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  • DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

    DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

    Employment Law 08/23/2017

    The former radio host who lost a groping lawsuit to Taylor Swift in federal court this week said he realizes the case was in the pop star's favor, but he had no interest in backing down.David Mueller told The Associated Press on Tuesday that someone ...

  • Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Employment Law 05/13/2017

    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit claiming that a North Carolina city discriminated against an African-American-owned television network. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower cour...

  • Kansas Chief Justice Pitches Lawmakers on Court Pay Hikes

    Kansas Chief Justice Pitches Lawmakers on Court Pay Hikes

    Employment Law 03/23/2017

    Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is trying to persuade legislators to increase salaries for judges and pay for judicial branch employees. Nuss devoted much of his annual State of the Judiciary address Wednesday to what he described as t...

  • California court mulls whether employers must offer seating

    California court mulls whether employers must offer seating

    Employment Law 05/03/2016

    California's Supreme Court is set to clarify the state's rules for determining when employers must provide workers with a place to sit. The court's opinion, expected Monday, stems from lawsuits brought by cashiers at the CVS drugstore chain and telle...

  • High court seems skeptical of mandatory public union fees

    High court seems skeptical of mandatory public union fees

    Employment Law 01/23/2016

    The Supreme Court appears ready to deliver a major setback to American unions as it considers scrapping a four-decade precedent that lets public-sector labor organizations collect fees from workers who decline to join. During more than an hour of ora...

  • $15 SeaTac minimum wage challenged in court

    $15 SeaTac minimum wage challenged in court

    Employment Law 08/23/2015

    A King County Superior Court judge declined Friday to immediately rule on a challenge to the voter-approved $15 an hour minimum wage requirement for airport workers in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Judge Andrea Darvas said she'll issue a ruli...

  • Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers

    Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers

    Employment Law 08/23/2015

    A federal appeals court has reinstated Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protections to nearly 2 million home health care workers. The court in Washington ruled that the Labor Department had authority to change...

  • Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

    Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

    Employment Law 10/23/2014

    In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.   The unanim...

  • Ex-Ala. postal worker guilty of disability fraud

    Ex-Ala. postal worker guilty of disability fraud

    Employment Law 09/09/2014

    U.S. Attorneys officials say a former U.S. Postal Service letter carrier has been convicted of disability fraud. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sean Eric Slaton of Anniston was found guilty last week of eight counts of false statements, 24 counts of wir...

  • Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case

    Court rules against FedEx in drivers' labor case

    Employment Law 09/09/2014

    A federal court has ruled that FedEx Corp. improperly classified about 2,300 drivers in California as independent contractors instead of employees. The decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday covered dr...

  • Court: No unemployment for teacher who quit early

    Court: No unemployment for teacher who quit early

    Employment Law 09/09/2014

    Washington's Supreme Court says a Spanish teacher who tried to do his school district a favor by quitting early -- instead of in the middle of the school year -- was not entitled to unemployment pay. Robert Campbell taught in University Place for six...

  • Iowa top court: Firing of attractive aide is legal

    Iowa top court: Firing of attractive aide is legal

    Employment Law 09/09/2013

    The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all...

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