An administrative law judge (ALJ) for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has found that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by refusing to bargain with a union unless the union agreed that any...more
Business owners and managers, elected public officials and administrators, and even sports teams' owners and general managers usually have more to lose than to gain by negotiating their organizations' union contracts....more
The Ninth Circuit recently held that an employer who failed to pay $170,045 in withdrawal liability could discharge the liability in bankruptcy. Carpenters Pension Trust Fund v. Moxley, No. 11-16133 (9th Cir. August 20,...more
A new ruling may make it more difficult for a unionized employer operating in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to use arbitration agreements to avoid fighting a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit in the federal...more
On June 26, 2013, New York City joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring employers to give workers paid sick time.
Originally Published in Law360 - July 9, 2013....more
Patriot Coal became the third major debtor in the last year to modify benefits or reject a CBA under sections 1113 and 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code....more