FTC and Uber Align to Stop New Seattle Law for Ride-Hail Drivers
The Federal Trade Commission is siding with Uber Technologies Inc. in a fight to block a Seattle law that would allow ride-hailing drivers to collectively bargain. In an amicus brief, the FTC and the U.S. Justice Department told the Ninth Circuit that a federal trial judge's ruling that upheld the law threatened to "open the antitrust exemption door for nearly any type of regulation."
A federal magistrate judge has denied an effort by PricewaterhouseCoopers to seal the number of would-be class members in an age discrimination suit that claims the accounting and consulting firm unlawfully struck older job applicants from employment consideration. The plaintiff's attorneys estimated that some 14,000 potential job applicants over age 40 could be part of the affected class.
Jessica McCue fought for years to ensure that daughter Sasha had a playground that was accessible to all children. She won that battle and soon Sasha's elementary school playground will be handicapped accessible to all students.
Victoria Lipnic, the acting chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, on Thursday suggested the agency under a Republican majority may not continue to push for pay data collection efforts that target the wage gap, a day after a lawsuit slammed a decision by the Trump administration to scuttle a reporting requirement. Two nominees—Janet Dhillon and Daniel Gade—are awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation.
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