WASHINGTON – A Senate committee has advanced the nominations of President Barack Obama’s five picks for the National Labor Relations Board, setting the stage for a potential partisan showdown on the Senate floor.
The Medicare Secondary Payer Statute does not preempt a state law requiring a workers’ compensation claimant to obtain preauthorization before incurring certain medical expenses, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
An employee did not lose standing to pursue a federal disability discrimination claim by filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
Wage-and-hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act have hit an all-time high, according to a new study of federal court caseloads.
WASHINGTON – Next term the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether an employee of a privately held contractor or subcontractor of a public company is covered under the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
A Chrysler employee failed to produce sufficient evidence of malice or recklessness to justify a substantial award of punitive damages in a Title VII hostile environment case, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
A tortious interference suit over contractual obligations arising under a pension plan was not completely preempted by ERISA, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
An employer didn’t violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when it required an employee to undergo a mental examination after he made threatening comments at work, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
A federal court of appeals has decided that Coca-Cola didn’t violate the Americans with Disabilities Act when it required an employee to undergo a psychiatric fitness-for-duty evaluation.