Joshua Feinstein

Joshua Feinstein

Hodgson Russ LLP

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Harris v. Quinn Decision May Set Stage for Further Rulings Limiting Public Unions

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Harris v. Quinn. As readers of my June 10 posting will recall, the plaintiffs in that case objected on First Amendment grounds to being required to contribute public union dues as a...more

7/3/2014 - Collective Bargaining First Amendment Harris v Quinn Healthcare Medicaid Public Employees Right to Work SCOTUS Union Dues Unions

Public Employers and Unions Hold Breath as High Court Ponders Whether Public Employees Can Be Compelled to Pay Dues

The U.S. Supreme Court will recess for the summer at the end of June. But before doing so, it must decide the remaining cases on its docket from the October 2013 term, including Harris v. Quinn. Strangely, this case has...more

6/11/2014 - Collective Bargaining First Amendment Harris v Quinn Public Employees Right to Work SCOTUS Union Dues Union Security Clauses Unions

EEOC Lawsuit Against CVS Could Void Standard Severance Agreement Clauses

We all know how severance agreements work. An employee suddenly finds herself out on the street. To soften the blow, the employer offers her a few additional weeks or months of salary. In exchange, the employee waives any...more

2/21/2014 - Contract Drafting CVS EEOC Separation Agreement Severance Agreements

Is Conciliation Just Another Hoop or Must the EEOC Make a Meaningful Attempt at Settlement Before Commencing Litigation?

Voluntary compliance is a core component of federal anti-discrimination law. The drafters of Title VII and other anti-discrimination statutes never envisioned a regulatory system where the government would use the courts to...more

12/27/2013 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Dispute Resolution Enforcement Title VII

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