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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

Nov 17 2017

Wholesale baker owes mixed-fleet drivers overtime wages - 4th Circuit

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that a wholesale baker in Baltimore owes overtime wages to workers who delivered goods in both large commercial trucks and their smaller personal vehicles.

Nov 16 2017

NBA pension plan hit with proposed class action filed by ex-player

A retired professional basketball player has filed a proposed class action in Manhattan federal court accusing the National Basketball Association Players’ pension plan of underpaying him by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Nov 15 2017

Farmworker union challenges N.C. law restricting dues checkoffs, legal settlements

A North Carolina union filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday to challenge a state law that takes away farmworker unions' ability to collect union dues via deductions from members’ paychecks and to enter into settlement agreements with agricultural employers.

Nov 10 2017

No pay for construction workers' pre-shift wait time - 5th Circuit

A scaffolding company does not owe three construction workers backpay for time spent waiting for their shifts to begin even though they had to arrive early to work at an oil refinery in Texas, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Nov 09 2017

Glassdoor must divulge identities of anonymous users to law enforcement - 9th Circuit

A federal appeals court has denied a bid by Glassdoor Inc, a company that publishes employees' reviews of the companies they work for, to quash a grand jury subpoena seeking to unmask anonymous reviewers who commented on a government contractor under investigation for potential fraud.

Nov 07 2017

House passes bill to narrow joint employment under FLSA and NLRA

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to narrow the definition of joint employment in a pair of federal labor and employment laws.

Nov 06 2017

D.C. Circuit considers impact of Volkswagen 'micro union' on nonunion workers

A federal appeals court on Monday drilled down into how the National Labor Relations Board's decision approving a bargaining unit of approximately 150 skilled maintenance workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee might affect the company's treatment of the 1,300 production employees left out of the unit.

Nov 02 2017

House Republicans roll out paid leave bill that would preempt state laws

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation on Thursday that would preempt state and local paid leave laws for employers that choose to offer paid time off and flexible work arrangements.

Nov 02 2017

Trade secrets lawsuit brewing between Keurig and rival appliance maker

Keurig Green Mountain Inc has sued Massachusetts appliance maker SharkNinja, accusing it of "aggressively raiding" its employees to rapidly expand a rival beverage-machine business.

Nov 01 2017

Federal judge issues injunction in Theravance trade secrets row

A federal judge has granted a South San Francisco's biopharmaceutical company's bid to order a former executive whom it accuses of trade secrets theft to give back laptops, flash drives and other storage devices containing the company's confidential information.


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