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Is Accommodation Required for Association with a Disabled Person?

September 28, 2016 by

An employer may be liable under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for firing an employee because of the employee’s association with a person who is disabled or perceived to be disabled, according the… Read More

With Passionate Dissenters, CA Supreme Court Leaves Intact Teacher Due Process Laws and Rejects Constitutional Right to ‘Quality’ Education

August 29, 2016 by

In a closely watched case, and by a close vote, the California Supreme Court refused to find unconstitutional California’s teacher tenure, dismissal, and layoff statutes.  In Vergara v. State of California and the California Teachers… Read More

Public School Teachers Dodge Another Bullet (after Friedrichs) as the Court of Appeal Refuses to Void the Education Code in Vergara v. State of California

April 18, 2016 by

First, as a direct result of Judge Scalia’s unexpected demise, a four-four split on the U.S. Supreme Court granted a reprieve to public sector unions whose agency fees and opt-out provisions were on the chopping… Read More

Highlights of the new CFRA Regulations

June 22, 2015 by

Beeson, Tayer & Bodine Partner Dale Brodsky, who is a member of the Fair Employment and Housing Council recently issued a bulletin regarding upcoming CFRA changes. The California Fair Employment and Housing Council recently amended… Read More

Employer Violates NLRA by Issuing Blanket Rule Directing Employee Not to Discuss Investigation with Co-workers

May 21, 2013 by

In a recent labor law ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found flaws in the standard Human Resource practice of prohibiting employees from discussing on-going investigations related to protected activity.  Going forward it appears… Read More

NLRB Decision Guides Unions on Non-Member Employee Objectors: Private-Sector Non Members Not Entitled to Audit Verification Letter for Calculation of Fees and Some Lobbying Expenses May Be Chargeable to Objectors

May 6, 2013 by

The referenced case clarifies required documentation where Union membership is not required but private sector employee non-members pay reduced Union fees for direct bargaining and representation expenses.  National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions continually guide… Read More

Union Rights for Dues Check Off After Expiration of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

April 9, 2013 by

There has been a key reversal by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) long held exemption from the unilateral change doctrine that prevents employers from discarding previously agreed upon conditions of employment when a CBA… Read More

Guidance on Employer’s Refusal to Bargain a Non-negotiable Decision: California Public Employment Relations Board Decision Supports Employees (PERB) when “Reasonably Foreseeable” Impact Shown

April 5, 2013 by

The California Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) provides the statuary basis for union formation and bargaining for State-run Colleges and Universities.  As part of Beeson, Tayer & Bodine’s dedication to follow cases and decisions… Read More

California State Supreme Court reaffirms Labor’s right to picket/leaflet on private property

April 2, 2013 by

An important decision in the private sector overturned an appellate court decision that California’s statute protecting labor’s right to picket was unconstitutional.  The California Supreme Court has squarely and strongly upheld the right of Unions… Read More

Union Entitled to Witness Statements Unless Employer Proves Need for Confidentiality*

March 28, 2013 by

Workforce questions of confidentiality and anonymity often arise in labor law as well as employment law.   The NLRB decision summarized here looks at the consistent denial to grant union access to witness statements when assurances… Read More