Uber has been ordered to pay $100 million to drivers seeking to be classified as employees, finally settling lawsuits threatening the company’s on-demand business model, which has historically depended on independent contractors. Just yesterday the popular ride-hailing company announced it will b...
Richard Clem has found himself in a stinky situation. He just filed a lawsuit against his employer for passing too much gas at work. The 70-year-old man worked at Case Pork Roll Company of Trenton, New Jersey. According to court documents he was let go in February 2014 for excessive flatulence. Cl...
[caption id="attachment_6092" align="alignright" width="300"] Janine Howard recovered after being shot in the face and now she is fighting to regain her job.[/caption] Rikers Island, the New York island detention complex between Queens and the Bronx, has developed a bad rap in recent years. Under p...
A Chicago restaurant has gone into damage control this past week after firing an employee who asked for time to have surgery for his cancer. In an interview with NBC Chicago aired Saturday, 19-year-old Jonathan Larson, a delivery driver for Rosebud Restaurants, explained that the restaurant fired h...
According to a controversial ruling by a Superior Court judge in New Jersey, casino waitresses are essentially "sex objects" (a direct quote), who can be terminated for gaining weight. The decision by Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson put the nail in the coffin of a workplace discrimination an...
On the afternoon before this past Thanksgiving, Walmart worker Vanessa Ferreira went on strike at her St. Cloud, FL store. As news organizations reported at the time, most Walmart shoppers completely overlooked the rather humble occasion of Ferreira's walkout, which was a protest against the retail ...
Now that Initiative 502 has legalized recreational marijuana in Washington State, employers are wondering what they should  do. Many labor and employment law attorneys are also wrangling with that question. Some are looking to a recent workplace legal case that went to the Washington state Supreme...
The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered AirTran Airways (ATA) to reinstate a pilot the company has fired in 2007 for reporting multiple mechanical concerns. OSHA is also requiring  ATA to pay its former employee over $1 million in back wages, plus inter...