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2016: A year of discontent?

by Dentons on

2016 has been a turbulent year and it seems to be going out with a bang, in what some have dubbed a “winter of discontent”. According to recent BBC analysis, in the first 10 months of the year 218,300 working days were lost...more

Does the NLRA Protect Racist Insults by Picketing Workers?

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

A case currently under consideration in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals deserves watching. The case will determine whether the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects a picketing employee’s right to hurl racist...more

When and Where Can the "Line" Be Drawn? NLRB Considers When Off-Duty Employees May Picket a Hospital Employer

by Littler on

The National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) recently addressed hospital employers’ ability to prohibit picketing by off-duty employees on their own premises. Although the Board concluded that a hospital employer may...more

Canadian Employment News Series - October 2015

by DLA Piper on

When an employer carries on business during a strike or lockout, one of the difficult questions has been the status of employees who cross the picket line to work during the labour dispute. In a decision on July 22, 2015,...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

California Supreme Court Permits Picketing on Private Property

by Littler on

In a split decision, the California Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of two statutes that restrict state court injunctions against picketing by labor unions on private property. Ralphs Grocery Co. v. United Food...more

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