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Labor Law (Private Sector)

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

Make Your Voice Heard: Ninth Circuit Blasts Local Restriction on Bullhorn Use

December 17, 2019 by

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of a local ordinance that restricted the use of a bullhorn at protests. (Cuviello v. City of Vallejo (Dec. 12, 2019).) In this case, an animal… Read More


May 20, 2019 by

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a longstanding California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (“ALRB”) rule that gives unions access to an employer’s property after written notice and at specific times… Read More

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

NLRB Upholds Employee’s Right to Display Pro-Union Slogan and Strikes Down Discriminatory Handbook Provision

March 25, 2019 by

In Constellation Brands and Teamsters Local 601 (367 NLRB No. 79 (Jan. 31, 2019), the National Labor Relations Board affirmed that a cellar department employee engaged in protected activity by wearing a vest on which… Read More

NLRB to Uber: Let Your Employees Speak

March 13, 2019 by

The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from putting a muzzle on employees talking to each other about lawsuits addressing employee claims against their employers.  And the NLRB’s General Counsel, the chief of NLRA enforcement,… Read More

NLRB Orders Employer to Rescind Enrollment in E-Verify

September 20, 2018 by

Employers are permitted, but not obligated, to enroll in the federal government’s E-Verify program to confirm that employees are authorized to work in the U.S. Because enrollment in the E-Verify program is discretionary, not mandatory,… Read More

Labor Day 2018 – Business As Usual Will Not Work

August 31, 2018 by

The 2016 Trump election, expanding income inequality, and deep dissatisfaction with the economy, notwithstanding historic low unemployment rates, signal troubled times, and times for big thinking and big action for change.  This goes for labor… Read More

Court Rejects Employer Objections to LAX “Labor Peace Agreements”

September 20, 2017 by

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the City of Los Angeles’s policy requiring employers doing business at LAX to enter into “Labor Peace Agreements” as a condition of doing business at the airport…. Read More