A food distributor has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Fifth Circuit decision rejecting its argument that President Joe Biden could not fire the former National Labor Relations Board general counsel, arguing that the case could clarify the limits of removal protections for agency officers.
Apple illegally denied improved benefits to workers who unionized at a store in Maryland, National Labor Relations Board prosecutors claimed in an unfair labor practice complaint, seeking a remedy to make the company send a notice about employees' rights via text message.
Amazon violated federal labor law when a labor consultant referred to leaders of a union organizing at Staten Island facilities as "thugs," a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled Tuesday, saying the statement disparaged the Amazon Labor Union using an appeal to racial stereotypes.
A worker backed by the National Right to Work Foundation's legal arm is looking to oust a union from a Los Angeles-area Medieval Times whose management has been accused of pressuring workers to withdraw from the union.
Starbucks violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired two union supporters, told one of them to stop wearing her union T-shirt and removed union flyers from a Portland, Oregon, cafe, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled.
An attorney who pursued an unsuccessful race bias suit on behalf of a fired UPS worker urged a Florida federal judge to reject a Teamsters local's push to make him shoulder part of its attorney fees, calling the union's sanctions bid part of a "pattern of harassment."
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A Teamsters local's bid to arbitrate its grievance claiming Mondelez Global outsourced bargaining unit work can move forward, an Oregon federal judge determined, rejecting the snack giant's argument that the dispute isn't arbitrable and that the court doesn't have jurisdiction.
The Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court's decision denying a harbor towing company's bid to arbitrate a deck engineer's wage-and-hour suit, finding there to be no valid arbitration agreement covering the engineer's statutory wage claims without a "clear and unmistakable waiver of a judicial forum" for those claims.
The U.S. Department of Labor told a Michigan federal court that an erstwhile candidate for United Auto Workers leadership failed to establish that its dismissal of his allegations of union election misconduct was arbitrary and urged the court to toss his suit.
A National Labor Relations Board official was right to rule that an attempt to oust Workers United from a Manhattan Starbucks cannot progress while the store's managers stand accused of refusing to bargain with the union, the NLRB ruled Monday.
A longshore union local illegally punished a dissident member of another unit by repeatedly blocking him from getting work at its hiring hall after he alerted a higher-up to his concerns with its work assignment practices, a National Labor Relations Board judge said.
A union representing Trader Joe's workers demanded that the company bargain at a scheduled negotiation on Tuesday over a policy that requires employees to always smile while on work premises, a practice the union previously said violates federal law.
A Starbucks barista asked the National Labor Relations Board to decertify the union at her Buffalo, New York, store not because of the company's resistance to unionization, but because Workers United representatives failed to adequately communicate with the staff, attorneys for the barista said Monday in an amicus brief.
A Kentucky public defender's office violated federal labor law by refusing to bargain with an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local over a move to outsource the legal representation of psychiatric ward patients, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled.
Lansing's first Democratic majority in 40 years passed measures to bar discrimination, repealed a product-liability shield for pharmaceuticals and rolled back the previous decade of Republican labor policy. Law360 takes a look at some of the most impactful laws passed in Michigan this year.
In a published opinion Wednesday, the Sixth Circuit upheld a ruling that a group of auto engineers waited too long to file a RICO suit accusing former United Auto Workers officials and Fiat Chrysler executives of engaging in a years-long bribery scheme that violated the parties' labor contract.
A Florida school employee has sued his local teachers union, claiming the union failed to act on any of his grievances about a promotion he says was denied him because of his age and that he later won through an arbitration against the school board.
A divided National Labor Relations Board panel walked back a prior decision involving dispute resolution proceedings over a worker's repeat firings at UPS, finding those proceedings weren't "fair and regular," but declined to reconsider an arbitration deferral standard that was altered in the long-running case during the Trump administration.
Three Teamsters locals said Yellow Corp. has overblown their roles in a Kansas federal suit alleging the labor groups held up corporate restructuring that cost the trucking business $137 million, arguing Wednesday that the decision-making at issue rests only with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
A Maryland federal judge handed a win to a Teamsters local in a back pay dispute with a transportation company Wednesday, ordering the company to pay $76,000 to a wrongfully fired mechanic in the Washington, D.C., area.
A Michigan federal judge has lifted an entry of default against a former United Auto Workers president named in a lawsuit former Fiat Chrysler engineers brought related to a union bribery scandal after the official said he did not respond to the complaint because of a mix-up with his attorney.
