Labor and Employment Law

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Lareau on Knox v. SEIU: A Mortal Wound?
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Peter Lareau

SUMMARY : This Emerging Issues Analysis suggests that the importance of this case lies not in the conclusion the Court reached about special assessments for public sector unions, but in what the decision portends for the heretofore routine procedures... Read More

Knox v. SEIU - COTW #97
Posted on 27 Jun 2012 by Philip Miles

The Supreme Court issued its opinion in Knox v. SEIU yesterday. It probably felt a bit like the wrong person walking in to a surprise party: the room is filled with anticipation... deep breath... annnnd... and then universal disappointment. "You're... Read More

Split US Supreme Court: Partial Public Employees Can’t Be Required To Pay Union Fees
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A class of in-home care providers, classified as “partial public employees,” who do not wish to join or support a union cannot be required to pay an agency fee, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled this... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Backs Walker, Upholds Anti-Union Law
Posted on 5 Aug 2014 by State Net

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a controversial 2011 law championed by Gov. Scott Walker (R) that essentially bars collective bargaining for public employee unions. Unions had challenged the law, calling it unconstitutional. But by a 5-2 decision,... Read More

Supreme Court Announces New Incursions into Public-Sector Union Security
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Barran Liebman LLP

On the last day of the current term, a divided Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment limits the ability of public-sector unions to capture so-called "fair share" fees. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion which held that in-home care... Read More