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NLRB Strikes Down “Negativity” Policy

Eighteen months ago, we reported on a slate of decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which struck down social media, confidentiality and other similar policies from non-union employee handbooks. Last week we…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action In Public Universities Again

On April 22, 2014, in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. (No. 12–682), the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan law that bans public colleges and universities, community colleges and school districts from…more

| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law,...

NLRB Judge Finds That College Football Players Are Employees Of Their...

Yesterday, an administrative judge at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that student athletes on Northwestern University’s football team who receive a scholarship are employees of the university and therefore…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law

E-Cigarettes Banned In Some California Workplaces

Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that emit vaporized doses of nicotine (or non-nicotine) that is inhaled. The vapor produced by e-cigarettes is smokeless and does not contain the amount of harmful chemicals…more

| Labor & Employment Law

San Francisco “Bans The Box” For Private Employers

As we first discussed here, “ban the box” state laws and local ordinances are picking up traction nationwide. Measures vary in scope and nature, but the typical policy bars employers from asking for criminal history information…more

| Labor & Employment Law

What The Delay In The ACA Employer Mandate Means For You

On Monday, the Obama Administration announced that for the second time in a year, employers with 50 or fewer employees will have extra time — until January 1, 2016 — before they are required to offer health insurance to almost…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

The NLRB Takes Another Stab At Quickie Elections

In 2011, the National Labor Relations Board issued a rule which would have allowed for so-called “quickie” union elections. Under current rules, the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election…more

| Labor & Employment Law

New Law Requires Certain Vendors to Expand Their Privacy Policies

A recent amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”) will require certain owners and operators of commercial websites and online service providers to change their posted privacy policies to…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer...

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