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Vergara v. State of California Exposes Constitutional Flaws In Public Teacher Tenure Laws

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ruled Tuesday in Vergara v. State of California that teacher tenure laws in California are unconstitutional because they deprive students of their right to an education under the...more

6/16/2014 - Equal Protection Public Schools School Districts SCOTUS Seniority Students Teachers Tenure Vergara v State of California

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 28: The Older Workers Benefit Protection...

In 1990, Congress amended the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA, prohibiting age discrimination for workers 40 and older) to add rules regarding the waiver of the right to sue under the ADEA. Unlike Title VII, where...more

6/10/2014 - ADEA Age Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates OWBPA Waivers

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 10: Harassment Training Becomes The Norm

In 2005, when first responders arrived in New Orleans to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, they did not hit the ground running. Some of that was attributed to mismanagement and other bureaucratic delays, but one fact was...more

5/21/2014 - Discrimination Harassment Legal History Training

Cultivating Labor Peace With Adjunct Faculty

The wave of media attention highlighting the working conditions of adjunct professors in academia across the nation is difficult to miss these days. Even Congress has become involved. The House Education and Workforce...more

5/9/2014 - Colleges Professors Union Membership Universities

New Year Opens With Demise Of The NLRB’s “Poster” Rule And Further Delay For The DOL’s “Persuader” Rule

While 2014 is by most accounts predicted to be a robust regulatory year for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the Department of Labor (“DOL”), the initial start has commenced with only a sputter. Effectively...more

1/7/2014 - Compliance Disclosure Requirements DOL NLRB Persuader Rules SCOTUS

Public Sector Requests For Workplace Investigation Information: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

We are frequently asked by public employers to help them navigate requests from their employees and unions for information pertaining to the employer’s internal investigations. While the law in this arena from the courts and...more

11/7/2013 - Compliance Internal Investigations Request For Information

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