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New York Assembly Passes Bill Limiting Contractors’ Use Of Arbitration Provisions

On May 5, 2014, the New York Assembly passed a bill limiting the use of arbitration provisions for employment claims by businesses that contract with New York State. The bill would prohibit New York state agencies from...more

NLRB 2013 Year in Review and 2014 Initiatives

Key labor law developments of 2013 are reviewed here for employers to consider as they look ahead to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) developments in 2014. Employers should prepare to respond to the NLRB's continued...more

Senate Confirms Three National Mediation Board Nominees

Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed a three-member slate of National Mediation Board (NMB) nominees, giving the NMB a full complement of members for the first time in over a year....more

Contributions To Arbitrator’s Judicial Campaign Are Not Enough To Establish “Evident Partiality”

The Third Circuit refused to vacate an arbitrator’s award, despite allegations that she failed to disclose contributions the defendant’s parent company had made to her judicial campaign and failed to disclose that she...more

NLRB Decisions To Fall Like Dominos?

As you may have heard, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals recently sent shockwaves through the labor relations world by holding that President Obama's "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board...more

Reducing the burden on business – changes to employment law in the UK? By Matthew Howse and Emma Damiral

Introduction - The UK labour market is one of the least regulated labour markets among developed countries, with only the US and Canada having lighter overall regulation. Nevertheless, the UK government is concerned to do...more

Airline Management Newsletter -- August 8, 2012

In This Issue: Court Blocks Election at American Airlines; NMB Clarifies Run-Off Election Rule; Pilot Required to Arbitrate FMLA Claims; Airline Did Not Regard Employee as Disabled under the ADA; and Recent NMB Results -...more

Pennsylvania Legislature Restores Jurisdiction of Act 47 over Interest Arbitration Awards

Governor Corbett last week signed SB 1321, which requires that Act 111 interest arbitration awards comply with a municipality’s Financial Recovery Plan under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47). The law becomes...more

Airline Industry Legal Alert: NMB Clarifies Run-off Election Rule

The National Mediation Board (NMB) has published a revision to its previously issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) clarifying that it will authorize a run-off election only in elections where three or more options...more

Airline Industry Legal Alert: NMB Announces Public Hearing on Proposed Rule Implementing RLA Amendments Which May Eliminate...

Executive Summary: On May 22, the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that it will hold a public hearing on June 19, 2012, and invited interested persons to share their views on its proposed rule changes relating to the...more

Legal Alert: FAA Reauthorization Act Amends RLA Election Procedures

Executive Summary: On February 14, 2012, President Obama signed the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act (the "Act") into law. The last long-term FAA funding act expired in September 2007. In addition to the...more

NLRB Update: Presidential Appointments Ignite Controversy

President Barack Obama’s controversial appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) have sparked a constitutional firestorm and subsequent legal battle that could potentially alter the makeup of the labor...more

Airline Legal Alert: NMB Maintains Prohibition Against Use of "Hyperlinks" To Voting Website

As reported in a previous Alert, in July 2009 the National Mediation Board (NMB) announced that it was soliciting comments on whether it should permit the use of electronic "hyperlinks" to the website where employees may cast...more

Airline Legal Alert: NMB Rules Under Union Siege

In a blatant effort to take advantage of a change in the membership of the National Mediation Board (NMB), unions have petitioned the NMB to alter its longstanding procedures on how representation elections are...more

Airline Management Newsletter - August 20, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Ford & Harrison Partner and F&H Solutions Group President to Serve as Advisors to Dunlop II Committee *Court finds USAPA Breached Duty of Fair Representation to Former America West Pilots *Fiduciaries...more

EFCA Deal May Clear Way for Action in September

Efforts to pass the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") have been stalled while Senate Democrats work to obtain the necessary 60 votes for cloture and bring the matter to the Senate floor. The proposed law would amend the...more

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