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Robert Iafolla

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

Aug 16 2017

Unions and rights groups tell Supreme Court class-action waivers are invalid

A coalition of unions and workers' rights advocates on Wednesday told the U.S. Supreme Court that class-action waivers unlawfully bar workers from banding together to improve working conditions and are not valid just because they appear in arbitration agreements.

Aug 16 2017

Ford to pay $10 mln to settle EEOC sex and race harassment allegations

Ford Motor Co has agreed to pay as much as $10.2 million to resolve the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s allegations that female and black employees were harassed at two Chicago-area facilities, the agency has announced.

Aug 16 2017

3rd Circ. returns some medical sales reps to N.J. forum in poaching case

A district court erred when it transferred an employment lawsuit against two medical device companies and former sales representatives from New Jersey to California and failed to honor forum selection agreements signed by the representatives, a federal court has ruled.

Aug 15 2017

Fired transgender worker asks to appear at 6th Circuit oral argument

A transgender former funeral director asked a federal appeals court to let her lawyer appear at oral argument in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s challenge to a ruling that blocked its job discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, a Detroit funeral home.

Aug 15 2017

3rd Circuit tosses nuclear security guard's disability bias lawsuit

By Robert Iafolla A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a disability lawsuit brought by a former security guard at a nuclear power plant, saying he was not qualified to bring a claim under the American with Disabilities Act.

Aug 14 2017

EEOC sues healthcare staffing company for disability discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday accused a Texas-based healthcare staffing company of violating federal anti-discrimination law by firing a phlebotomist because of her sickle cell anemia and the complications that the disorder caused during her pregnancy.

Aug 14 2017

Judge tosses whistleblower's Dodd-Frank retaliation lawsuit against Raytheon

A federal judge in Virginia has thrown out a former Raytheon Co employee’s retaliation lawsuit, ruling that she did not qualify as a whistleblower under the Dodd-Frank Act because she did not report the defense contractor's alleged wrongdoing directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Aug 11 2017

In about-face, appeals court revives HUD worker's race bias lawsuit

By Robert Iafolla A federal appeals court on Friday revived a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development investigator’s race discrimination claims, reversing its own decision a year ago that had tossed out the lawsuit.

Aug 09 2017

Jackson Lewis wage-and-hour chief decamps for Epstein Becker

Epstein Becker & Green announced on Wednesday that former U.S. Labor Department official Paul DeCamp, who had led Jackson Lewis’ wage-and-hour practice, had joined the firm.

Aug 09 2017

UPS agrees to pay $2 mln to settle EEOC allegations of disability bias

United Parcel Service Inc has agreed to pay $2 million to nearly 90 current and former workers to settle claims that it discriminated against disabled employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced on Tuesday.

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