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NLRB Judge Gives Booby Prize to Hooters' Workplace Policies

In Hooters of Ontario Mills [pdf] , an NLRB Administrative Law Judge found that a California franchisee of Hooters unlawfully fired a waitress for complaining about a bikini contest that she perceived as fixed [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In the same...

NLRB Upholds Racist Speech as Protected Activity Under National Labor Relations Act

by Andrew J. Barber In a ruling which was a bit of a surprise to some in the employer community, a Judge of the National Labor Relations Board recently concluded that racist a speech made during picketing of an employer qualified as protected activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Knowledge Requirement for Unfair Labor Practice

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (aka SCOPA) issued an interesting Public Employe Relations Act (PERA) opinion - Lancaster County v. PLRB [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ]. It's a fairly complex case with a 42-page opinion, but one...