REPRESENTING UNIONS & EMPLOYEES SINCE 1936
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Truckers Deemed Employees – as the Independent Contractor Debate in the Trucking Industry Rages On

May 1, 2019 by

A federal district court judge has issued a decision rejecting a trucking association’s attack on the California Supreme Court’s recent decision establishing a new test to distinguish between employees and independent contractors for purposes of… Read More

Employers Must Notify Employees of their Right to Decline Before Conducting Interviews in Preparation for PERB or Arbitration Hearings

March 28, 2019 by

The NLRB has long had a rule that requires employers, prior to interviewing union members about an upcoming NLRB trial, to assure employees that their participation is voluntary and that no reprisals will be taken… Read More

Right to Union Representation Not Limited to Interviews

March 20, 2019 by

In 2015, PERB held that the right to a union representative under California law is broader than the NLRA’s version under Weingarten. In 2017, in SEIU v. Sonoma County Superior Court, PERB extended Weingarten to… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Roundup – Part Two of Two

January 23, 2019 by , , , , and

The California Legislature passed several important labor and employment bills during the 2018 session that Governor Brown recently signed into law.  Here is a brief summary of the most notable changes grouped by subject.  All… Read More

BTB Annual Legislative Roundup – Part One of Two

January 18, 2019 by , , , , and

The California Legislature passed several important labor and employment bills during the 2018 session that Governor Brown recently signed into law.  Here is a brief summary of the most notable changes grouped by subject.  All… Read More

No Union Buttons for Courthouse Employees

January 10, 2019 by

A California Court of Appeal ruled last month that the judiciary’s desire to appear neutral outweighs an employee’s interest in wearing union buttons and regalia. Superior Court of Fresno County v. Public Employment Relations Board…. Read More