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February 2017: The 12 Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

The world of labor and employment law is always evolving at a rapid pace, leading us to summarize a few of the most significant cases from the previous month. February 2017 was another month that saw dramatic developments,...more

Retired Teacher Awarded Post-Retirement Benefits For Same-Sex Spouse

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

In Re: Souderton Area Education Association and Souderton Area School District, Arbitration Award of August 7, 2016 (Arbitrator Joan Parker). Under Pennsylvania law a teacher was not able to legally marry her same-sex spouse...more

California Employer Compliance 2017

by Lewitt Hackman on

There have been significant changes to state and federal laws in 2016 affecting employers of all sizes and in many industries. We'd like to help our clients stay apprised of some of the more critical changes by reminding all...more

Beauty School (Arbitration) Dropout: Ninth Circuit Bars Belated Attempt to Arbitrate

Defendants who try their hands at litigation on the merits and seek arbitration only after things don’t go their way, risk losing the right to arbitrate—as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made clear in the recent case of...more

"Employment Flash - October 2016"

Spotlight on Whistleblower Protections - On October 24, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a “risk alert” regarding SEC registrants’ compliance with Rule 21 F-17, which implements Section 21F of...more

Arbitration Award Reinstating Teacher Charged With “Grooming” of Student Reversed by Court

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Cornwall – Lebanon School District v. Cornwall – Lebanon Education Association, Court of Common Pleas of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania No. 2015-01556 (April 21, 2016). Common Pleas Court vacates Arbitrator’s award reinstating...more

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Educational Employers Are Not Required to Arbitrate “Do Not Hire” Designation

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

When the Chicago Board of Education refused to arbitrate grievances concerning its “do not hire” policy, it did not violate the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act according to the Illinois Supreme Court. This case...more

Failure To Disclose Tax Returns Results In Rescission Of Back Pay Award

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

In the Matter of Arbitration between Hollidaysburg School District and AFSCME Council 83 (June 30, 2015). Arbitrator rescinds back pay award after Grievant refuses to turn over tax records to verify that she did not receive...more

CFPB Hot Topics for 2015

by Baker Donelson on

Despite rumblings from the new Congress about reining in the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Bureau has indicated a packed agenda for 2015. Following an aggressive push in 2014, the attention of the CFPB...more

Last Best Offer Teacher Arbitration Hearings Can Take Place In Private, Says the Connecticut Supreme Court

In Connecticut, employees who engage in public sector collective bargaining with a board of education employer, fall into two categories: (1) those covered by the Teacher Negotiation Act (“TNA”), i.e., teachers and...more

Executive Labor Summary - November/December 2014

NEWS & ANALYSIS - NLRB changes longstanding rule for deferral to arbitration awards - The National Labor Relations Board has had a busy December with four major new developments. We have already reported on two of the...more

Employment Law - June 2014

California Supreme Court Strikes Down $15 Million Employee Class Action Win and Orders Decertification in Duran V. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n - Why it matters: On May 29, 2014, the California Supreme Court unanimously...more

Positive Impact of the Recent 3020-a Amendments on a School District’s Ability to Manage Tenured Teachers

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Although no one would argue that the process for removal of a tenured teacher pursuant to §3020-a of the Education Law of New York is optimal, the amendments to the this statutory provision that apply to all charges against...more

Bridgeport Board of Education v. NAEG, Local RI-200: What is the Appropriate Punishment for Actual and Perceived Threats in the...

We have all been emotionally touched by the tragedies in Columbine and Sandy Hook, not to mention workplace shootings such as those at Hartford Distributors and the Connecticut Lottery. In that context, employers (and...more

NYU Agrees To Recognize Graduate Student Organizing Rights

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As we reported last year, the fight over graduate student organizing rights has taken yet another tumultuous turn at the National Labor Relations Board. The Board has changed its position twice in recent years on the issue of...more

Recent Alberta Court of Queen's Bench Decision Finds that Grievance Process Communications are Privileged

by Field Law on

A grievance process is designed to promptly resolve workplace disputes by encouraging a frank and open dialogue between the parties. Accordingly, Arbitrators have long held that communications exchanged in the grievance...more

Arbitrator’s Decision Reinstating Paraprofessional Accorded Significant Deference By Illinois Supreme Court

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In Griggsville-Perry Community Unit School District No. 4 v. Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Supreme Court recently reaffirmed the significant deference given to arbitration awards arising out of...more

Education Update, No. 1, January 2013: Employment Contracts – Who Needs Them And What Needs To Be In Them?

by Fisher Phillips on

As indicated in the companion article written by Candice Pinares-Baez, January begins the hiring season for most schools. Job fairs, conferences, and recruiting are in full force. It is also the time to take a look at your...more

Discrimination Law Survey Results Live Discussion

by Rachel Hamilton on

Join us for a live Twitter Chat when we discuss this survey and much more on 11/10/2010 at 1pm and 7pm. We will have our very own Kenneth Horton Co-moderate with Stephanie R.Thomas Ph.D for our 1pm lunch time live chat. At...more

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