Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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First Circuit Favors Broad Application of Analogue to Airline Deregulation Act Preemption Provision

On September 30, 2014, in Massachusetts Delivery Association v. Coakley, No. 13-2307 (September 30, 2014), the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s refusal to preempt a Massachusetts independent...more

10/8/2014 - Airlines Appeals Employer Liability Issues FAAAA Independent Contractors Misclassification Motor Carrier Act Preemption

National Mediation Board Rejects Jurisdiction Over Airline Service Provider

On September 11, 2014, the National Mediation Board (NMB), in a split decision, refused to exercise jurisdiction over an airline service provider performing cabin cleaning services for an airline at John F. Kennedy...more

9/26/2014 - Airlines Collective Bargaining Jurisdiction NLRB SEIU Unions Vendors

Court Throws Out Union’s Railway Labor Act Challenge to Employer’s Withdrawal of Voluntary Recognition and Rejection of CBA

On February 18, 2014, in Herrera v. Command Security Corp. d/b/a Aviation Safeguards, 2:12-cv-10968-SVW-RZx, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that an employer’s withdrawal of voluntary...more

3/3/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Railways Unions

FAA Lets OSHA Standards Board the Plane

Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final policy allowing the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to enforce certain of its safety standards for aircraft...more

8/29/2013 - Compliance DOL Enforcement Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) OSHA Safety Precautions

Senate Confirms Three National Mediation Board Nominees

Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed a three-member slate of National Mediation Board (NMB) nominees, giving the NMB a full complement of members for the first time in over a year....more

8/5/2013 - Confirmation Proceedings Mediation Nominations

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