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Labor Relations / Unions

High Court to hear class-action waiver cases

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

Expect an employer-friendly National Labor Relations Board with President Trump in office.

Puzder likely to walk back DOL’s advocacy

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

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