Emily Miller

Emily Miller

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NLRB’s Joint Employer Ruling Threatens to Reorder Employment Relations in the Health Care Industry

More than many other industries, the American health care system has a highly fragmented set of interlocking business relationships. Services are provided in an integrated network by a host of service providers who operate...more

9/17/2015 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Collective Bargaining Healthcare Hiring & Firing Hospitals Independent Contractors Joint Employers NLRA NLRB Nursing Homes Staffing Agencies Terms and Conditions Third-Party Service Provider Unfair Labor Practices Union Elections Wage and Hour

Life After Browning-Ferris: What Employers Need to Know Under the New Joint Employer Regime

Many employers have rested long and easy in the knowledge that the National Labor Relations Board would not consider them to be joint employers with entities such as franchisees, staffing agencies, and contractors unless they...more

9/1/2015 - Amicus Briefs Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Collective Bargaining Contingent Employees Contract Terms Franchises Hiring & Firing Joint Employers NLRA NLRB Staffing Agencies Subcontractors Temporary Employees Terms and Conditions Wage and Hour

NLRB General Counsel Offers Glimpse Into the Board’s Approach to Employee Handbooks

In a move that should remind all employers (whether unionized or non-unionized) to regularly review their employee handbooks, Richard F. Griffin, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB),...more

3/27/2015 - Employee Handbooks New Guidance NLRA NLRB

Mandatory Sick Leave Becomes the Law in Philadelphia

By late-Spring, employers within the city of Philadelphia will be required to offer sick leave to employees. On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia City Council passed Bill No. 141026 (as amended), and Mayor Michael Nutter signed...more

2/13/2015 - Paid Sick Leave Act Sick Leave

2014/2015 Labor and Employment Observer

In This Issue: - Message from the Chair - On the Horizon: Is Obama Remaking the Workplace While Leaving Congress Behind? - The 2014 Supreme Court Decisions Every Employer Should Know - What to Expect from the...more

1/2/2015 - Affordable Care Act Barack Obama Big Data Cybersecurity E-Verify EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates I-9 Immigration Procedures Legislative Agendas LGBT Marijuana Medical Marijuana NLRB PDA Pregnancy SCOTUS Social Media Social Media Policy Strategic Enforcement Plan Unpaid Interns Whistleblowers

Supreme Court Cans Three Obama Recess Appointments to the National Labor Relations Board

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday released its much-anticipated opinion in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, holding that President Obama exceeded his authority in appointing Sharon Block, Richard Griffin, and...more

6/27/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Supreme Court Holds That Items of Protective Clothing Are ‘Clothes’ for Purposes of the FLSA, and Questions the Viability of the...

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday released its much-anticipated decision in the case of Sandifer v. United States Steel Corporation, and held that Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) — which allows parties to...more

1/30/2014 - Collective Bargaining De Minimis Claims FLSA Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Wage and Hour Workplace Attire

Labor And Employment Observer - 2013/2014

In This Issue: Message from the Chair; Social Media and the Workplace: 2013 and Beyond; Unpaid Internships: Training Ground or Legal Landmine?; Supreme Court’s Nassar Decision Sets Higher Causation Standard for a...more

1/7/2014 - Affirmative Action Background Checks Big Data Causation D.R. Horton Disability Discrimination DOL ENDA FMLA Minimum Wage OFCCP Religious Discrimination Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Social Media Unpaid Interns US v Windsor UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

High Profile Decision Deals Blow to Unpaid Internship Programs

Many companies with unpaid internship programs have been closely watching a case filed by unpaid interns who worked on the film Black Swan, and this week, the outlook turned grim. The U.S. District Court for the Southern...more

6/17/2013 - DOL FLSA Internships Training Unpaid Interns Wages

Early Retirees May Receive Unemployment Compensation, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules

For more than 20 years, Pennsylvania retirees who accepted an early retirement incentive plan have been denied unemployment compensation benefits under the Unemployment Compensation Law (UC law). The Supreme Court of...more

1/8/2013 - Early Retirement Retirement Unemployment Compensation System

Labor and Employment Observer 2012/2013

In This Issue: - Message from the Chair - A Second Obama Administration’s Impact on Labor and Employment Issues - Will There be Comprehensive Immigration Legislation After the 2012 Presidential...more

1/1/2013 - Affordable Care Act EEOC FMLA Hurricane Sandy Immigration Reform NLRB OSHA Same-Sex Marriage Social Media USERRA Wage and Hour

NLRB Issues Decision Protecting Union Coffers

Historically, employers have been free to discontinue union dues check-off arrangements upon the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) changed that long-standing rule on...more

12/21/2012 - Bethlehem Steel Dues Checkoff NLRB Union Dues Unions WKYC-TV

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