A new proposal pending in the Senate would prevent funding for the implementation of a controversial ruling by the National Labor Relations Board allowing the creation of so-called “micro-unions” in the nation’s workplaces.
Hitting back in the multi-district litigation brought by current and former professional football players alleging injuries from head trauma, the National Football League has filed a motion to dismiss the suits as “labor disputes” preempted by federal law.
WASHINGTON – Requiring employees to sign mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements that prevent them from collectively pursuing employment-related legal claims in any other forum violates the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled.
Employees could seek payment for the time they spent donning and doffing safety gear – even though the time was non-compensatory under the terms of their union contract, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
The Air Line Pilots Association International agreed to pay $44 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a group of United Airlines pilots claiming the organization didn’t adequately represent their interests while the carrier’s corporate parent was in bankruptcy.
What happens when a dispute arises with a party who is a not a signatory to a collective bargaining agreement? Can that outside party be sued in court for tortious interference, or does the mandatory arbitration clause in the contract still apply?
A clause in a collective bargaining agreement that requires arbitration of employees’ age bias claims is enforceable as a matter of federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a split decision.