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Robert Iafolla

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 21 2017

Labor Dept. halts enforcement of Obama-era tip-pooling rule

By Robert Iafolla The U.S. Labor Department has stopped nationwide enforcement of an Obama-era regulation restricting the use of tip pools in light of its plans to rescind that rule, the department said on Friday.

Jul 21 2017

D.C. Circuit revives race bias lawsuit against U.S. Marshal Service

A federal appeals court on Friday revived a long-running lawsuit accusing the U.S. Marshals Service of discriminating against black deputy marshals, allowing current deputies to step in for the named plaintiff, who had settled his individual claims.

Jul 20 2017

Labor Department to repeal Obama-era rule on tip pooling

The Trump administration has announced its intention to rescind an Obama-era rule prohibiting restaurants and bars from forcing servers who are paid minimum wage to share their tips with untipped employees such as cooks and dishwashers.

Jul 19 2017

11th Circuit revives former Florida cop's political retaliation lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived a former police detective’s lawsuit claiming he was forced to resign for supporting the political rival of the mayor of a south Florida city, ruling that he did not quit voluntarily.

Jul 19 2017

Trump's picks for NLRB clear Senate committee

President Donald Trump’s two nominees for the National Labor Relations Board cleared a key congressional committee on Wednesday, setting them up for a confirmation vote in the full U.S. Senate.

Jul 18 2017

Federal judge rejects Walmart's bid to scuttle worker's religious bias lawsuit

A federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc reasonably accommodated a Pentecostal worker’s request to take Sundays off for religious reasons, but said a jury should decide whether the retail giant violated anti-bias law by denying her 17 bids for a promotion.

Jul 18 2017

Surveillance techs at Las Vegas casinos cannot join non-guard unions - D.C. Circuit

A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed National Labor Relations Board rulings that had allowed surveillance technicians at Las Vegas casino resorts to join a union with other coworkers, ruling that they legally qualify as “guards” who can only join guard-only unions.

Jul 17 2017

Judge limits data Google must give Labor Dept for pay disparity audit

By Robert Iafolla Google Inc does not have to turn over all the data the U.S. Labor Department sought as part of its probe of gender-based pay disparities at the technology giant, although the company must provide some of the salary and contact information the department requested, an administrative law judge has ruled.

Jul 14 2017

Former Catholic school principal cannot sue for job bias - 2nd Circuit

A former principal at a Roman Catholic school in Rockland County cannot sue the Archdiocese of New York for gender discrimination because she qualified as a minister under a doctrine blocking bias claims against religious employers, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

Jul 13 2017

Republican-controlled Senate committee set to vote on NLRB nominees

The Republican chairman of a Senate committee dismissed Democratic criticism that the panel is moving too fast to approve President Donald Trump's nominees to the National Labor Relations Board at a hearing on Thursday.

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