A U.S. labor board official on Tuesday said requiring workers to sign agreements not to join competing companies is usually illegal, the latest bid by government regulators to rein in the practice.
EEOC probe into company’s absence policy limited to single factory
A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s probe into alleged disability discrimination by an auto parts maker that operates seven factories must be limited to a single Alabama plant where the claims arose.
Goldman Sachs to pay $215 mln to settle gender discrimination lawsuit
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) agreed to pay $215 million to settle a long-running class-action lawsuit that alleged widespread bias against women in both pay and promotions, a joint statement from the company and the plaintiffs said.
NFL investigated by two US states over sex bias, harassment claims
State attorney generals in New York and California on Thursday launched a joint investigation into allegations that female employees of the National Football League (NFL) have been subjected to sex discrimination and harassment.
US Supreme Court considers Christian mail carrier’s refusal to work Sundays
An evangelical Christian former mail carrier’s fight with the U.S. Postal Service over his refusal to work on Sundays gives the Supreme Court another chance to widen religious rights but also has led to a debate over whether religious people are more legally deserving than others to weekend days off from work.
Fake jobs hide cooler reality for US workforce
U.S. economic data is telling two different stories. Still-high job openings suggest demand for workers remains unusually strong.
Tesla ordered to pay $3.2 million to Black ex-worker in US race bias case
A federal jury in San Francisco on Monday ordered Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) to pay about $3.2 million to a Black former employee after he won a racial harassment lawsuit against the electric-vehicle maker, far less than the $15 million he rejected last year in opting for a new trial.
Tesla faces new race bias trial from employee who had $137 million verdict cut
A trial kicks off in San Francisco federal court on Monday to determine how much money Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) must pay to a Black elevator operator who a jury determined was subjected to severe racial harassment while working at the electric auto maker’s flagship assembly plant.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Maine hotel’s bid to limit disability bias cases
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether to curtail lawsuits accusing hotels and other places of lodging of discriminating against disabled people by not providing enough information about their accessibility on their websites in a case involving a quaint inn near the Atlantic coast of Maine.
House Republicans subpoena labor authorities in Starbucks union dispute
The House Education and Labor Committee on Wednesday issued a subpoena to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), alleging officials of the labor body failed to conduct fair and impartial union elections at Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O).
Paid time off is not part of workers’ ‘salary,’ U.S. court rules
Home health care agency didn’t violate wage law by docking PTO, court says
Tesla not entitled to more info about race bias probe, Calif. agency says
A California civil rights agency suing Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) 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 probe it conducted prior to filing the lawsuit.
NFL must face racial bias claims in open court, judge rules
The National Football League and three of its teams must face claims by Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Brian Flores of racist hiring practices in open court, a U.S. judge in New York ruled on Wednesday while sending other aspects of the case to private arbitration.
N.Y. lawyer sued for ‘quiet quitting’ strikes back with race bias lawsuit
A former lawyer at New York law firm Napoli Shkolnik sued the firm on Monday for racial discrimination and said it had filed a lawsuit falsely accusing her of “quiet quitting” in retaliation for her asserting bias claims.
Tesla workers launch campaign to form union in New York
Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) workers in New York state said on Tuesday they are launching a campaign to form a union, setting the stage for the latest labor challenge for Chief Executive Elon Musk.