Seyfarth Synopsis: Now that the Legislature’s September 14, 2023 deadline to pass bills to the Governor has come and gone, we are providing an overview of which employment bills are before the Governor for consideration, including bills that impact non-compete agreements, FEHA protected categories, paidContinue Reading Legislative Update: Nearing the End of the Road (for 2023)
Seyfarth Synopsis: In an en banc decision, the Washington Supreme Court struck down a recent challenge of the state’s prevailing wage rate law. A 2018 amendment to the law provides that when a county has at least one collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) for a trade or occupation, the highest rate in any…Continue Reading Washington Contractors Fail To Prevail: Changes To Act Held Constitutional By State’s Highest Court
Seyfarth Synopsis: NLRB rules that the operators of the Detroit Masonic Temple unlawfully refused to bargain with a union that represented various engineers and maintenance workers at the temple, even though none of the remaining members of the bargaining unit were union members.
NLRB Chairman Pearce and Members Miscimarra and McFerran unanimously ruled that the…
Continue Reading NLRB Finds that Employer Unlawfully Refused to Bargain with Union
Seyfarth Synopsis: Even in the face of a collective bargaining agreement the State of Arkansas reconsiders whether employees should be compensated for time they spend putting on and taking off required protective gear.
A divided Arkansas Supreme Court recently ruled that a food manufacturing company violated…
Continue Reading Food Manufacturer Found Liable in Donning and Doffing Case
Employers scored a big victory in In re Trump Entertainment Resorts, a case of first impression in the Third Circuit, which held that a debtor-employer can terminate their obligations under an expired Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and implement the terms of a final offer.
By way of background, Trump Entertainment employs 1,467…
Continue Reading Third Circuit Allows Termination of Expired CBA Obligations