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Right to Strike Right to Picket

Employment News - February 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Springing into action – start date for Trade Union Act - The Trade Union Act 2016 will come into force on 1 March 2017. The new rules apply to any industrial action for which the ballot opens (by sending out voting...more

Trade Union Bill Published

by Reed Smith on

On 15 July 2015, the Government published a draft Trade Union Bill which sets out changes to tighten the law on industrial action. What is the current position? There is no general right to take industrial action...more

Court of Appeals Holds That Student Safety Concerns Outweighed Teachers’ Picketing Rights

On May 6, 2014, in Santer v. Board of Education of East Meadow Union Free School District, the New York Court of Appeals held that a school district did not violate the First Amendment by disciplining teachers who...more

Ohio's Highest Court Holds Unions Are Not Required to Give Public Employers Advance Notice of Informational Picketing

by BakerHostetler on

On October 23, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled, in Mahoning Education Association of Developmental Disabilities v. State Employment Relations Board, that unions are not required to provide public sector employers ten-day...more

California High Court Issues Important Ruling on Labor Speech Rights of Unions on Private Property

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Ralphs Grocery Company v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 8. Although the ruling resolved a long-standing dispute between a supermarket owner and the...more

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