March 2010: HSRR's Randy Renick and Anne Richardson prevailed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in UNITED STEEL v. CONOCOPHILLIPS . In a published decision, a unanimous panel reversed a lower court's ruling, holding that the lower court improperly held that plaintiffs' "on duty" meal period in a wage and hour "on duty" meal period case could not meet class certification requirements. The case has been remanded back to the District Court.
The U.S. Supreme Court has elected to review a federal appeals court's decision to grant a request by NASA scientists for a preliminary injunction to halt allegedly deep-reaching background checks on low-risk employees at the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. HSRR's Virginia Keeny and Dan Stormer are representing the scientists. Read more.