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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

Mar 14 2018

Ex-Chadbourne partners reach $3.1 mln settlement on gender-bias claims

Chadbourne & Parke has reached a $3.1 million deal with three female former partners to settle their proposed class action accusing the firm, which was later acquired by Norton Rose Fulbright, of systematically underpaying female partners.

Mar 13 2018

Arbitration defeat moots Airgas' appeal of preliminary injunction - 4th Circuit

A divided U.S. appeals court on Tuesday rejected a national gas supplier's challenge to a federal judge's order that blocked its planned relocation of operations from unionized to nonunionized facilities because an arbitrator had in the meantime decided the underlying dispute over the relocation in a union’s favor.

Mar 13 2018

Judge denies Quinn Emanuel quick win in ex-employee's race bias lawsuit

A federal judge has rejected Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan's bid for a quick exit from a former legal secretary’s race discrimination lawsuit, saying his allegations about offensive comments his supervisor made while they were working on the high-profile Apple v. Samsung patent trial could move forward.

Mar 08 2018

Ex-investigator accuses KeyPoint of failing to pay overtime wages

A former investigator for KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc on Thursday filed a proposed class action in Colorado federal court accusing the company of cheating workers out of the overtime pay they were due.

Mar 07 2018

Democratic lawmakers offer bill to protect workers' tips

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday to make tips the property of workers who earn them, going beyond Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta's suggested fix to address concerns about a contentious tip-pooling proposal.

Mar 06 2018

D.C. Circuit rejects Equinox's challenge to union election despite gun-toting observer

A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a national gym chain’s challenge to a unionization vote in San Francisco, which the company claimed was tainted by the presence of an ex-worker who had been fired after allegedly brandishing a replica handgun on the job.

Mar 05 2018

Calif. high court sets formula for factoring bonuses into OT pay rates

The California Supreme Court on Monday set out a method for calculating state law overtime rates for workers who get flat-sum bonuses that is more favorable to employees than the formula under federal law.

Mar 02 2018

FLSA plaintiffs not required to allege willfulness in pleadings - 10th Circ.

A federal appeals court on Friday revived wage-and-hour claims against a Denver cleaning company, ruling that the plaintiffs were not required to allege in their complaint that the violations they were suing over were willful in order to qualify for an extended statute of limitations period under federal wage law.

Mar 01 2018

Duquesne decision sets up appeal of Obama-era NLRB ruling on religious colleges

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Duquesne University violated federal labor law by refusing to bargain with a union representing adjunct faculty, teeing up a possible challenge to a 2014 ruling that paved the way for teachers at religious universities to unionize.

Feb 28 2018

Abbott does not have to pay service specialist for time on-call - federal judge

A federal judge in San Francisco on Wednesday trimmed a wage-and-hour lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories Inc, ruling that the company did not need to compensate a former service specialist for the time he spent on call.


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