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NY Lawmakers Propose Gig Worker Protection Law
Just before the end of the legislative session, lawmakers in New York introduced the "Dependent Worker Act," which proposes to provide workers in the gig economy with certain rights, including the right to unionize.
United States
9 Jul 2019
U.S. District Court Denies Motion For Class Certification In Wage Suppression Antitrust Case
Now the court in the San Antonio case has denied class certification also.
United States
4 Feb 2019
The Rise Of Millennials And Their Potential Support For Labor Unions
Millennials are an ever-growing portion of the workforce, and they generally have favorable views toward labor unions.
United States
21 Nov 2018
Healthcare Employers Beware: DOJ Announces Criminal Investigation Of Healthcare Human Resources Practices In The Midst Of The Ongoing Nursing Shortage
Seyfarth Synopsis: At the recent American Bar Association's Antitrust in Healthcare conference, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") reportedly advised that it has open criminal investigations...
United States
30 May 2018
NLRB Finds Cocktail Waitress Was Illegally Fired For Voicing Workplace Complaints
NLRB affirms ALJ's ruling finding that a cocktail bar waitress was illegally fired for voicing workplace concerns during a staff meeting.
United States
4 May 2018
Franchise "No-Hire" Agreement Class Actions And The Single Enterprise Defense
Seyfarth Synopsis: There are currently pending at least four class actions claiming that provisions contained in franchise agreements prohibiting the hiring of employees of other intrabrand...
United States
17 Apr 2018
DOJ Announces First Of A Number Of Anticipated No-Poach Enforcement Actions – What Should Employers Do Now?
True to his word, the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has announced the first of a number of anticipated no-poach enforcement actions.
United States
13 Apr 2018
Emerging Trend For Employers: Workplace Antitrust Class Actions
Over the past few weeks, we have been covering the release of our 14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report. Today's post focuses on an emerging trend in the workplace class action space — regarding workplace antitrust class actions.
United States
6 Mar 2018
Court Certifies Class In Duke-UNC No-Hire Workplace Antitrust Lawsuit
On February 1, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina entered an order granting in part, and denying in part, the plaintiff's motion for class certification in a no-hire antitrust case.
United States
14 Feb 2018
Employers Beware: Potential Rise In Union Corporate Campaigns
Although many employers may think they can let their guard down a little bit when it comes to the NLRB under the Trump Administration, history suggests otherwise.
United States
2 Feb 2018
DOJ To Announce Criminal Enforcement Actions For "No-Poach" Agreements
Seyfarth Synopsis: Criminal prosecution of "no-poaching/no-hire" agreements appears imminent. Employers should investigate their hiring and compensation practices to ensure compliance with recent antitrust pronouncements.
United States
30 Jan 2018
DOJ to Announce Criminal Enforcement Actions For "No-Poach" Agreements
Criminal prosecution of "no-poaching/no-hire" agreements appears imminent.
United States
26 Jan 2018
GC Memo 18-02 May Signal A Shift Away From Finding Disparate Treatment Of Employees During Contract Negotiations To Be Unlawful Where Only General Antiunion Animus Is Found
On Friday, December 1, 2017, newly appointed NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued a memo containing a broad overview of his initial agenda as General Counsel.
United States
8 Dec 2017
Unions Looking to Increase Diversity in Their Leadership Ranks
Recognizing the rise of Millennials and the increasing diversity of the workforce, some labor unions appear to be taking a keen interest in increasing the diversity of those in their leadership ranks ...
United States
1 Dec 2017
Watch Out: Workplace Smells, ADA Disability, Telecommuting, And An EEOC Lawsuit
According to the EEOC in this just filed lawsuit, a home care services provider in North Carolina violated federal disability rights law when it rejected telecommuting requests from an employee whose asthma and COPD ...
United States
16 Aug 2017
Ashley Laken Quoted In Human Resource Executive
Ashley Laken was quoted in a July 12 story from Human Resource Executive, "Is the Persuader Rule in Peril?" on the Department of Labor's recently issued notice of proposed rulemaking...
United States
24 Jul 2017
DOL Issues Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking To Rescind Obama Administrations Final Persuader Rule
Trump Administration DOL issues notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind Obama Administration DOL's long-embattled final persuader rule. The proposed rule is open for public comments for 60 days.
United States
4 Jul 2017
DOL Issues Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking To Rescind Obama Administration's Final Persuader Rule
Trump Administration DOL issues notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind Obama Administration DOL's long-embattled final persuader rule.
United States
28 Jun 2017
NLRB Finds That Fast-Food Company Must Allow Employees To Wear "Fight For $15" Buttons
NLRB rules that fast-food company violated the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a rule prohibiting employees from wearing unauthorized buttons or insignia and by instructing an employee to remove his "Fight For $15" button.
United States
11 Apr 2017
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