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NLRB General Counsel Set to Shelve More Retaliation Claims While Grievances Pending

January 30th, 2019

By Joseph D. Richardson If you represent private-sector employees, you have probably encountered the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Collyer deferral policy—you file an unfair labor practice charge on an issue that is or could be covered by a collective-bargaining agreement, the NLRB Regional Office (Region) ensures that the employer will process a grievance over…


The New ACA ‘Decision’ by Judge Reed O’Connor: What You Need to Know Now

January 3rd, 2019

By: Louise F. Pongracz On December 14, 2018, Federal District Judge Reed O’Connor (in the Northern District Court of Texas) issued an order on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) brought by 20 Republican state attorneys general and two individuals.  These Plaintiffs claimed that because Congress, in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts (“TCJA”),…


New York’s Statewide Stand Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

November 29th, 2018

By: James Glowacki Just last month, New York enacted a comprehensive statewide law aimed at reducing incidents of sexual harassment in the workplace. The new law expands protections available to employees and requires all New York employers to maintain a sexual harassment policy conforming to the state’s minimum requirements. Under New York Labor Law Section…


Preparing for Post-Janus Litigation: An Insurance Perspective

October 25th, 2018

By: Linda M. Martin and Lauren M. Hoye Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v. AFSCME back in June, plaintiffs backed by right-wing anti-union groups have been engaged in a full-fledged assault on public sector labor unions. As part of that assault, many unions have received correspondence from bargaining unit members…


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision Supports Governor Wolf’s Executive Order on Home Care

September 27th, 2018

By Bruce M. Ludwig In 2015, Governor Wolf issued an executive order concerning home care services in Pennsylvania. Among other things, this executive order permitted direct care workers who provide home care services to seniors and persons with disabilities to elect a representative organization for the purpose of meeting and conferring with the Department of…


Navigating the Americans with Disabilities Act for Current Employees and Employers

August 23rd, 2018

By Jessica Brown This is the first in a multipart series about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The ADA is a federal law under the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. What are basics of the ADA at work? Specifically, under the ADA employers must…


U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Class Action Waivers in Employee Arbitration Agreements

July 5th, 2018

By Ryan A. Hancock A few weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court issued a sweeping decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, in three consolidated cases including one arising under the National Labor Relations Act, that will make it difficult, if not impossible, for employees to gain access to a court of law to…


Conservative NLRB Rushing to Roll Back Worker’s Rights

January 11th, 2018

By Bruce M. Ludwig As soon as the conservative Republicans constituted a majority of the members of the National Labor Relations Board, because of President Trump’s appointments, this new majority rushed to reverse important prior decisions in a blatant effort to roll back worker and Union rights. In a 3-2 decision, the Republican majority overruled…


Increased Exposure to Child Abuse Reporting in the Workplace

December 14th, 2017

By: Jonathan Krinick The Pennsylvania Legislature, to a large degree in response to some of the institutional failures apparent at Penn State University in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, took several steps to broaden the definition of child abuse. These changes to the Child Protective Services Law and a lack of direction by…


Sexual Harassment and Assault: How Labor Unions Are Responding to Recent Allegations Against Top Hollywood Moguls

November 30th, 2017

By: Lauren M. Hoye Whether on social media, on television, or in print, you have undoubtedly already heard of the allegations made in recent weeks against top Hollywood moguls such as Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, Russell Simmons, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. (among others). From claims of hostile working environments to sexual assault, the allegations…


   
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