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September 5, 2019

  • Tennis Coach Wins Rematch on Dismissed Lawsuit for Discriminatory Discharge Over Alleged Sexual Harassment
  • Nlrb Broadly Prohibits Non-Employee Leafleting, Reversing Obama Era Board
  • Nlrb Limits Class Waivers

August 26, 2019

  • Harasser time is up in New York State
  • Wright line going wrong
  • New york state human rights law expanded:Discrimination based on natural hairstyles and religious attire and facial hair now prohibited

August 8, 2019

  • Complete Preemption Prevails To Defeat NYS And NYC Discrimination Claims
  • Court Of Appeals Rebuffs Federal Employee Unions' Lawsuit Challenging Trump Executive Orders
  • National Mediation Board Seeks To Streamline Procedure For Decertification Under Railway Labor Act

July 23, 2019

  • Federal Law Preempts New York Statute Banning Mandatory Arbitration Of Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Not Only Does Scabby The Rat Symbolize Freedom To Organize - Judge Rules That Inflating Rodent During Labor Protest Is Constitutionally Protected
  • New York Moves To Close The Wage Gap
  • New York Employees May Soon Be Able To "Lien" On Their Employer's Property For Wage And Hour Violations

July 9, 2019

  • Jettisoning Precedent, NLRB Prescribes How to Withdraw Union Recognition at Contract End Without Election

July 2, 2019

  • Business Not Usual In NY State
  • New York Now Requires Paid Leave For Voting
  • FY 2018 EBSA Enforcement Statistics

June 19, 2019

  • NLRB Invites Employers To Post "No Union Allowed" In Public Places
  • Judge Balks At Umpire's Claim Of Union Privilege
  • Getting Wright Line Right
  • New Jersey: First State In Nation To Require Panic Buttons To Protect Hotel Workers From Harassment

June 6, 2019

  • Supreme Court Limits A Procedural Defense Available To Employers In Job Discrimination Lawsuits
  • Rats, Cats, And Snakes
  • Ring And Kaplan Ride To Rescue Of Threatening Employer; Mcferran Dissents
  • NLRB'S General Counsel's Advice Memo: Uber Drivers Cannot Unionize
  • Farmers' Rights To Organize Sprout Into Fruition

May 17, 2019

  • Workers Win Two When U. S. Supreme Court Denies Review Of Public Sector First Amendment Cases
  • Court Enforces NLRB Order Of Prescribed Bargaining Times And Information
  • Stop [striking] & [resume] Shop[ping]

April 25, 2019

  • State courts join in upholding union exclusive bargaining rights post janus
  • NLRB successorship pendulum swings back towards employers
  • Second circuit panel hobbles ADA plaintiffs by replacing "mixed motive" with restrictive "but for" standard

April 11, 2019

  • New York City Human Rights Commission Rolls out Online Anti-sexual Harassment Training
  • NLRB Issues Additional Advice regarding Duty Of Fair Representation
  • City Pension Actuary Miscalculates By millions, Corrections Scheduled Through 2022
  • Why Plan Drug Costs Can Rise As Rebates Do Too

March 27, 2019

  • Janus II Rebuffed - Union Not Liable For Pre-Janus I Damages
  • New Jersey Enacts New Paid Family Leave Law
  • NLRB Veers Hard Right In Applying Law To Curtail Union Effectiveness

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