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Robin Shea
Face the Bloggers: Employment and labor questions for the candidates (Ryan)

This week, several of us bloggers ( Dan Schwartz , Donna Ballman , Eric Meyer , Jon Hyman , and I) will be choosing a debate question on a labor and employment law topic for each of the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates. DISCLAIMER: I have...

Jon Hyman
Pay attention: NLRB issues its second social media decision in a month (Knauz BMW)

Late last week, the NLRB issued its second decision in a case involving employee use of social media. In Karl Knauz BMW , the Board concluded that the firing of a BMW salesman for photos and comments posted to his Facebook page did not violate federal...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
A Good Week for California's Pro-Labor Movement

Last week was a busy one at the Governor's office, where Governor Jerry Brown signed into law no less than three new laws with a pro-labor, pro-employee theme. The first two laws were a package deal, making California is the first State to enact legislation...

Abbey Spanier
Unconscionability Defense Preserved by California Court

On February 28, 2012, a California appelate panel refused to enforce an arbitration provision as unconscionable in Mayers v. Volt Management Corp. , _ Cal.App.4th _ (Feb. 2, 2012) . That's big news. It was not obvious that this defense survived the...

Philip Miles
Alcohol Rehab - Eighth Time's the Charm? - COTW #111

You have to give the employee in this Case of the Week some credit; he recognized that he has an alcohol problem and is trying to address it. The employer also deserves some credit for generally supporting the employee in his struggle. However, Schmidt...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Students, Teachers, and Social Media

Delaware was the first State to legislate the privacy of students' social-media passwords. California's legislature was the first and, so far, the only State to pass a bill that protects students' and employees' social-networking passwords...