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Amazon’s Worker Cages and Some Reminders on the Publicity and Value of Patents

Amazon’s patent (U.S. Patent No. 9,280,157) for a “System and Method for Transporting Personnel Within an Active Workspace” has been in the news recently. The invention is described as a device for keeping human workers safe in an automated (i.e., … Continue reading

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FIFO worker engaged as a casual entitled to annual leave

A FIFO worker who was purportedly engaged as a “casual” under an enterprise agreement has successfully claimed an entitlement to annual leave under both the National Employment Standards (NES) and the terms of the enterprise agreement. The full Federal Court … Continue reading

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The EEOC’s Betrayal of the Trust and Faith of the American Worker

The EEOC recently declared that its judges are mere attorneys who are not  required to follow any code of judicial ethics. Several decisions by EEOC “judges”  have come to light in recent months that reflect gross errors and shocking omissions, … Continue reading

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County Worker on FMLA Leave Deemed “Unemployed” Under Texas Unemployment Compensation Act

The Texas Supreme Court recently concluded that a county employee on unpaid medical leave was “unemployed” within the meaning of the Texas unemployment compensation statute. The court’s ruling is surprising, because it appears to create a right to unemployment benefits … Continue reading

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Can California Revive Its Immigrant Worker Protection Act?

Seyfarth Synopsis: California enacted its Immigrant Worker Protection Act (IWPA) to make it more difficult for federal immigration enforcement agents to access nonpublic areas of employer worksites and private employee records. The U.S. Justice Department, however, recently persuaded a federal district court … Continue reading

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