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St. Paul Passes Sick Leave Ordinance

St. Paul became the second city in Minnesota (Minneapolis was the first) to pass a sick leave ordinance. Effective July 1, 2017, employers with 24 or more employees must provide the leave specified in the ...

Treating Employees as Contractors May Violate NLRA

A new Advice Memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) tells us that misclassifying employees as independent contractors may be treated as an unfair labor practice under the National Labor Relations Act. Although this ...

Two NLRB Surprises: T.A.’s Can Unionize and Back Pay Is More Expensive

  • Aug 25, 2016
  • NLRB
  • Grant T. Collins and Dennis J. Merley

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has just ruled that graduate and undergraduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act and therefore can join or ...