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McDonald’s Workers in Several Cities Rally Against Sex Harassment

McDonald’s workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald’s …

In 2017, Labor Lawyers Raced to Settle Class Actions Before Trump Effect

While employers across the U.S. paid a record amount in settlements for workplace violations last year, don’t expect this to mark the beginning of a trend. Think of it more as the storm before the calm, as labor lawyers rush …

6 Key Trends in Workplace Litigation for 2017

The environment for employment litigation has more than ever been shaped by Supreme Court judges and settlements for wage and hour class actions rose in 2016 while those for other employment-related claims fell, according to a report on workplace class …

Why Claims Under Americans with Disabilities Act Are Rising

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III lawsuits are up 63 percent over 2015, according to law firm Seyfarth Shaw. ADA Title III prohibits businesses open to the public from discriminating on the basis of disability. The act applies to …

Why Wage and Hour Claims Keep Rising

This was another historic year for federal wage and hour lawsuits. Using data obtained from the Federal Judicial Center, law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP reported that 8,781 cases were filed in 2015 under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That …

Wage and Hour Claims Among Top Threats to U.S. Employers

Federal wage and hour lawsuits have reached a surprise record high, according to a report by law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Cases filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in have continued to skyrocket in 2013, despite indications that …