Employment & Labor

In Roeder v. Guardian Life Ins. Co., No. 22-56226, 2024 WL 1612256 (9th Cir. Apr. 15, 2024), Plaintiff-Appellant Jacqueline Roeder appealed the district court’s de novo review of Guardian Life Insurance Company’s denial of her claim for long-term disability benefits under a policy governed by ERISA on the basis of the policy’s pre-existing condition

In a published order, In re Space Exploration Technologies, No.  24-40103 (5th Cir. April 17, 2024), the Fifth Circuit denies en banc rehearing of a 2-1 panel order denying mandamus to vacate a district court’s decision under 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a) to transfer plaintiff SpaceX’s suit challenging the constitutionality of hearings before the National

In a landmark decision that broadens the scope of workplace equality, New York’s top court has set a precedent ensuring that the state’s anti-discrimination laws protect job seekers, regardless of their residency. The unanimous ruling is a significant step in the fight against workplace discrimination. 

The court held that New York City and state

Suppose an employer transfers an employee, and that employee believes that unlawful bias fueled the decision. Does that transfer have to significantly disadvantage that employee to give rise to a discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

The Supreme Court addressed that issue yesterday in Muldrow v. City of

Quick Hits

  • Employer contributions to Maine’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Fund are set to begin on January 1, 2025.
  • The Maine Department of Labor is expected to begin the rulemaking process in spring 2024.
  • The state has given itself a deadline of January 1, 2025, to adopt final rules implementing the program.


In Perkins v. United Surgical Partners International, Inc., et al., No. 23-10375, 2024 WL 1574342 (5th Cir. Apr. 11, 2024), Plaintiffs are participants of a defined contribution plan established by United Surgical Partners International, Inc. They sued United and other Plan fiduciaries, alleging that the defendants violated their fiduciary duties under ERISA in the

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