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NLRB Affirms that FedEx Delivery Drivers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, and Entitled to Unionize

October 21, 2014 by

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that FedEx’s home delivery drivers are employees who have the right to join a union, and not independent contractors as FedEx has long contended.  This decision comes… Read More

California Adopts New Employment Law Mandating Paid Sick Leave for All Employees

September 22, 2014 by

On August 30, 2014, the California State Legislature passed legislation, AB 1522, that benefits all employees in the state by requiring that employers provide their employees with at least three (3) paid sick leave days… Read More

Reception and Viewing of “The Art & Science of Labor Arbitration”

August 6, 2014 by

You are invited to a reception and viewing of “THE ART & SCIENCE OF LABOR ARBITRATION” on October 2, 2014. This reception is an opportunity for arbitrators and advocates to get together and view this… Read More

DOL Proposes Expansion of FMLA Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

June 25, 2014 by

The U.S. Department of Labor this month proposed new Family Medical Leave Act regulations modifying the definition of “spouse” to include same-sex spouses. The current regulations define “spouse” based on employee’s home-state definition of “spouse.”… Read More

2013 California Legislative Round-Up

November 1, 2013 by

Contributors:  Peter McEntee, Susan Garea, Vishtasp Soroushian, Adrian Barnes, Christopher Hammer, Dalisai Nisperos and Kate Hegé.   Edited by Teague Paterson. As has become a ritual in recent years, Governor Brown signed a large number of… Read More

Dale Brodsky Appointed to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council 5-6-2013

May 8, 2013 by

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that Dale Brodsky, 62, of Orinda, has been appointed to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council.  Brodsky is a partner at Beeson Tayer and Bodine,… Read More

BTB Announces New Partners and Associate Attorneys

February 14, 2013 by

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine announces the elevation of two attorneys to Partner: David Weintraub Sarah Sandford-Smith January 2013 ~~~~~~~~~~ In addition, we are pleased that three new Associates have joined our firm: Adrian Barnes (Oakland)… Read More

Arbitration Round-Up

October 13, 2011 by

Here is a sample of recent arbitration cases handled by Beeson, Tayer & Bodine. Discharge/“Stealing Time” – Teamsters 386 and Foster Farms: Arbitrator David Nevins reinstated with back pay a Union steward and long-time employee… Read More

Board Upholds Employee Right to Wear T-Shirts Criticizing Employer


Frustrated over the progress of contract negotiations with AT&T, the Communication Workers of America created “prisoner” T-shirts worn by members, including technicians who respond to customer service calls. The word “INMATE #” was written on… Read More

Courts Order Release of Public Employee Retirement Information


In three cases this year, California Courts of Appeal have ruled the California Public Records Act (CPRA) requires county employee retirement systems to disclose pension recipient names and the benefits amount received by retirees. Each… Read More