National Labor Relations Board prosecutors brought a complaint against Mozilla accusing the maker of the Firefox web browser of violating federal labor law by rejecting an applicant who led a conversation about her job search on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
The National Labor Relations Board correctly held that Johns Manville illegally withheld documents as part of a grievance with a Teamsters local, the Fifth Circuit said, ruling that the documents were necessary for the union to investigate possible violations of a collective bargaining agreement.
National Labor Relations Board prosecutors are pursuing an "extreme remedy" by trying to force the reopening of business operations and the reinstatement of terminated workers, a community and school gardening nonprofit argued, telling a Colorado federal court that it doesn't employ workers in the relevant bargaining unit.
The company that runs Boston's commuter trains must face a Teamsters-affiliated union's bid to enforce an arbitration award that required a pay raise offer, with a Massachusetts federal judge rejecting the company's argument that he lacks jurisdiction over the dispute.
Starbucks defended a district court decision that tossed a National Labor Relations Board injunction bid in Buffalo, New York, over the board's refusal to back down in a linked suit, telling the Second Circuit that the judge's discovery order and subsequent sanction to enforce it were fair.
Conference realignment will seem tame compared to the regulatory and policy developments likely to transform college sports in the near future, addressing questions surrounding the employment status of student-athletes, athlete compensation and transgender athletes, say attorneys at O'Melveny.
Following recent historic strikes in the automotive, entertainment and health care industries, employers of all types can learn key insights about how unions may approach negotiations and strikes going forward, and nonunionized workplaces should anticipate a drive for increased union membership, say Lenny Feigel and Mark Neuberger at Foley & Lardner.
The Second Circuit 's recent decision in Eisenhauer v. Culinary Institute of America reversed a long-held understanding of the Equal Pay Act, ultimately making it easier for employers to defend against equal pay claims brought under federal law, but it is not a clear escape hatch for employers, say Thelma Akpan and Katelyn McCombs at Littler.
State and federal examination of employee training repayment agreements has intensified, and with the potential for this tool to soon be severely limited, employers should review their options, including pivoting to other retention strategies, says Aaron Vance at Barnes & Thornburg.
The National Labor Relations Board’s return to a broad definition of “joint employer” will expose companies — even those with only theoretical control of their outside consultants, contractors or franchise workers — to increased labor obligations and risks, further escalating their already expanding National Labor Relations Act liabilities, says William Kishman at Squire Patton.
There are many possible legal ramifications associated with integrating artificial intelligence tools and solutions into workplaces, including unionized workplaces' employer obligations under the National Labor Relations Act, and health and safety issues concerning robots and AI, say attorneys at Proskauer.
The National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions and general counsel memos mark the strong beginning of a trend toward greater pro-employee protections, so employers should proactively engage in risk management by revisiting their handbook policies accordingly, say attorneys at Foley & Lardner.
If the U.S. Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision in the Loper Bright v. Raimondi commercial fisheries' case overrules judicial deference to federal agencies' legal interpretations, it could carry over to the National Labor Relations Board's vacillating interpretations of the National Labor Relations Act, bringing a measure of predictability to the board’s administration of the law, says Corey Franklin at FordHarrison.
A recent move by the U.S. House of Representatives to raise the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots from 65 to 67 has reignited a decades-long debate — but this issue is best addressed through collective bargaining between carriers and pilots, rather than through legislation, says Alan Hoffman, a retired attorney and aviation expert.
The National Labor Relations Board's recent rulings in Wendt and Tecnocap on unilateral changes to employment terms shift bargaining leverage away from companies, but certain considerations can help employers navigate a contractual hiatus and negotiations for a first union contract, says Henry Morris Jr. at ArentFox Schiff.
In light of skyrocketing premiums, tricky exclusions and dwindling options, New York cooperative corporations must carefully review potential contractors' insurance policies in order to secure full protection, as even seemingly minor contractor jobs can carry significant risk due to New York labor laws, says Eliot Zuckerman at Smith Gambrell.
Given the National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision in Miller Plastics to implement a broader standard for when it will protect individual protests, employers must be careful to not open themselves to unfair labor practice claims when disciplining employees with personal gripes, says Mohamed Barry at Fisher Phillips.
A Delaware federal court's recent decision in United Steelworkers v. Braeburn is important for potential asset purchasers in Section 363 bankruptcy sales as it found the purchaser was subject to obligations under the National Labor Relations Act notwithstanding language in the sale approval order transferring the debtor's assets free and clear of successor liability, say attorneys at Arnold & Porter.