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Maryland Healthy Working Families Act: The DLLR Updates FAQs, Poster and Issues Model Policies

by Baker Donelson on

According to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s (DLLR) website, the Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance has received more than 2,000 emails from employers and employees with questions...more

MD DLLR Provides New Information on Healthy Working Families Act

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The DLLR recently issued new guidance concerning the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act for employers. The new guidance takes the form of sample policies and updated or new responses to the previously posted frequently...more

Supreme Court Again Rejects Sixth Circuit Finding of Lifetime Retiree Medical Benefits

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Three years ago, in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, the Supreme Court unanimously vacated a ruling by the SixthCircuit Court of Appeals that a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) vested retirees with lifetime medical...more

Working Wise: Recent Developments at the NLRB

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, we review recent transitions at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Trump, discuss four significant Board decisions issued in late 2017, and highlight what we should expect from the NLRB...more

New Jersey Legislature Considering Bill Prohibiting Waiver of Employees’ Rights Under Discrimination Laws

by Reed Smith on

The New Jersey Legislature is considering a bill with potentially far-reaching implications for employment contracts and agreements resolving discrimination, harassment or retaliation claims. Bill S121/A1241 precludes the...more

The Supreme Court Says Goodbye to the Yard-Man Inference Again and Reaffirms Ordinary Principles of Contract Law Apply When...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Disputes over lifetime retiree health benefits for union retirees may become a memory of the past. For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court confirms that collective bargaining agreements must...more

SAG-AFTRA Takes On Sexual Harassment

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In response to the numerous allegations of pervasive sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, SAG-AFTRA, the union representing performers, recently adopted a “Code of Conduct” for handling sexual harassment claims...more

New Legislation for Local Staff of Diplomatic and Consular Missions in Belgium

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As of 15 February 2018, a multitude of new rules apply to “local staff” of diplomatic and consular missions in Belgium, including permanent missions and representations to international organizations having their seat in...more

Supreme Court Reaffirms Rejection of Inferences in Retiree Health Benefit Dispute

by Miller Canfield on

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision holding that that former employees of CNH Industrial N.V. were entitled to lifetime, vested healthcare benefits. The opinion, issued yesterday,...more

Put It in the CBA: Supreme Court Once Again Finds Retiree Health Benefits Are Not Vested

On February 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States tackled another controversy from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding whether retiree medical benefits enjoyed by individuals who retired while a collective...more

General Counsel Dishes Up Advice on 43 Charges, Including Google’s Decision to Terminate an Employee for Harassment and a Union’s...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In some early spring cleaning, last week the NLRB’s Office of General Counsel released 43 memos authored by its Division of Advice meant to provide guidance to regional offices on pending charges. Here are...more

Tackett Redux: Ordinary Principles of Contract Interpretation Mean No Inference of Vesting

In an opinion released yesterday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed that collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) must be interpreted according to “ordinary principles of contract law.” CNH Industrial N.V. v. Reese, No. 17-515,...more

Supreme Court Overrules Sixth Circuit (Again) In Class Action Dispute Over Retiree Medical Benefits

by BakerHostetler on

Is Yard-Man really dead this time? This issue should never have arisen, the Supreme Court should not have had to address it in 2015, and it shouldn’t have required Supreme Court attention a second time just three years...more

The Supreme Court - February 20, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

CNH Industrial N. V. v. Reese, No. 17-515: Based upon its decision in International Union, United Auto, Aerospace, & Agricultural Implement Workers of Am. V. Yard-Man, Inc., 716 F.2d 1476 (6th Cir. 1983), the Sixth Circuit...more

Exemption, Not Pre-Emption: California Federal Court Clarifies Meal And Rest Break Rules May Be Exempt From Labor Code Enforcement...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In a recent decision, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the United States District Court for the Central District of California clarified an available avenue for employers with collective bargaining agreements (“CBAs”) to combat...more

Germany’s 2018 Coalition Deal – Significant Changes for Employers on the Horizon

After months of exhausting, on-off negotiations with changing negotiation partners at the table, on February 7, 2018, Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) and the center-left Social Democratic...more

Court Precludes Parallel Cause of Action Where CEPA Violations Are Plead

On January 30, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted Defendant Public Service Electric & Gas Co.’s motion to dismiss a New Jersey common law wrongful termination claim in a whistleblower...more

The National Labor Relations Board 2017 Year In Review – An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law

For employers, 2017 brought some long awaited relief and hope that return to normalcy in labor law is on the way. Admittedly, the wait for employers turned out to be a little longer than expected. The National Labor Relations...more

Employment Law Letter - Winter 2018

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

2017 was not a good year for the University of Connecticut Health Center when it comes to labor and employment litigation. First the state Supreme Court upheld the decision of a labor arbitrator reinstating an employee who...more

NLRB Reverses Course, Permits Employer Unilateral Changes

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The National Labor Relations Board has restored the right of unionized employers to implement changes that are consistent with past practice (as long as the change does not materially vary in kind or degree from past...more

Be Global: On the Horizon in 2018

by DLA Piper on

In December's Be Global we looked back at 2017, highlighting developments in data privacy, employment status, working time, global mobility, gender equality, anti-corruption and whistleblowing, and pensions as well as looking...more

New NLRB Decisions Favor Employers

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

With the change to a Republican President and the appointment of new NLRB members, the expectation that more pro-employer decisions will be issued has begun. Several NLRB decisions have re-established prior labor law...more

Construction Industry Double-Breasting: Recent Developments And Lessons Learned

Here is an update to our prior client alert titled, "Construction Industry Double-Breasting: Recent Trends and Best Practices," which now includes additional information about a recent court decision impacting employers in...more

Second Circuit Affirms Court’s Confirmation Of Multiple Arbitration Awards

by Carlton Fields on

This matter involved appeals by appellant Best Made Floors Inc. (“Best Made”) from a December 22, 2016 corrected judgment of a district court confirming two arbitration awards in favor of appellees, and from the district...more

The NLRB Rings in the New Year by Unringing a Few Bells

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Over the last month, we have seen a number of significant restorations of status quo antes. These have come in the form of reverting to earlier precedent, regulations, or guidance. Without further ado, we present some of the...more

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