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Trump NLRB Destroys Historic Protections for Workers Engaged in Union Activities

August 31, 2020 by

It can be discouraging keeping track of the Trump NLRB’s rollback of worker rights, but it’s important for unions and their members to keep abreast of the shifting legal landscape. One recent setback alters the… Read More

California Supreme Court Clarifies Application of California Wage Rules to Employees Working in More Than One State

July 8, 2020 by

In companion cases involving application of the California labor code to the airline industry, the California Supreme Court has clarified how two important sections of the Labor Code apply to employees who perform work both… Read More

Trump NLRB Disenfranchises Voters Who Aren’t Careful

May 14, 2020 by

Employees casting their ballots in an NLRB election have a simple choice: Place an “x” in the YES box, or place an “x” in the NO box. Unfortunately, all too often, a voter places marks… Read More

NLRB Issues New Rule Gutting Historic Blocking-Charge Policy and Inviting Attacks on Voluntary Recognition Bargaining Relationships

April 8, 2020 by

The NLRB has issued a new rule that makes significant changes in the legal landscape for unions pursuing recognition both through the NLRB election process and via voluntary recognition. The new rule effectively guts the… Read More

Trump Labor Board Gives Employers End-of-Year Gifts

February 6, 2020 by

In a series of decisions issued in December, the Trump-appointed majority on the NLRB reversed several important Obama Board decisions favoring unions and workers. In addition to the decision to allow employers to unilaterally cease… Read More

Dues Checkoff Authorizations Once Again Suspended Upon Contract Expiration

December 20, 2019 by

The Trump Board has rolled back one more union gain from the Obama Board. After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to enforce the NLRB’s old, but unexplained, rule that employers are not required… Read More

Resignation in Lieu of Termination Disqualifies Public Employee from PERS Disability Retirement Benefits

April 17, 2019 by

Ordinarily a public-sector employee who is terminated for cause loses the right to claim PERS disability retirement benefits. But how does this standard apply to an employee who is initially terminated for alleged cause, but… Read More

Drivers Making In-State Delivery of Out-of-State Goods Protected from Mandatory Arbitration of California Wage Claims

April 10, 2019 by

California labor law has a number of worker-friendly provisions that offer better protection to workers than federal minimum standards. California’s requirements that employees be paid daily overtime pay after eight hours and that employees receive… Read More

PERB Rules Employees Entitled to Reasonable Paid Released Time to Prepare for Negotiations

April 3, 2019 by

Most of California’s public sector labor relations statutes require employers to grant employees reasonable released time to participate in the meet and confer process. In 1978, PERB issued a decision that noted – as an… Read More

Governor Signs Trio of New Anti-Harassment Laws

October 24, 2018 by

Governor Brown on September 30 signed three new bills addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. Significant features of the three bills, all of which are effective January 1, 2019, include the following.New Training: SB 1343… Read More