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Missouri Voters Reject Right-to-Work

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On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, voters in Missouri’s primary election largely voted against becoming the 28th state in the country to adopt a right-to-work initiative. Officially known as Proposition A, the ballot asked voters if...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The State Of Union Funding - California And The Ninth Circuit Show How States Might Try To Mitigate The Effect of Janus

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Labor friendly states will likely be looking for opportunities to lessen the financial blow of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Interpipe Contracting v. Becerra just...more

Littler

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Executive Order Increasing Minimum Wage for Construction Workers in Government-Funded Construction...

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On July 30, 2018, the governor of Puerto Rico signed Executive Order No. 2018-033, increasing the minimum wage for construction workers, enforcing laws requiring use of locally produced cement, and requiring the use of...more

Hogan Lovells

Derivative misconduct

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Even if you don’t know the wrongdoers, you can still dismiss…but do it the right way! This is all but related to a difficult concept of "derivative misconduct"...more

Hogan Lovells

ConCourt assigns sole employer role to clients of TES

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The Constitutional Court has taken a huge leap towards protection of the Temporary Employment Services (TES) employees (TES – commonly referred to as labour brokers) in the case of Assign Services (Pty) Limited v National...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

DOL Rescinds Its Persuader Rule

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On July 17, 2018, the DOL rescinded its 2016 “persuader rule” — a controversial reinterpretation of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) that would have required employers and their consultants...more

Holland & Knight LLP

What President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's Election Means to Business in Mexico - An Outlook for Several Key Sectors, Including...

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• Mexico recently voted for a new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the biggest – and likely the most important – election in the country's history, electing the first left-wing candidate in Mexico. • While it is...more

Littler

A Closer Look at Trump's Latest SCOTUS Nominee: Brett Kavanaugh

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On July 9, 2018, President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to potentially fill the impending U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, which takes effect on July 31, 2018. Judge...more

Fisher Phillips

Lessons Learned from Union Corporate Campaign Against Tesla Using Worker Safety - Part I of II.

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Employers rarely realize how devastatingly Unions and other third parties can use Safety to attack a Company’s reputation – and by Unions failure to not more regularly use Safety as a club. I prefer to use the risk of...more

Fisher Phillips

Do Unions Have A Place In The Gig Economy?

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When considering the place of unions in the gig economy, many jump to the conclusion that the National Labor Relations Act does not apply because gig workers are usually independent contractors. While it is true that the NLRA...more

Fisher Phillips

New Government Report On Gig Economy Size Raises More Questions Than It Answers

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Headlines from mainstream news outlets are reporting that today’s Labor Department report on Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements shows that the gig economy is shrinking. “The gig economy is actually smaller...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

California Superior Court Judge Orders Department of Public Health to Make Names and Personal Home Addresses of Approximately...

A California Superior Court judge recently issued an order granting the Service Employees International Union’s (“SEIU”) petition for writ of mandate under the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) and ordered the California...more

Hogan Lovells

Change is as good as… the 2017 LRA Amendments

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To address violence and prolonged strikes in the context of Constitutional rights and to find ways of strengthening and promoting collective bargaining in South Africa, the Labour Relations Amendment Bill, 2017 (the Bill)...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Direct Communication to Employees of Status of Negotiations Is Not An Unfair Labor Practice

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Erie County Technical School v. Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, 1818 C.D. 2016 (2017) (Commonwealth Court concluded that an employer’s direct communication with its employees concerning the status of ongoing negotiations...more

Franczek Radelet P.C.

With Senate Confirmation of NLRB Member John Ring, NLRB Shifts to Republican Majority

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Yesterday, the Senate, voting along party lines 50 to 48, confirmed John Ring as a member of the National Labor Relations Board. With Ring’s confirmation, the five-member NLRB is now fully staffed with a 3-2 Republican...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

John Ring Expected To Be Confirmed To NLRB This Week

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

According to an April 9, 2018, press release by the office of United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), John Ring, a management labor attorney, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week to serve as a member...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Victory’s Motion Is Not A “SLAPP” Dunk: Petition Gathers Are Trespassing When Seeking Signatures In Front Of Store Entrances

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Synopsis: Ralphs Grocery v. Victory Consultants, 17 Cal. App. 5th 245 (2017), gives some solace to private property store owners. The Silver lining of the Victory Consultants grocery store decision—petitioners and signature...more

Fisher Phillips

What A Government Shutdown Would Mean For Employers

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If Congress cannot approve a budget by this Friday at midnight, the federal government will shut down. What will this mean for employers across the country? A look back at the most recent government shutdown will provide...more

Cozen O'Connor

I-24 – Thankful for Volume 1, 2017, and Relationships

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“It’s the Relationships, Stupid.” This final episode of 2017 looks back at the topics and guests from volume 1 of the podcast, and somehow ties former President Bill Clinton to today’s operative premise in employer/employee...more

Field Law

Field Law Post-Secondary Summit Recap

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Field Law held its second Post-Secondary Summit on November 30, 2017 in Calgary. Brief summaries of the presentations given at the Summit are provided below...more

Hogan Lovells

Update on Bills tabled in Parliament

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There has been much news coverage about the following Bills that were tabled in Parliament on Friday, 24 November 2017: Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill - The Bill seeks to amend the BCEA and to substitute...more

Proskauer - Labor Relations

NLRB Gains a New General Counsel With Senate Confirmation of Peter B. Robb

by Proskauer - Labor Relations on

By a vote of 49 to 46, the U.S. Senate confirmed Peter B. Robb as the General Counsel of the NLRB. Mr. Robb, who replaces former General Counsel Richard Griffin, is the 33rd person to hold the position since the NLRA was...more

Faegre Baker Daniels

Full House at the NLRB: Fifth Member Confirmed by Senate

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William Emanuel, the second of President Donald Trump’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in as the newest member of the NLRB. Emanuel’s confirmation...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

NLRB Rounding Into Shape

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Seyfarth Synopsis: After this week’s Senate confirmation, William J. Emanuel becomes the fifth member on the National Labor Relations Board and creates a 3-2 Republican majority. But employers must still play the waiting game...more

Proskauer - Labor Relations

Senate Confirms Appointment of William J. Emanuel to NLRB; Board Has Full Complement,- For Now

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In a 49-47 vote today, the Senate confirmed William J. Emanuel’s appointment to the NLRB. Once Mr. Emanuel is sworn in, it will be first time since 2015 that the NLRB has had a full five members. Before 2015, years of...more

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