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NLRB finds union policy restricting resignations, revocation of dues authorization unlawful

February 15th, 2017

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
A policy issued unilaterally by a local union was facially unlawful because it restricted the right of union members to resign from the union in violation of NLRA Section 8(b)(1)(A), ruled a divided NLRB, in a 2-1 decision. The Board rejected the view that the policy was merely a set of modest [Read more...]

Identical Iowa bills would gut public employee union rights

February 15th, 2017

Legislation fast-tracked in the Iowa legislature would make it illegal for public employee unions in the state to bargain collectively over most terms and conditions of employment, including health benefits, holidays, overtime and shift differentials, health and safety protections, layoffs, seniority, subcontracting, and even grievance procedures. Only base wages would be a mandatory subject of [Read more...]

EEOC to pursue appeal in transgender bias case—for now

February 15th, 2017

In a closely watched case seen as an important bellwether on the direction the Trump administration would take on transgender protections in the workplace (and elsewhere), the EEOC has signaled that it will follow through on its appeal of an adverse district court decision in a case that it had pursued on behalf of a [Read more...]

9th Circuit: Trump’s travel ban still banned

February 14th, 2017

By Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D.
In a setback for the Trump Administration’s “travel ban,” the Ninth Circuit late Thursday refused the federal government’s bid for an emergency stay of a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the President’s controversial executive order. The administration failed to show a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal and did [Read more...]

Entertainers’ $6.5M misclassification settlement preliminarily approved, related proceedings enjoined

February 14th, 2017

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
Two days after preliminarily approving a $6.5 million class settlement that would resolve the FLSA and state-law claims of close to 50,000 current and former workers from 64 Deja-Vu affiliated night clubs, a federal district court in Michigan granted the parties’ motion to enjoin all pending proceedings against the defendants in 12 [Read more...]