Labor Law

Practice

Watch Out for UFOs - Worker Centers as 'Union Front Organizers'

Nonunion companies usually work to keep an eye out for signs of union organization among their workforces. However, they are generally focusing on unions and union organizers, not nonprofit groups like "worker centers."
Practice

How Federal Contractors Can Navigate the Maze of Affirmative Action Compliance

This summer, Tufts Associated Health Plans Inc. agreed to pay more than $370,000 to settle allegations that it violated federal contract compliance regulations by retaliating against victims of discrimination.
Practice

Mandating Flu Vaccines: What Employers Should Know

Seasonal flu is not only unpleasant, it's expensive. Each flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost because of the flu, which represents approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.
Practice

Thanks to the Supreme Court: Narrower Definition of "Supervisor" Provides Opportunities for Employers

On June 24, 2013, the US Supreme Court narrowed the definition of who qualifies as a "supervisor" for the purposes of harassment cases. This holding is a significant win for employers.
Practice

Managing the Rise of Baseless Whistleblower Retaliation Claims

In fiscal 2012, the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that employees filed almost 2,787 whistleblower retaliation claims.
Education & Careers

Noel Canning Decision Holds President Obama's NLRB Appointments Unconstitutional

On Friday, January 25, 2013, a unanimous panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama had unconstitutionally appointed three board members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).