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A Happy New Year Is in Store for Unions: Organizing Just Got Simpler

Beginning April 14, 2015, a new National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) rule will take effect, implementing an accelerated election process, or “quickie elections,” and making it easier for unions to organize unrepresented...more

12/24/2014 - Ambush Election Rules Final Rules NLRB Union Elections Unions

Slumbering Cop Takes Home Million-Dollar Jury Verdict Based on ADA Claim

The City of McPherson, Kansas was recently hit for almost $1 million in damages when a jury sided with a plaintiff police officer who claimed he was wrongfully terminated for falling asleep on duty. Matthew Michaels, who...more

12/8/2014 - ADA Corporate Counsel Hiring & Firing Jury Awards Police Popular Wrongful Termination

Former College Athlete Claiming Temporary Employee Status Sues NCAA Because She Wasn’t Paid Minimum Wage

A former soccer player from the University of Houston, Samantha Sackos, has filed a putative class action in the Southern District of Indiana against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and all NCAA Division I...more

11/11/2014 - Athletes College Athletes Colleges Employer Liability Issues FLSA Minimum Wage NCAA Putative Class Actions Universities Wage and Hour

Supreme Court Opinion Calls into Question Hundreds of NLRB Rulings

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited Noel Canning decision (NLRB v. Noel Canning, 572 U.S. ____ (2014)), and invalidated President Obama’s January 2012 appointments of three individuals to the...more

8/6/2014 - Albertsons Banner Estrella Medical Center Barack Obama Canning v NLRB Costco Internal Investigations NLRB Piedmont Gardens Recess Appointments SCOTUS Social Media Policy Union Dues Unions WKYC-TV

Supreme Court Opinion Calls Into Question Hundreds of NLRB Rulings

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited Noel Canning decision and invalidated President Obama’s January 2012 appointments of three individuals to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),...more

7/2/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Raising the Bar on Employer Liability for Harassment and Retaliation

On June 24, the Supreme Court issued two new opinions in favor of employers, both five-to-four decisions that narrowly construe the scope of Title VII’s retaliation and employer liability rules and significantly raise the bar...more

7/24/2013 - EEOC Employer Liability Issues Harassment Retaliation SCOTUS Sexual Harassment Supervisors Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Vance v. Ball State University

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Employers to Allow Firearms in Employees’ Vehicles

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed into law SB286, a bill that limits employers’ restrictions on employee possession of guns in their cars at work. The House of Representatives voted 73-28 on Monday to approve a...more

5/23/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Employee Rights Employer No-Weapons Policies Firearms Gun Laws

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