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  • Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    Employment Law 03/20/2018

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.The case being argued Tuesday involves information required by a state law that the centers must provide client...

  • Court: Ex-West Virginia judge ineligible for benefits

    Court: Ex-West Virginia judge ineligible for benefits

    Employment Law 02/10/2018

    The West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled a former judge serving a corruption sentence and his ex-wife are not eligible for public retirement benefits.The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the court Friday affirmed a 2017 ruling from Kanawha County cir...

  • Indiana Supreme Court considers eavesdropping case

    Indiana Supreme Court considers eavesdropping case

    Employment Law 12/18/2017

    The Indiana Supreme Court has taken up an eavesdropping case that could result in a new state standard to determine when prosecutorial misconduct is so egregious that a criminal suspect can no longer be made to stand trial.The court heard arguments l...

  • DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

    DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

    Employment Law 08/23/2017

    The former radio host who lost a groping lawsuit to Taylor Swift in federal court this week said he realizes the case was in the pop star's favor, but he had no interest in backing down.David Mueller told The Associated Press on Tuesday that someone ...

  • Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Employment Law 05/13/2017

    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit claiming that a North Carolina city discriminated against an African-American-owned television network. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower cour...

  • Kansas Chief Justice Pitches Lawmakers on Court Pay Hikes

    Kansas Chief Justice Pitches Lawmakers on Court Pay Hikes

    Employment Law 03/23/2017

    Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is trying to persuade legislators to increase salaries for judges and pay for judicial branch employees. Nuss devoted much of his annual State of the Judiciary address Wednesday to what he described as t...

  • California court mulls whether employers must offer seating

    California court mulls whether employers must offer seating

    Employment Law 05/03/2016

    California's Supreme Court is set to clarify the state's rules for determining when employers must provide workers with a place to sit. The court's opinion, expected Monday, stems from lawsuits brought by cashiers at the CVS drugstore chain and telle...

  • High court seems skeptical of mandatory public union fees

    High court seems skeptical of mandatory public union fees

    Employment Law 01/23/2016

    The Supreme Court appears ready to deliver a major setback to American unions as it considers scrapping a four-decade precedent that lets public-sector labor organizations collect fees from workers who decline to join. During more than an hour of ora...

  • $15 SeaTac minimum wage challenged in court

    $15 SeaTac minimum wage challenged in court

    Employment Law 08/23/2015

    A King County Superior Court judge declined Friday to immediately rule on a challenge to the voter-approved $15 an hour minimum wage requirement for airport workers in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Judge Andrea Darvas said she'll issue a ruli...

  • Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers

    Appeals court reinstates wage rules for home care workers

    Employment Law 08/23/2015

    A federal appeals court has reinstated Obama administration regulations that guarantee overtime and minimum wage protections to nearly 2 million home health care workers. The court in Washington ruled that the Labor Department had authority to change...

  • Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

    Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

    Employment Law 10/23/2014

    In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.   The unanim...

  • Ex-Ala. postal worker guilty of disability fraud

    Ex-Ala. postal worker guilty of disability fraud

    Employment Law 09/09/2014

    U.S. Attorneys officials say a former U.S. Postal Service letter carrier has been convicted of disability fraud. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Sean Eric Slaton of Anniston was found guilty last week of eight counts of false statements, 24 counts of wir...

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