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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

May 25 2018

Woman who did not apply for job can bring failure-to-hire claim - Calif. appeals court

A woman who did not apply for a job with a California company that operates dental practices can bring a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the company accusing it of falsely telling her no position was available, a California appeals court has ruled.

May 24 2018

PAGA plaintiffs can target violations they were not affected by - Calif. appeals court

A California law that permits workers to sue for labor law violations on behalf of the state allows plaintiffs to seek penalties not only for alleged violations that affected them, but also for claims that impacted other workers, a state appellate court has ruled.

May 23 2018

U.S. Labor Dept asks Supreme Court to vacate tip-pooling decision

The U.S. Labor Department has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a federal appeals court decision upholding an Obama-era rule that restricted tip pooling, saying the U.S. Congress invalidated the rule with a recent amendment to federal wage law.

May 22 2018

Small unit of Boeing workers can vote for union representation - NLRB official

A National Labor Relations Board regional director has said that a small bargaining unit of workers at a South Carolina Boeing Co facility who prepare airplanes for test flights can vote in a union election later this month.

May 18 2018

Calif. hospital violated NLRA by nixing anniversary raises - D.C. Circuit

California hospital system Prime Healthcare Services violated federal labor law by unilaterally discontinuing anniversary step wage increases for nurses who were represented by a Service Employees International Union affiliate, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

May 17 2018

Denver law school settles EEOC pay bias lawsuit

The University of Denver agreed to pay seven female professors at its Sturm College of Law $2.7 million to resolve an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit accusing the school of unlawfully paying them less than their male counterparts.

May 17 2018

Arbitrator rules Cornell violated labor law with anti-union email

An arbitrator has ruled Cornell University violated federal labor law during a contested unionization election for graduate students working as teaching and research assistants, but he rejected the union’s bid for a new election if it loses.

May 16 2018

MetLife's insurance plan covers diabetic's amputation after a car crash - 9th Circuit

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co owes benefits to a man whose leg was amputated after a car accident even though his injury was complicated by his diabetes, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

May 15 2018

10th Circuit revives former healthcare worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a former healthcare worker's pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against a Tennessee-based company that contracts with jails and prisons, saying the company’s rationale for firing her could be an excuse masking an unlawful termination.

May 14 2018

AT&T Mobility hit with nationwide pregnancy bias class action

Two former AT&T Mobility workers filed a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit on Monday accusing the telecommunications company of unlawfully discriminating against pregnant women who need time off for doctors’ appointments and other pregnancy-related absences.


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