Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump's pick to become the
next U.S. labor secretary, has over the past two decades led
successful challenges to worker-friendly rules touching on
virtually every sector of labor and employment law.
A U.S. appeals court on Friday said Ingredion Inc, which
supplies ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industries,
violated federal labor law by allowing its chief negotiator to
discuss wages and other issues with employees ahead of contract
talks with their union.
Intel Corp has been hit with a lawsuit by a Korean-born
software engineer in California who claims he was denied a
promotion after complaining about the tech giant's preferential
treatment of workers of Indian and South Asian descent.
A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a questionnaire a
former McDonald's USA LLC employee filled out on her lawyers'
website is privileged, and she does not have to hand it over to
the company in her lawsuit claiming its no-poach agreements with
franchisees were illegal.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a
Pittsburgh law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave,
rejecting a business group's claim that state law did not give
the city the authority to adopt the mandate.
The office of the National Labor Relations Board general
counsel has concluded that newly-hired employees who are
considering union membership should be told roughly how much
less they would pay in dues if they opted not to join.
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said an Illinois village
must face due-process claims by a former police chief who was
fired without a hearing, rejecting its argument that the firing
was not a municipal policy but a "random and unauthorized" act
by the village's board and mayor that didn't qualify for
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived key portions of a
trio of executive orders by President Donald Trump making
changes to the federal civil service system, saying unions must
first take their challenges to a federal labor agency.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has urged a federal appeals
court to rule that hundreds of Facebook Inc advertising sales
workers who signed arbitration agreements should not be given
notice of a collective action accusing the social media giant of
improperly denying them overtime pay.
U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's resignation on
Friday passed the reins of the Department of Labor to his top
deputy, Patrick Pizzella, a former lobbyist and DOL official
during the George W. Bush Administration, who some experts said
is viewed more favorably than Acosta by the business community.