Michael Lotito

Michael Lotito

Littler

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New Year, New Laws: Compliance Challenges U.S. Employers Face in 2015

Although this year's labor- and employment-related legislative activity was down slightly from that of 2013 – in part due to congressional gridlock – by no means was 2014 insignificant. Throughout the year, an influx of new...more

12/12/2014 - Amended Legislation Corporate Counsel Election Results Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates New Legislation Popular Year-End Planning

NLRB Reaffirms D.R. Horton Decision Invalidating Arbitral Class Action Waivers

In a controversial decision that rejects the precedent of numerous federal and state courts, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reaffirmed its earlier decision in D.R. Horton, Inc., 357 NLRB No. 184 (2012). In...more

11/12/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB Employee Rights NLRA NLRB

Political Speech and Activity in the Workplace: The 2014 Midterms are Here

Election season can be a heated time. In many contexts, this can mean arguments with friends, family, and acquaintances. It can also mean added tension and disagreement in the workplace. In some cases, employers may seek...more

10/30/2014 - Employee Rights First Amendment NLRA NLRB Political Expression

Who's in Control Here? California's Supreme Court Establishes New Standards for Potential Franchisor Liability for Employee Tort...

On August 28, 2014, the Supreme Court of California, in Patterson v. Domino's Pizza, LLC, decided whether a franchisor was entitled to summary judgment on the plaintiff's claims that the franchisor was vicariously liable for...more

9/3/2014 - Dominos Employer Liability Issues Fast-Food Industry Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers McDonalds NLRB Vicarious Liability

NLRB General Counsel Announcement on Joint Employer Status for Franchisors Could Have Significant Implications

In a move that could have a dramatic impact on numerous businesses across the country, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin announced on July 29, 2014, that his office intends to name a parent...more

8/1/2014 - Employee Rights Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers NLRA NLRB

The Transformation of the Workplace Through Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation

In This Report: - Explanation And Scope Of This Preliminary Littler Report - Introduction - Workplace LAW Challenges And Solutions - A. Human Displacement - B. Union And Non-Union...more

2/14/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Business Torts Discovery Healthcare Internet of Things Robotics Unions Wage and Hour Workers' Compensation Defense Workplace Safety

Workplace Policy Institute – A Special Labor Day 2013 Report: Is Labor Poised For Rebirth?

In This Publication: - Introduction - New Face of the NLRB - Bargaining Unit Determination - Other precedent-changing Decisions - New NLRB Members - NLRB General counsel ...more

8/28/2013 - Ambush Election Rules Bargaining Units Independent Contractors NLRB Persuader Rules Social Media

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Union Trespassing Case in California

Labor unions recently won a victory over employers in California when the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the California Supreme Court's decision in Ralphs Grocery Co. v. UFCW. The California court had upheld two state...more

7/16/2013 - First Amendment Free Speech Judicial Review SCOTUS Trespass Unions

Workplace Policy Institute: Agencies Release Spring 2013 Regulatory Agendas; Final Persuader Rule Expected in November

Federal agencies have released their spring 2013 regulatory agendas outlining the rules they will likely propose or issue in final form during the next six-month period. While agencies often stray from their stated goals and...more

7/9/2013 - Companionship Exemptions Compliance Consultants DOL EBSA EEOC HHS IRS NLRB OFCCP OLMS OSHA Persuader Rules Right To Know Wage and Hour Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Workplace Policy Institute: Regulatory Agenda Update

On December 21, 2012, federal agencies released their long-awaited unified agendas and regulatory plans for 2012. Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, federal agencies are required to publish semi-annual lists of...more

1/7/2013 - Affirmative Action DOL EBSA EEOC NLRB OFCCP OSHA Regulatory Flexibility Act Wage and Hour

Workplace Policy Institute Client Alert: Falling Over the Fiscal Cliff

As the January 1, 2013, "fiscal cliff" deadline fast approaches, the Senate may be close to a compromise "solution" as we push midnight tonight. Whether a deal will emerge that can pass the House and be signed by the...more

1/2/2013 - Collective Bargaining DOL Fiscal Cliff Layoff Notices Sequestration Unemployment Insurance WARN Act

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