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Labor Relations / Unions

High Court to hear class-action waiver cases

01/18/2017
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases addressing a perennial hot topic: Is it lawful to include class-action waivers in arbitration agreements?

Puzder hearings postponed

01/12/2017
Hearings to confirm fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor may not occur until February.

DOL lawsuit would force Google to release compensation data

01/10/2017
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit to require Google to provide pay data and documents relating to employees working at the company’s California headquarters.

Puzder confirmation likely despite Dem doubts

01/10/2017
Confirmation hearings for Andrew Puzder, President-elect Trump’s nominee to become secretary of labor, were set to take place Jan. 12 before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Timing is everything: Note when you first tell employee about any adverse action

12/22/2016
If you orally inform an employee that she will not be getting a promotion, an accommodation or some other benefit, make sure you note when that happened and what you said.

Federal court permanently strikes down ‘persuader rule’

12/22/2016
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has converted a previous temporary injunction preventing implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s revised “persuader rule” into a permanent injunction that applies nationwide.

Trump administration may mean big employment law changes

12/20/2016
Expect both houses of Congress to use their power to reshape the employment law landscape.

NLRB likely to favor employers, not labor unions, under Trump

12/13/2016
Expect an employer-friendly National Labor Relations Board with President Trump in office.

Puzder likely to walk back DOL’s advocacy

12/13/2016
If Andrew Puzder is confirmed as the Trump administration’s Secretary of Labor, the Department of Labor is likely to execute a sharp U-turn away from the policies and regulatory practices of the last eight years.

Court scraps NLRB ‘persuader’ rule

11/22/2016
The National Labor Relations Board’s controversial “persuader” rule died quietly Nov. 16.