors in selecting investments pending the outcome of their legal challenge. → Read More

White Castle could face multibillion-dollar judgment in Illinois privacy lawsuit

Illinois' highest court on Friday said companies violate the state's unique biometric privacy law each time they misuse a person's private information, not just the first time, a ruling that could expose businesses to billions of dollars in penalties. → Read More

U.S. company fined for hiring kids to clean meatpacking plants

A major food safety sanitation company has paid $1.5 million in penalties for employing more than 100 teenagers in dangerous jobs at meatpacking plants in eight states, the U.S. Department of Labor said on Friday. → Read More

Texas university says it doesn't have to lower tuition for U.S. citizens

A lawyer for the University of North Texas on Wednesday told a U.S. appeals court that the school could not be forced to lower tuition for residents of other states, even if its policy of offering discounted in-state tuition to immigrants in the country illegally is unlawful. → Read More

Twitter playing 'stupid game' to stall ex-workers' legal claims: lawyer

Twitter Inc is refusing to arbitrate legal claims by hundreds of ex-employees who cannot produce copies of employment contracts they signed, after the company successfully moved to have their class action claims sent to arbitration, according to a court filing. → Read More

Amazon illegally threatened NYC workers ahead of union votes, judge finds

Amazon.com Inc illegally threatened to withhold raises and benefits from workers at two New York City warehouses if they voted to unionize, a judge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled. → Read More

Apple workplace rules violate U.S. labor law, agency finds

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) maintains workplace policies that unlawfully discourage employees from discussing working conditions, a U.S. labor agency has found. → Read More

Amazon beats claim that warehouse quotas biased against older workers

Amazon.com Inc on Friday won its bid to dismiss a proposed class action claiming its strict production quotas for warehouse workers discriminate against older employees. → Read More