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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

Aug 17 2018

8th Circuit revives vet's USERRA claims against Dollar General

A U.S. appeals court on Friday said that members of the military who apply for new jobs with their former employers upon returning from deployment are protected by the federal law requiring companies to rehire veterans.

Aug 17 2018

10th Circuit says courts can hear bias suits when workers fail to file EEOC charges

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that a worker's failure to lodge a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before filing a discrimination lawsuit can be raised as a defense by employers, but does not bar courts from hearing a case.

Aug 16 2018

9th Circuit revives Wash. teachers' lawsuit over interest on retirement accounts

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a lawsuit by teachers in Washington who say the state's method for calculating interest on their retirement accounts was unconstitutional.

Aug 16 2018

6th Circuit says FLSA does not trump arbitration agreements, citing Epic ruling

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that class-action waivers in employee arbitration agreements are not trumped by workers' rights to bring collective claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that came to the same conclusion under federal labor law.

Aug 15 2018

Fight for $15 says NLRB's Ring, Emanuel have conflicts in major McDonald's case

Fight for $15, a union-backed organizing group, has called on two National Labor Relations Board members appointed by President Donald Trump to recuse themselves from a case alleging that McDonald's Corp is jointly liable for its franchisees' labor law violations.

Aug 14 2018

6th Circuit says $340k air ambulance trip not covered by employee health plan

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that an Ohio hospital's employee health plan was not required to pay an air ambulance service $340,000 for transportation it provided to a plan member's infant son because the man failed to first get approval for the trip.

Aug 14 2018

7th Circuit revives United pilots' claims that union shorted them in backpay settlement

A U.S. appeals court has revived claims by United Airlines pilot instructors that their union acted in bad faith by granting them a smaller share of a nine-figure backpay settlement with the airline in order to appease a larger group of pilots who received smaller wage increases.

Aug 13 2018

Proskauer, D.C. partner end equal pay, retaliation claims

Proskauer Rose and a female labor and employment partner based in the firm's Washington D.C. office have jointly agreed to dismiss her lawsuit accusing the 700-lawyer firm of paying her less than male colleagues and retaliating against her for filing it.

Aug 10 2018

D.C. Circuit says hospital workers' picket protected by federal labor law

A U.S. appeals court on Friday said peaceful pickets by off-duty workers on their employers' property are protected by federal labor law, upholding a National Labor Relations Board ruling in a case involving a Washington State hospital that called the police on picketing workers.

Aug 10 2018

Nike hit with equal pay claims on heels of sex harassment allegations

Former Nike employees have accused the sporting apparel giant of paying women less than men at its Oregon headquarters, months after several top executives at the company stepped down amid claims of widespread sexual harassment.

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