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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

Feb 21 2018

6th Circuit affirms verdict for lawyer denied remote work during pregnancy

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld a $110,000 verdict for an in-house lawyer at a public utility whose request to work from home for 10 weeks when she had complications during pregnancy was denied.

Feb 15 2018

7th Circuit upholds FLSA verdict after company's lawyer breaks court rules

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said an Illinois construction firm's lawyer failure to include a federal judge's orders with appellate filings in a wage-and-hour case violated court rules and doomed the company's bid to overturn a $340,000 verdict.

Feb 21 2018

NLRB's Emanuel should have been recused from joint employer case - inspector general

National Labor Relations Board Member William Emanuel should not have taken part in a major decision that changed the standard for determining joint employment because it affected a related case involving his former law firm, Littler Mendelson, the agency's inspector general said.

Feb 20 2018

NLRB asks for amicus briefs in misclassification case

The National Labor Relations Board has asked for input on whether misclassifying workers as independent contractors unlawfully restricts their rights to organize and join unions, a major issue for companies in the many industries that are increasingly turning to contract labor.

Feb 16 2018

Democrats in Congress have 'grave concerns' about NLRB restructuring

Five congressional Democrats on Thursday told NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb that they have "grave concerns" about his reported plan to restructure the agency, saying it could threaten the independence of regional directors who vet complaints filed by workers.

Feb 15 2018

Supreme Court to consider Foot Locker's bid for review of $180 mln ERISA verdict

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday will consider Foot Locker Inc's request to weigh in on whether plaintiffs in employee-benefit cases can prove classwide claims without showing that each member relied on false or misleading statements.

Feb 15 2018

NLRB counsel suggested dismissal of case over Trump confidentiality pacts

An Obama administration holdover at the National Labor Relations Board recommended last year that a case accusing President Donald Trump's businesses and presidential campaign of requiring workers to sign unlawful confidentiality agreements be dismissed, according to a memo released this week.

Feb 14 2018

EEOC sues Michigan hospital over flu vaccine policy

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing a Michigan hospital of violating federal law by pulling a job offer from a medical transcriptionist who refused to get a flu shot because of her religious beliefs.

Feb 13 2018

7th Circuit weighs Costco's liability for customer's harassment of worker

A lawyer for Costco Wholesale Corp on Tuesday told a federal appeals court that a customer's harassment of a former employee was not severe enough to warrant a $250,000 jury verdict against the company.

Feb 12 2018

EEOC Monitor: Cases target treatment of workers with anxiety disorder

A Detroit casino has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's claim that it unlawfully fired a former manager with anxiety disorder when he requested more time off after collapsing on the job.

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