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March 14, 2019

  • More Overtime, Please! DOL Proposes New Overtime Rule
  • Ninth Circuit Rules Janus Does Not Bar Union’s Exclusive Representation Rights
  • Beck Revisited - NLRB Limits Union Chargeable Expenses
  • When Things Get Hairy: NYC Bans Discrimination Based On Hair
  • NLRB To Review 2016 Standard Regarding Its Jurisdiction Over Charter Schools

February 27, 2019

  • Labor Divided – New Battlefront: Hudson Yards
  • Appellate Court Rules That Police Body Camera Video May Be Publicly Disclosed
  • Rats! Robbed Again? Scabby Caged In Seventh Circuit For Now
  • Maintenance Of Checkoff Provision May Be Maintained

February 12, 2019

  • SCOTUS Holds "Wholly Groundless" Exception To Arbitrability Wholly Groundless
  • Building Trades Must Wrestle With Hudson Yards Developer In State Court Because Tort Claims Not Preempted By Federal Law
  • U.S. Department Of Education’s Proposed Title IX Regulations Seek To Protect Sexual Harassment Complainants And At The Same Time Give Respondents A Fair Process
  • Two "Mother’s Day" Laws Passed To Protect Nursing Mothers In The Workplace

January 31, 2019

  • National Labor Relations Board Reverses Independent Contractor Rule
  • Me-Too Means You-Too: Potential Union Liability For Steward Sexual Harassment
  • Citing "Privacy," OSHA Eliminates Record Keeping Requirements
  • Private Sector Union Membership Slips

January 17, 2019

  • Browning-Ferris Redux Sows Confusion – D.C. Circuit Upholds Obama Board Joint Employer Rule But Remands To Trump Board For Application
  • NFL Boots Security Consultant Statutory Claims To Arbitration
  • To "Protect" Neutrals, Trump Board Requires Union Picketing To Promise Compliance With Law
  • Board Overrides Dismissal Of Decert Petition Despite ALJ Findings Of Unfair Labor Practices

December 20, 2018

  • Police Officer Personnel Records Not Subject To Disclosure Under Freedom Of Information Law
  • National Labor Relations Board Seeks To Reduce Timeline In Case-handling
  • Nlrb And Nmb May Be Parting At Jurisdictional Crossroads Over Air And Rail Carrier Contractors
  • 23-and-she Gina Discrimination Claim Dismissed Against State Employers

December 5, 2018

  • Round One In "Janus II" Goes To Unions - No Retroactive Application Says Federal District Court
  • Breaking News - IRS Proposes To Expand Plan Hardship Distribution Rules
  • New Second Circuit Decision Ensures Arbitral Clarity Over Finality