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Successor staffing companies liable for unsatisfied overtime pay judgment

May 6th, 2015

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
Two successor entities of a medical staffing agency were found responsible for the payment of an unsatisfied judgment for overtime pay and a judgment was amended to add them as judgment debtors. Applying the federal common law standard of successorship liability identified by the Seventh Circuit in Teed v. Thomas & Betts [Read more...]

Award reinstating CNA fired for delayed report of patient abuse not public policy violation

May 6th, 2015

By Brandi O. Brown, J.D.
An arbitrator’s reversal of a nursing facility employee’s termination for delayed reporting of suspected abuse of a patient was not a violation of public policy against delayed reporting of such abuse, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled, rejecting the employer’s attempt to avoid the nursing assistant’s reinstatement. The four factors considered in [Read more...]

No strike for Allegiant pilots; injunction issued

May 6th, 2015

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
Granting Allegiant Air’s motion for a preliminary injunction to stop its pilots from striking, a federal district court in Nevada found no evidence to show that the airline had violated the status quo established by the court in its July 2014 order. Further noting the disruption to the public that an airline [Read more...]

Med-mal attorney won’t share fees firm ‘received’ after his abrupt termination

May 6th, 2015

By Cynthia L. Hackerott, J.D.
A medical malpractice attorney, who alleged that a law firm fired him in order to cheat him out of his share of the fees earned from 175 cases that he had worked on prior to his termination, could not take his breach of contract and Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act [Read more...]

Even though wage increases decided before election petition, notifying nurses during critical period was objectionable

May 5th, 2015

By David Stephanides, J.D.
An employer engaged in objectionable election conduct during the critical period by announcing to its geriatric nursing assistants (GNAs) the amount of their hourly wage increase or that they would be receiving a lump-sum bonus payment, the NLRB ruled in a 2-1 decision. Further, the employer’s subsequent issuance during the critical period [Read more...]