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Daniel Wiessner

Conservative group tells SCOTUS that NLRB should not 'play fashion police'

Oct 16 2018

A conservative legal group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a National Labor Relations Board ruling that said In-N-Out Burger LLC could not stop its workers from wearing buttons promoting the Fight for $15 organizing campaign.

Uber drivers propose $1.3 mln deal in nationwide misclassification case

Oct 16 2018

A nationwide class of more than 5,000 Uber Technologies Inc drivers on Tuesday proposed a $1.3 million settlement of their claims that Uber misclassified them as independent contractors and owed them minimum wage and overtime pay.

Food distributor will pay $3.6 mln to settle EEOC sex bias claims

Oct 16 2018

A food distributor has agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's claims that it hired virtually no women for entry-level jobs at warehouses in Ohio and Michigan.

7th Circuit revives claim that Stryker fired worker over harassment complaint

Oct 15 2018

A federal appeals court on Monday revived a retaliation lawsuit against medical device maker Stryker Corp by a former employee who says she was fired for reporting that a sales manager had sexually harassed a coworker.

D.C. Circuit will consider whether company exec's comment violated labor law

Oct 15 2018

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday will consider whether the National Labor Relations Board was right to find that a California healthcare company executive violated federal labor law by asking a nurse "how things were going" in the midst of a union organizing campaign.

7th Circuit backs arbitrator's ruling that state gun law trumped employer's policy

Oct 12 2018

A U.S. appeals court on Friday said that an arbitrator had the authority to rule that an Illinois electrical service provider's policy barring workers from having weapons at work was invalid under the state's law permitting concealed carry of licensed guns.

OSHA says Obama-era retaliation rule does allow drug testing, incentives

Oct 12 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has rolled back Obama administration guidance that said a rule prohibiting retaliation against workers who report injuries also restricted drug testing and programs that reward employees when fewer accidents are reported.

Walmart to pay $65 million to settle lawsuit over seating for cashiers

Oct 12 2018

Walmart Inc has agreed to pay $65 million to nearly 100,000 current and former cashiers in California who accused the retailer of violating state law by refusing to provide them with seating while they worked.

Amazon says 'breathtaking' class in Facebook job ads age-bias case should be rejected

Oct 11 2018

Amazon.com Inc on Thursday told a federal judge in San Jose, California that a proposed class of millions of older Facebook users suing the online retailer because they allegedly were not shown job ads would include an "infinite variety" of people and should be rejected.

Florida Senate moves to block EEOC case alleging sexual harassment of staffer

Oct 11 2018

The Florida State Senate has asked a federal judge to block the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from pursuing a case on behalf of a Senate staffer who was one of six women to accuse a former senator of sexual harassment.

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