Department of Labor Denies FOIA Appeal After Nearly Four Years, and Unilaterally Narrows the Scope of the Request, Despite OGIS Intervention

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently denied CoA Institute’s long-pending Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) appeal concerning records of consultations between DOL and the Office of the White House Counsel (“OWHC”) on any documents containing “White House equities.”  CoA Institute filed its request on November 26, 2013 and its appeal […]

CoA Institute Files Opening Brief in Appeal of Decision that Imperils Low Cost Children’s Clothing to Families

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed its opening brief in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging a district court ruling issued last September that wrongly found that consignors who also volunteer at children’s clothing consignment events must be considered employees under the […]

Examiner: Company battles Labor Department for right to keep ‘volunteer’ workers

Company battles Labor Department for right to keep ‘volunteer’ workers by Sean Higgins | Oct 17, 2017 Consignment store Rhea Lana said Tuesday it would appeal a federal court ruling that sided with the Labor Department and ruled that the company is run by employees who must be paid, and are not volunteers […]

CoA Institute to Appeal Ruling that Children’s Clothing Consignment Volunteers Must be Considered Employees

Washington, DC – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today announced it will appeal a ruling by the district court that wrongly found that volunteers at Rhea Lana’s children’s clothing consignment events must be considered employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Cause of Action Institute Vice President Julie Smith: […]

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Is Sec. Perez Campaigning on the Taxpayer’s Dime?

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today sent a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request to the U.S. Department of Labor investigating whether recent outreach by Secretary Tom Perez to voting members of the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) regarding his political future could be in violation of […]

Cause of Action Asks Federal Court To Reconsider Complaint Filed By Small Business Owner Who Is Being Wrongly Targeted By The Federal Government

This week, CoA filed an opening brief on behalf of Rhea Lana, Inc. The case is now pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.