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Cozen O'Connor

Seventh Circuit Strikes Municipal Right-To-Work Law, Splitting with the Sixth Circuit

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On September 28, 2018, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a ruling striking down a right-to-work ordinance passed by the village of Lincolnshire, Ill., holding that the National Labor Relations Act does not grant local governments...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Local Government Units Cannot Adopt Right-to-Work Ordinances

Section 14(b) of the National Labor Relations Act specifically authorizes state governments to adopt right-to-work statutes that prohibit compulsory union membership as a condition of employment. Two weeks ago, the Seventh...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

Village Of Lincolnshire’s Right-To-Work Zone Struck Down By 7th Circuit

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Last week, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin) held that Section 14(b) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) does not permit local governments to create local “right-to-work” zones...more

Fisher Phillips

Web Exclusive: August 2018: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

LeClairRyan

Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Fall 2018

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On July 31, 2018, after years of debate and attempts at compromise, the Massachusetts legislature finally passed a bill that will fundamentally alter the use of noncompete agree-ments in the Commonwealth. The bill was signed...more

Fisher Phillips

Labor Scores a Win as Missouri Voters Block Right-To-Work Law

by Fisher Phillips on

The “right-to-work” movement has been on a roll of late, as an increasing number of states (especially in the Midwest) have adopted laws putting such provisions on the books. Right-to-work laws generally make it unlawful to...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Beltway Buzz - August, 2018 #2

ALJs A-OK at NLRB. In a June 2018 case called Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative law judges (ALJs) were not...more

Stinson Leonard Street

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

Robinson+Cole Manufacturing Law Blog

A Tale of Two Trends

James Madison groupies rejoice! All others can share my confusion. Called the “Father of the Constitution,” scholars credit Mr. Madison for his significant role in the fundamental design of the United States Constitution,...more

Fisher Phillips

Missouri Voters Block Right-To-Work Law

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In a sweeping victory for labor unions, Missouri voters overwhelmingly rejected a right-to-work law which sought to ban unions from requiring union fees as a condition of employment in Missouri. By capturing 67% of August 7th...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Missourians Reject Right-To-Work

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Missouri voters have rejected right-to-work. Senate Bill 19, which would have made Missouri the nation’s 28th right-to-work state, was passed by the Missouri legislature on February 2, 2017, and signed into law by...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Right-To-Work In Missouri? Voters Say “No” After Legislature Says “Yes”

Right to work goes down in defeat. In a victory for organized labor, Missouri voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected (more than 2-to-1) the state’s right-to-work law, which was passed by the legislature and signed by the...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

The Weekly Round-Up: Asylum Claims Based on Gang and Domestic Violence Rejected at Border and Microsoft Threatens to Move...

by Norris McLaughlin, P.A. on

White House instructs border officers to reject all asylum claims based upon gang or domestic violence. The Trump Administration will start instructing all officers reviewing asylum and refugee applications – including those...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Union (In)Security: SCOTUS Prohibits Public Sector Union Security and Missouri May Tip The Private Sector Scales

The decades-long battle over union security faces two important pivot points during the summer of 2018. On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States handed unions a major defeat in the season’s first major fight. ...more

Benesch

Boeing Vote Shines Bright Light on Micro-Unit Issue

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On Thursday, May 31, 2018, 104 of 170 eligible employees at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina plant voted in favor of union representation by the International Association of Machinists union (“IAM”). This IAM victory...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Missouri’s Right-to-Work Bill: Not as Soon as the Legislature Intended but Perhaps Sooner Than the Unions Want

In February of 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed Senate Bill 19, which was intended to make Missouri the 28th right-to-work state in the United States. Senate Bill 19 was scheduled to take effect on August 28,...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Executive Labor Summary - January / February 2018

NEWS & ANALYSIS- NLRB’s Emanuel under fire, and “joint employment” standard is in doubt. After a brief window of time in late 2017 when Republican Members outnumbered Democratic Members on the National Labor Relations Board,...more

Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

Colorado General Assembly To Consider Immigration, Paid FMLA, and Other Employment Bills

The Colorado General Assembly convened on January 10, 2018 for its regular session. Between now and its scheduled May 9, 2018 adjournment date, the House and Senate will consider numerous employment-related bills. Although...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Kentucky’s Right-To-Work Law Survives Challenge

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Kentucky’s right-to-work law has survived a challenge by the AFL-CIO and Teamsters union. The Kentucky legislation passed in the first week of the 2017 legislative session, making the Bluegrass State the 27th to adopt...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Union Membership Plummets In Most Right-To-Work States

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As anticipated, the nationwide trend of enacting “right-to-work” (RTW) legislation has continued to grow – in the past few years alone, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Kentucky have joined the growing list of...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Missouri To Vote On State’s Right-To-Work Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

When Missouri Republican Governor Eric Greitens signed “right-to-work” legislation into law on February 6, 2017, the Show-Me State was on the way to becoming the 28th state to prohibit unions and employers from requiring any...more

Littler

WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Trade Jostling Bills for Jingle Bells

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With the holidays in full swing, state legislators across the country are enjoying a bit of a lull. December traditionally marks the calm before the storm, as most legislatures are out of session and will reconvene in...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Will Missourians Finally Have the “Right to Work”?

On February 6, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed Senate Bill 19, which was designed to make Missouri the country’s 28th right-to-work state, effective August 28, 2017. Unions, fearing significant revenue losses,...more

Dentons

Legal issues for those running UK construction businesses - (Planning, Health and Safety, Regulatory, House Building and...

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Welcome to our round-up of legal issues relevant to UK construction businesses. The summaries below contain updates and links to recent articles from colleagues specialising in planning, health and safety, regulatory or...more

Fisher Phillips

Could Labor Law Waivers Foster Legislative Change And Spur The Gig Economy?

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It is no secret that labor laws have been unable to keep pace with the changing economy. Recently, however, it appears the effort to spur change has been resuscitated, as proposals come in from the left (former SIEU head...more

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