J. Ian Downes

J. Ian Downes

Dechert LLP

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National Labor Relations Board’s New Joint Employer Standard Expands Risks for Employers

In a potentially game-changing decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., a three-member majority of the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) cast aside its long-standing joint employer test in favor...more

9/14/2015 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Franchises Joint Employers NLRB Unions

National Labor Relations Board’s Threatened Expansion of Joint Employer Doctrine Would Increase Employment Law Risks for US...

To bring their full financial and operational expertise to portfolio companies, private equity firms frequently adopt an active approach to overseeing their investments. However, the greater a firm’s involvement in the...more

8/20/2014 - Employee Rights Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers McDonalds NLRA NLRB Private Equity Trucking Industry

Flex Frac Decision Highlights Need for Employers to Reexamine Confidentiality Policies

In recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) has waged a campaign against what it considers to be “overbroad” employer confidentiality policies. In dozens of decisions, the Board and administrative law...more

4/29/2014 - Confidentiality Policies Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Flex Frac NLRB

February 2013 U.S. Labor and Employment Update

In This Issue: - Supreme Court to Address “Changing Clothes” under the FLSA - First Appellate Court Decision on FLSA’s Nursing Mother Provision - Courts Continue Trend in Favor of Class Waivers in Arbitration...more

2/22/2013 - Arbitration Agreements Breastfeeding Class Action Arbitration Waivers Discrimination Doffing Donning EEOC FLSA NLRB Passwords Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Protective Gear Recess Appointments Social Media

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