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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

Jan 16 2018

Ogletree shareholder hits firm with $300 mln sex bias class action

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart was hit with a proposed class action accusing the Atlanta-based employment law firm of operating an “old boys’ club” that systematically underpays female shareholders and denies them the same opportunities as their male colleagues.

Jan 16 2018

Public union tells Supreme Court agency fees pass free speech muster

A public sector union told the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday that allowing such unions to charge mandatory fees to nonmembers properly balances workers’ free speech rights with government’s interests as employers.

Jan 11 2018

U.S. House passes bill to block NLRB jurisdiction over tribal casinos

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation designed to block the National Labor Relations Board’s jurisdiction over casinos and other tribal businesses on Native American land.

Jan 10 2018

Supreme Court to weigh trucking company's cert petition on employment arbitration

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday will consider a trucking company's petition asking the court to weigh in on whether federal law requires the enforcement of arbitration agreements signed by independent contractors in the transportation industry.

Jan 09 2018

Illinois home health aides ask SCOTUS to review agency fee refund decision

Home health aides in Illinois who won a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court case denying a union the ability to charge workers who are not union members "agency fees" asked the high court on Tuesday to revive their proposed class action seeking a refund of previously collected fees.

Jan 09 2018

Pilots can sue Hong Kong airline under California wage-and-hour law - judge

California-based pilots for Cathay Pacific Airways Limited can sue the Hong Kong-headquartered airline for alleged violations of California wage-and-hour laws even though they perform a majority of their work outside of the state, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

Jan 08 2018

Supreme Court denies review in DirecTV's joint employment case

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away DirecTV’s appeal of a decision that applied a novel standard for joint employment under federal wage-and-hour law, one of three notable employment law cases denied by the nation’s top court on Monday.

Jan 04 2018

Colorado hospital agrees to pay $400K to settle EEOC claims of age bias

A hospital in western Colorado has agreed to pay $400,000 to nearly 30 former employees to settle claims that it discriminated against older workers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced on Thursday.

Dec 29 2017

Top five wage-and-hour cases of 2017

A federal judge striking down an Obama administration rule that would have made more than 4 million workers eligible for mandatory overtime pay may have been the wage-and-hour decision with the broadest impact in 2017.

Dec 28 2017

New minimum wage laws in 10 states kick off 2018

Ten states that passed minimum wage hikes will see those go into effect at the start of 2018, with some 3.9 million workers affected, according to a report by a left-leaning think tank.

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