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Justices’ Look at Overtime Exemption Proof Raises Legal Risk

The US Supreme Court’s upcoming review of the burden of proof for showing that workers are exempt from federal overtime requirements threatens to reshape the way wage-and-hour litigation plays out and alter how companies approach the issue.

Honda Hit With Labor Board Complaint Over Auto Union Fight

A federal labor board official has accused Honda Motor Co Ltd. of violating the rights of workers aiming to unionize an Indiana plant.

First-Ever California Indoor Worker Heat Rule Nears Finish Line

California is close to finalizing its first heat stress protections for workers who labor indoors after a state safety board approved a regulation that was delayed earlier this year over cost concerns.

Stryker Worker’s Loss Upheld in Childbirth Travel Leave Suit

A fired Stryker Corp. employee failed to show work days he missed to travel hundreds of miles and to wait for his daughter’s birth were covered under federal job-protected leave law, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Thursday.

Biden’s Immigration Action Poised to Weather Legal Challenges

President Joe Biden‘s latest use of executive parole power to offer relief to some 500,000 immigrants, the broadest use of that authority to date for immigrants in the US, stands on firmer legal ground than other programs for long-term residents, attorneys say.

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Binance General Counsel Confronts Some of Crypto’s Hardest Tests

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Tesla Seeks to Delay July Hearing in Battle Over Musk’s Pay (1)

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Chevron Must Pay $120 Million to Family-Owned Oil Company

A Chevron Corp. subsidiary lost its bid for a new trial and must pay $120 million for damaging an oil company’s field, a California appeals court ruled on Friday, emphasizing the importance of efficiency in the jury selection process.

The Artificial Intelligence Dilemma: Can Laws Keep Up?

The risks that artificial intelligence represents have come into sharper focus: disinformation, potential job loss, perhaps even an existential threat to humanity. Is government capable of putting guardrails around such a fast-moving technology?


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Case: Labor Relations/Interference (N.L.R.B.)

A Las Vegas hotel, casino, and resort group engaged in several types of unlawful coercive conduct towards its employees as they were being organized for a unionization vote, in violation of multiple provisions of the NLRA. NP Red Rock LLC d/b/a Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 2024 BL 206443, N.L.R.B., 28–CA–244484, 6/17/24

Case: Discrimination/Sex Discrimination (W.D. Mich.)

A Michigan federal district court mostly denied summary judgment to Van Buren County on the claims of a veteran service coordinator that she was paid less than two other male employees for performing substantially similar work, in violation of the Equal Pay Act and state law. Krause v. Cnty. of Van Buren, 2024 BL 207025, W.D. Mich., 1:23-cv-46, 6/17/24

Case: Discrimination/Promotion (N.D. Ill.)

An Illinois federal court denied summary judgment to the Department of Veterans Affairs on the claims of a Black human resources employee over 40 years old that she wasn’t promoted due to her race and age, and in retaliation for her EEO activities, in violation of Title VII and the ADEA. Ewing v. McDonough, 2024 BL 207165, N.D. Ill., 19 C 649, 6/17/24