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Is the path to Unionized Gig Workers Paved through Credit Card Gratuities?

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This mantra holds true for California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. In February 2017, Gonzalez Fletcher introduced Assembly Bill 1099 – appropriately named for the IRS...more

Disclosure Danger: Employers Still Stuck With NLRB’s Witness Statement Disclosure Standard

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected the chance yesterday to revive long-held precedent which for many years had protected employer witness statements from disclosure to unions before an arbitration...more

April 2017: The 13 Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, the last few months have seen an unprecedented number of changes. April 2017 was another month...more

Lewis v. Clarke And The Failed Expedition To Secure Tribal Rights: SCOTUS Rules Against Tribal Employee Immunity

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled yesterday that tribal sovereign immunity does not apply to employees who are sued in their individual capacities, even if the alleged wrongdoing occurs while the employee is acting...more

Is There A Women’s March On Employers? What Employers Need To Know About The ‘Day Without A Woman’ Protests

After the Women’s March on Washington earlier this year, organizers have now called for a worldwide protest to take place this Wednesday, March 8 – fittingly to take place on International Women’s Day, a day historically...more

There (Doesn’t) Go the Neighborhood - Why California Employers Don’t Have To Be 420 Friendly After The Legalization Of...

November 8, 2016 marked an election that will go down in history. On the radar of most California employers is the passage of Proposition 64, which legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years of age and...more

Etsy Gets Crafty with 3 New Ways to Protect Gig Economy Workers

Etsy, the online marketplace, has been a large player in the gig economy for the past 11 years. It currently hosts over 1.4 million sellers offering products like art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, beauty products,...more

An Offer They Can Refuse: SCOTUS Takes Some Power Away From Offers For Complete Relief

Today, the Supreme Court limited employers’ ability to proactively and inexpensively end class action litigation before it takes off. In a 6 to 3 decision, the Court held that a defendant making a complete offer of relief to...more

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