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Losing the Battle but Winning the War to Protect Public Pensions

September 23, 2020 by

The California Supreme Court recently issued a long-awaited decision with far-reaching impact in Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Association et al., v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association et al. The key issue in this case was… Read More

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

Courts Address Waiver of “Compulsory Travel Time” Pay and Circumstances that Bring Travel Time Under Employer Control

July 17, 2020 by

Two different appellate districts in the California Courts of Appeal last month took up the question of whether an employer should pay employees for time spent traveling to their worksites. In Gutierrez v. Brand Energy… 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

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Trump NLRB Strikes Again: Employers Unleashed to Unilaterally Discipline Following Union Certification

June 25, 2020 by

In its latest attack on union and employee rights, the Trump National Labor Relations Board has now overruled precedent requiring employers to give notice and an opportunity to bargain before implementing discipline in the period… Read More

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NLRB Finds Board has No Jurisdiction Over Faculty at Religious Schools and Universities

June 16, 2020 by

In an additional blow to union organizing at schools and universities, the Trump NLRB has overturned Obama-era precedent that facilitated collective bargaining rights for faculty members not directly involved in religious education. In Pacific Lutheran… Read More

Trump NLRB Muzzles Union Speech at Work

Trump NLRB Muzzles Union Speech at Work

June 10, 2020 by

In its recent decision in Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 369 NLRB No. 91 (May 29, 2020), the Trump Board dramatically reduced the right of employees to discuss union organizing campaigns while on work time. The… Read More

PERB Orders Employer to Negotiate with Union Over Redactions to Requested Investigation Report

May 21, 2020 by

PERB recently confirmed that public employers may not unilaterally make unlimited redactions to disciplinary investigatory reports produced in response to union requests. Rather, PERB ruled, employers have a duty to meet and confer with the… 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