Top labor and employment developments in February 2018

By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D. In case you missed Employment Law Daily’s in-depth coverage, here’s a recap of some of the key developments in the L&E community for the short month of February 2018. Below are highlights, but you can access the full recap here: At the Supreme Court Janus argument reveals deep split among Justices. Will public-sector unions will be permitted to collect so-called “agency” or “fair-share” fees going forward? SCOTUS denies Dodd-Frank protections to internal whistleblowers. Only whistleblowers who report to the SEC are protected against employment retaliation under Dodd-Frank, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled. Yard-Man inferences can’t create ambiguity in CBA to find lifetime health benefits vesting. Responding to a certiorari petition, the Supreme Court reversed and remanded a Sixth Circuit decision that had held that the same Yard-Man inferences it once used to presume lifetime vesting of retiree…

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