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NLRB Issues Important Decision Regarding What Constitutes “Protected Concerted Activity” in Union and Union-Free Environments Under Federal Labor Law

In yet another case that impacts both union and non-union employers, the Republican-majority National Labor Relations Board (Board) overruled Obama-era precedent and substantially narrowed what is considered “protected concerted activities” by workers under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in … Continue reading

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Labor Power and Industrial and Political Democracy

Ewan McGaughey, Democracy in America at Work: The History of Labor’s Vote in Corporate Governance, 42 Seattle U. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2019), available at SSRN. Catherine Fisk Like everybody else, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about democracy. How … Continue reading

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New Year, New Labor Laws to Know

Employers need to make sure to be aware of new labor laws that could affect them in the new year. As you draw up your list of New Year’s resolutions, resolve to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with … Continue reading

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Big Win for the Healthcare Industry on Meal Break Waivers as the California Supreme Court Resolves an Apparent Conflict in the Labor Code and IWC Wage Order

On December 10, the California Supreme Court issued an impactful decision for the healthcare industry. In Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, the unanimous Court endorsed the Hospitals’ meal break policy, over which the parties had battled for more … Continue reading

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New Front in the Labor War Between Uber and Its Drivers

By connecting more independent entrepreneurs with customers than ever before, Internet-based applications like Uber have helped the “gig economy” grow three times faster than the rest of the economy. Some of these workers, however, claim they are not independent contractors—who … Continue reading

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