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Aug 13, 2015

Athletes’ Hail-Mary bid for union tests meaning of employee

U.S. regulators are poised to decide two closely watched cases that have the potential to reshape labor laws by allowing college football players to unionize and forcing companies to take more responsibility for contractors. The prospect of change following a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board is already rankling university presidents and business leaders. […]

Jul 15, 2015

4th Circuit: Joint employers can face discrimination suit

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court says an employer can’t evade anti-discrimination laws by hiring workers from a temporary employment agency. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday reinstated a South Carolina woman’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Drive Automotive Industries of America and a temporary staffing agency, ResourceMFG. […[...]

Jun 13, 2015

Lawsuit: Woodberry Kitchen used ‘shift pay’ to shaft workers on overtime

The owners of Woodberry Kitchen and its sister restaurants do not pay prep cooks daily wages unless they work 10-hour shifts, according to a potential class-action federal lawsuit filed Friday. The pastry cooks, line cooks and bread-bakers also regularly worked more than 50 hours per week but were not paid overtime, according to the lawsuit. […]

Jun 9, 2015

LA Fitness to pay $90K to settle unpaid wages claim

LA Fitness has agreed to pay nearly $50,000 in unpaid wages and overtime to settle a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit brought by four current and past employees. The health club chain also will pay more than $40,000 in attorneys’ fees, according to a joint motion for settlement filed Friday in U.S. District Court in […]

Health Connection
Oct 15, 2014

Wellness programs too onerous, EEOC says

Some companies have come under fire for implementing employee wellness programs that may be too burdensome, according to an article in the American Bar Association Journal.

Court of Appeals
Aug 19, 2014

Without appellee, a lesser opinion?

Can you think of a case before the Court of Appeals where one side was not represented at oral arguments?

Jan 5, 2014

MTA officer with kid in car gets new hearing

A fired Maryland Transit Administration police officer will have a chance to get her job back after a Maryland appeals court held the police chief violated her rights by firing her without giving her a chance to be heard.

Aug 20, 2013

Keeping your contacts in context

You should not wait for an exit interview to determine the migratory path of your data.

May 29, 2013

Unemployment rates fall in nearly all U.S. cities

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in almost all large U.S. cities in April, helped by stronger hiring. The gains show the job market is improving throughout the country. The Labor Department said Wednesday that unemployment rates declined in 344 of the 372 largest metro areas. Rates rose in just 17 cities and were unchanged in […]

May 27, 2013

Some unions now angry about health care overhaul

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters. But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law — problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions […]

Apr 19, 2013

Unemployment rates fell in 26 states in March

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in more than half the U.S. states in March even though job growth slowed. Rates fell largely because many of those out of work stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed. Unemployment rates fell in 26 states, rose in seven and were unchanged in 17. Only […]

Apr 4, 2013

Employees and health care reform: A grim prognosis?

A decision to continue to offer health care to employees may not be good for the employees.

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