News & Analysis as of

Unionized Employers: Review the Wage Provisions in Your Collective Bargaining Agreements

Employers face many headaches in a unionized workplace, but one supposed benefit of a union is that it streamlines procedures across large groups of employees. The employer can look to the collective bargaining agreement to...more

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling on ‘Changing Clothes’ and Compensation under FLSA

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that U.S. Steel was not required to compensate its employees for time spent donning and doffing protective gear. The Court reasoned that the collective bargaining agreement between U.S....more

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Luxembourg

Legislation - Law Against the Employment of Illegal Aliens Passed - On December 21, 2012, the Luxembourg Parliament enacted a law against the employment of individuals illegally present in Luxembourg....more

California Court of Appeal: rest periods must be separately compensated for employees paid on a piece rate

Continuing the trend established by Downtown LA Motors, where employees paid on a piece rate were required to be paid at least the minimum wage for hours spent waiting to perform work, the California Court of Appeals in...more

San Jose Minimum Wage is Now $10.00 Per Hour

On November 6, 2012, the City of San Jose approved a Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) that became effective on March 11, 2013. Under the MWO, the minimum wage for “covered employees” working within the city limits of San Jose...more

Employment And Labor Law Alert - It's Official: Michigan's "Right-To-Work" Law Takes Effect

On March 28, 2013, Michigan's "right-to-work" law, the Workplace Fairness and Equity Act, went into effect. The law prohibits any requirement that an employee pay union dues or join a union as a condition of employment. The...more

Under FLSA Section 203(o) Does the Term "Changing Clothes" Include the Time a Manufacturing Employee Spends Putting On and Taking...

For minimum wage and over-time purposes, Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that "hours worked" does not include time spent "changing clothes" if that time is excluded from working time by the...more

Board Majority Holds Perpetual Wage Increases Post-Contract Expiration

In NLRB Decision Finley Hospital, a National Labor Relations Board (Board) majority (Members Pearce and Block) held, over the strong dissent of Board Member Brian Hayes, that a 3 percent annual pay increase for nurses...more

Court Grants Summary Judgment Against Coca-Cola In Breach Of Collective Bargaining Agreement Claim By United Steel Workers

In Local Union 2-2000 United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Service Workers International Union v. Coca-Cola Refreshments U.S.A. Inc. (W.D. Mich. Nov. 21, 2012), the...more

Contract Language Requires Continued Wage Increases Even After Expiration, rules divided NLRB

The process of collective bargaining is filled with nuance and sublety. Unlike other business negotiations, there is often a dance that takes place as the parties attempt to reach an agreement. Given the Act’s mandate that...more

Court Sends Collective Action to the Showers on Wage Claim for Time Spent Changing Clothes and Blows the Whistle on the “Clock”...

In Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. the Seventh Circuit considered claims brought by 800 former and current unionized hourly workers at U.S. Steel’s Gary, Indiana steel works facility under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

11 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1