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Daniel Wiessner

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

Nov 21 2017

2nd Circuit tosses discrimination claims against Davis Polk

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Davis Polk & Wardwell did not discriminate against a Hispanic web editor who claimed she received smaller raises than white coworkers and was denied a managerial position because of her race.

Nov 21 2017

Lambda Legal asks SCOTUS to hear gay bias case despite employer's absence

Lambda Legal has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case it brought on behalf of a former security guard who says she was harassed at work because she is gay, even though the state-run Georgia hospital that she sued has said it will not take a position in the case.

Nov 20 2017

6th Circuit says some Randstad employees may be owed overtime

A U.S. appeals court on Monday agreed with staffing firm Randstad that its employees who recruit and place workers are exempt from overtime pay, but said other employees who are primarily engaged in sales and marketing may not be.

Nov 16 2017

Lawsuit challenges Trump administration's freeze of EEOC pay data rule

By Daniel Wiessner Two civil rights groups have accused the Trump administration of violating federal law by blocking an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rule requiring employers to report pay data broken down by sex and race in a lawsuit in federal court in Washington D.C.

Nov 16 2017

At EEOC, lawsuits up and backlog down in first year of Trump administration

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission significantly reduced its caseload over the past year by taking advantage of new digital tools and the lowest number of worker complaints filed in a decade, according to a new report.

Nov 16 2017

Harvey Weinstein, movie studios sued over alleged sexual misconduct in class action suit

A second actress has filed an anonymous case claiming she was sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and has also asked for class action status against Weinstein and the two companies he co-founded in a lawsuit on Wednesday. | Video

Nov 15 2017

Gordon & Rees partner who questioned harassment claims leaves management role

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani said the managing partner of its New York office, who had said legitimate workplace sexual harassment claims are "very few and far between" during a Fox News appearance last week, has stepped down from her management role at the firm.

Nov 15 2017

9th Circuit says minimum wage must be met weekly, not hourly

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said Xerox Business Services' "mind-numbingly complex payment plan" for call center workers did not violate federal minimum wage law, and dismissed a nationwide class action against the company.

Nov 14 2017

Goldman, sex bias plaintiffs duel over impact of job review changes

The plaintiffs in a major sex bias case against Goldman Sachs & Co have told a federal judge in Manhattan that "superficial modifications" the investment bank made to its performance review process should have no impact on their legal claims.

Nov 13 2017

3rd Circuit to consider cab companies' antitrust claims against Uber

A group of Philadelphia taxi companies on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court to revive their claims that Uber Technologies Inc skirted costly regulations and lured away drivers in order to create an illegal monopoly.

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