Labor/Employment

Why A Company Sued Its Own GC For Malpractice

The internecine dispute followed a period of cash flow problems and resulting difficulties in making payroll at the plaintiff finance company. The company then, at…

Covid-19 and Work-Related Psychological Injury
Covid-19 and Work-Related Psychological Injury

Vast numbers of people are getting anxious and depressed, and experiencing a variety of psychologically produced physical symptoms as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Employers Unlikely to Mandate Covid Vaccinations
Employers Unlikely to Mandate Covid Vaccinations

The availability of Covid-19 vaccines means hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight, but it also raises urgent legal and administrative questions…

Pro Wrestlers, Suing WWE Over Brain Injuries, Seek Supreme Court Hearing

The plots may be fake but the head blows aren’t, not all of them anyway. Pro wrestling is “ballet with violence,” as former pro wrestler…

Amazon Strikes Back – Sues NY Over “Exorbitant” Covid Demands

Amazon has filed a preemptive lawsuit in federal court in the Eastern District of New York, asking for a declaration that New York attorney general…

Can Workers, Fearing Covid, Quit And Still Get Unemployment?

Shortly after taking office, President Biden issued an executive order asking the Department of Labor to instruct state unemployment agencies to allow workers to claim…

Death of Philly Cheesesteak Supervisor Triggers Covid Lawsuit

A supervisor at an Original Philly Cheesesteak plant was instructed to take temperatures of employees as they reported for work in early April, and the…

Proposed NY Law Would Regulate Hiring By Algorithm

Legislation proposed for New York City would require companies to disclose when an applicant for employment has been assessed by software. It would also require…

Conventional Investigative Tools and High-Tech Sleuthing

The year 2020 has certainly been one that none of us will ever forget. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our society, and…

Trump Diversity Training Order Roils HR Depts, Triggers Lawsuit

An executive order prohibiting “divisive concepts” in diversity training has caused confusion and discord in HR and legal departments, and in some organizations, engendered some…