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Labor Law (Private Sector)

Cash-in-Lieu of Benefits Payments Trigger Higher Overtime Pay

April 4, 2017 by

In a case that has far reaching implications for unions and workers, the Ninth Circuit ruled in Flores v. City of San Gabriel in June 2016, that when an employer calculates its employees’ “regular rate… Read More

NLRB Rules CBA Expiration Bars Employers’ Discretionary, Unilateral Changes, No Matter What Past Practice Is

October 3, 2016 by

When a union contract expires, so too does the management rights clause contained in that contract. Unilateral changes an employer may make in working conditions and terms of employment during the contract pursuant to the… Read More

NLRB Clarifies Purchaser’s Bargaining Obligation

September 19, 2016 by

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a decision that emphasizes the importance of a purchaser’s communications with a selling employer’s employees before taking over the operations of the seller. The decision, Nexeo Solutions, LLC,… Read More

NLRB Revises Back-Pay Rules to Aid Victims of Discrimination

September 12, 2016 by

The NLRB has revised its back-pay policies to more fully compensate employees for losses incurred as the result of discrimination because of their union affiliation or activities.  The basic back-pay rule is that discriminatees receive… Read More

Collective Bargaining: The Bone and Sinew of Resistance

September 5, 2016 by

This Labor Day marks the beginning of the end of a long and bitter election season, one that has revealed striking divisions within America’s political parties and stark contrasts in each party’s vision of America. … Read More

Student Teaching and Research Assistants Unite!

September 1, 2016 by

The NLRB on August 23 issued a ruling that private university students who work as teaching or research assistants and who meet the common-law definition of “employee” are no longer excluded from coverage under the… Read More

NLRB Decision Will Significantly Help Organizing Temporary/Agency Employees

July 15, 2016 by

It has become more and more common over the last 25 years: An employer contracts with an agency for temporary workers to work alongside its regular employees, performing the exact same work. Often the only difference between… Read More

Expanding Income Inequality: More Evidence That We Need Unions Now More Than Ever

June 28, 2016 by

A new study by the Urban Institute has found that the upper middle class is at its largest and richest. The study defines upper middle class as a household of three earning between $100,000 and… Read More

Court Strikes Down Class Action Arbitration Waivers

June 1, 2016 by

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on May 26 issued a watershed decision banning mandatory employment arbitration agreements that bar employees from bringing class-action claims.  (Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp.)  The court’s decision aligns it… Read More

Can You Tell the Difference Between Protected & Unprotected Activity?

April 13, 2016 by

Unions and their advocates have been fighting nationwide for paid sick leave, with California implementing a new leave law in 2014.  In Minnesota, there is no paid sick leave law – yet – but one group of… Read More