A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Judge has
found that a Buffalo nonprofit unlawfully discharged employees after they posted
Facebook comments about working conditions including work load and
here for NLRB site announcement...
So I sat in church yesterday morning listening to the
parable about the workers in the vineyard. Since I'm Jewish and haven't spent a
whole lot of time inside churches, it was the first time I had ever heard this
story. For those, like me,...
I feel as if all I ever do these days is write about the Americans with Disabilities Act, but what else can I do? In the last six weeks, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed 21 lawsuits -- count em, 21! -- against employers alleging disability...
Delaware's public employers seem to face a great deal of opposition when they propose to implement a social-media policy. In May, Kent County Levy Court tabled a proposed socia-media policy after critics raised somewhat confusing objections to it...
Hispanics United of Buffalo -
The NLRB Goes Online!
by John Douglas
A little known feature of the federal law governing labor
relations in the private sector - the National
Labor Relations Act (NLRA) - is the right of even non-unionized employees...
On August 31, 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
signed into law Local Law Int. No. 632, known as "The Workplace Religious
Freedom Act," that is likely to make it more challenging for New York City
employers to decline to accommodate...
With unemployment continuing to skyrocket, the
competition for jobs is stiff. There is an old adage that "you need a job
to find another job." To the extent this adage is given credence by those
making hiring decisions, it appears to reflect...
by Edward I. Leeds and Clifford J. Schoner
The Department of Labor has published an interim policy
describing how fiduciaries may use electronic media to meet new DOL
requirements, which will take effect this spring. The policy, set forth in
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Federal Posting Requirement: Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations
As of November 14, 2011, all employers subject to the
National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA"...
Earlier this year, a local teacher was suspended after her school learned about nasty comments on her personal blog concerning her students. And that story became national news. More on the history here , here , and here .
Now, word has it that the...
On July 19, 2011, in response to the NLRB's issuance of complaint against Boeing arising out of Boeing's decision to build a number of its new 787 Dreamliners in a non-union plant in South Carolina, a bill entitled The Protecting Jobs From Government...
by Joseph U. Leonoro
As we have discussed before on this blog, the National
Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") is focusing much attention on social
media. In particular, several complaints have been filed recently that
allege that employers...
by William Perry Pendley
September 15, 2011 - DENVER, CO. The Supreme Court of
the United States must reverse a decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and rule in favor of the First Amendment
rights of California...
In Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v.
Dukes, the Supreme Court ruled that a class in a massive gender discrimination
case had been improperly certified under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
23(b)(2), both because common questions were lacking under Rule 23(a...
Virginia courts will not necessarily rule on the
enforceability of a restrictive covenant in an employment agreement without
first examining the facts. In a recent federal-court decision from Roanoke, Judge Wilson
denied a defendant's motion for...
"You have a nice personality, but not for a human being."
At BNET , Suzanne Lucas (aka the Evil HR Lady )
reports that more than half (56%) of companies do some form of personality
testing before hiring people. Before...
I've said it before and I'll say it again: the most underrated aspect of the NFL lockout ending is that we get Fantasy Football in 2011.
What else would I have done with my Sunday afternoons?
Now, I can dominate with my 60" flatscreen...
Sometimes, people come to me and say they want to sue for constructive discharge. There's no such cause of action or claim. Constructive discharge is where an employee quits work for good cause. This means some claims that you were illegally fired...
by Walter I. Skinner
On August 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final rule
implementing President Obama's Executive Order 13495 entitled "Nondisplacement
of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts", which threatens...
Patrick Finegan and Barbara
Recent activity of the National Labor Relations Board
(NLRB) reminds non-union employers that the long arm of the National Labor
Relations Act (NLRA) reaches beyond union settings.
A longtime employee of the Secretary of State's office in Illinois claimed that two white managers targeted him for termination because he is black, and two white employees, one of whom was his supervisor, received lesser discipline even though they...
I am often asked how I come up with ideas to post 5 days
a week, every week. While the answer is a closely guarded secret, I will allow
a little insight-the EEOC's
website is a wealth of information. Every news release by
the agency announcing...
Another in Our Series of Hinshaw Lawyers for
the Profession® Alerts
American Bar Association Formal Opinion
11-460 : Duty When Lawyer Receives Copies of Third Party's
E-mail Communications With Counsel (August 4, 2011)
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