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No Union? No Matter – Labor Board is After You

  • Jul 21, 2016
  • NLRB
  • Jessica M. Marsh

Even if your employees are not unionized, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a major concern. In fact, now more than ever, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), is targeting non-union employers for violating the law’s protections. Union and non-union ...


NLRB Says Temps Can Bargain With Regular Employees

  • Jul 18, 2016
  • NLRB
  • John C. Hauge

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that collective bargaining units may consist of regular employees (those employed directly by the “User Employer”) and workers performing services at the User Employer’s workplace who are employed ...

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After-Hours Harassment Matters Too

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Minnesota), recently ruled that a female truck driver can sue for sexual harassment even though much of the conduct complained of occurred after work hours. After truck ...


Sex Discrimination Rule Issued for Federal Contractors

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released its final rule that prohibits sex discrimination for federal contractors and subcontractors pursuant to Executive Order 11246. The final rule updates the OFCCP’s old regulations dating ...


Texas Court Blocks DOL “Persuader Rule” Nationwide

Today, a court in Texas blocked implementation of the Department of Labor’s new rules regarding the “advice exemption” under the Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). As we previously reported, the DOL’s new rules ...

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Employee Fired for Being Too Cute Has No Claim

An employee fired because her boss’s wife was jealous of her does not have a viable sex discrimination claim according to one trial court judge in New York. Dilek Edwards worked as a yoga instructor and massage ...

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OSHA Electronic Records Rule Expands Liability Risk

  • Jun 16, 2016
  • OSHA
  • Ryan A. Olson

In its stated effort to “nudge” employers into creating safer work environments, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has now issued its new electronic recordkeeping rule (the “final rule”). The final rule imposes new ...