Labor/Employment

Is This The End Of “Captive Audience” Anti-Union Meetings?

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The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has issued a memo to NLRB field offices, announcing she will soon ask the NLRB board […]

Weed at Work

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The labyrinth of medical and adult-use marijuana laws continues to expand across the United States. At present, 18 states have adult-use programs and 37 states […]

Workers Comp Tradeoffs, and a Kentucky Class Action

In an article in Workers Compensation News, Florida Judge David Langham discusses the tradeoffs when workers who are injured on the job are limited to […]

Workplace Drug Use At 20-Year High

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The rate of positive workplace drug tests is higher than it’s been in 20 years, according to a study from Quest Diagnostics. The study looked […]

In-House Legal At Google Touched All The Bases, But Still Lost On A Privilege Claim

When it hired a consulting firm to get advice on fending off unions, Google’s in-house legal department was careful when it wrote the retention letter, […]

Employers Fear Never-Ending Liability Chain From Take-Home Covid Lawsuits

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A California appeals court has allowed a wrongful death lawsuit to proceed against an employer in a case where the deceased was not an employee, […]

The 500-Pound Retaliation Case

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Possibly the most widely read legal story of the new year involves a custom auto repair shop employee who had a falling out with his […]

“Sigh Of Relief” As Supreme Court Takes Up PAGA Case

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With the Supreme Court granting certiorari in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, California employers “who have been plagued by the filing of boilerplate PAGA […]

Gig Work Showdown Looms In ‘22

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In November 2020, California’s Proposition 22 passed with 59 percent of the vote, enabling companies like Lyft, Uber and Instacart to classify their drivers as […]

What Employers Need To Know About Masks

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A post from law firm Littler addresses what is obviously a fluid and rapidly evolving situation, listing what’s required as well as what is recommended […]