Tag: litigation

Settlement Amounts in DOL Enforcement Suits Declined Substantially in 2016, Report Says

Federal government enforcement lawsuits brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)—including those centered on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) violations—continued at an aggressive pace in 2016 but were less effective in terms of number of filings and recoveries when compared with previous years, according to annual report on workplace class action litigation.


Under Trump, EEOC Will Focus on Job Growth

While promising that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will retain its core values, President Trump’s pick for acting chair told employers Thursday that the commission will, at the president’s direction, focus on job growth.

Video: ‘On-Call’ and ‘Show-Up’ Pay Issues Create Backlash of Legislation & Litigation

Variable work scheduling practices such as call-in shifts and on-call arrangements create some gray areas in terms of what is considered “work” time that therefore needs to be compensated.  As a result of these gray areas, as well as complaints from employees who have variable work schedules, various pieces of legislation have been introduced—and litigation […]

3 Tips When Firing an Employee

Firing an employee is never an easy task, no matter how well documented the problem is, and no matter how well thought out the decision has been. It’s a decision that comes with high emotions on all sides. Firing an employee can cause stress for everyone involved, not just for the individual being fired. Many […]

Harassment Cases: High Profile or Not, a Volatile Thicket

By Jeffrey M. Larroca, member of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC Perhaps one of the most powerful men in media, former Fox News Chair Roger Ailes, recently departed the network after a lawsuit was filed that included allegations he made sexual advances towards former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson, called her a “man hater,” […]

Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of the Worst Employees?

The HR Daily Advisor was recently at the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington D.C.! Yesterday we heard about the problems that bad employees create from Greg Hare, an employment lawyer at Ogletree Deakins Law Firm in Atlanta, GA. Today, some advice on what to do about them.

Supreme Court ruling eases the way for certain class actions

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 22 that the use of statistical evidence to create a class action lawsuit against Tyson Foods was proper, an action that may make it easier for employees in certain situations to band together to sue their employers rather than suing as individuals. The Court ruled 6-2 in Tyson Foods […]

Independent contractor model survives Lyft settlement

Lyft, a ride-hailing service that uses independent contractors as drivers, has agreed to settle a proposed class action lawsuit in California by paying $12.25 million and giving drivers certain protections, but the settlement doesn’t call on the company to reclassify its drivers as employees. The larger ride-hailing service Uber also is facing court action. The […]