Throughout much of 2023, businesses found themselves in a challenging position as they continued to grapple with defending against Illinois Biometric Information Privacy (BIPA) class action lawsuits. The year began on a somber note with the Illinois Supreme Court delivering unfavorable decisions on two pivotal threshold matters. However, rays of hope emerged whenContinue Reading Privacy In Focus: BIPA’s Current Landscape and the Crucial Role of Statutory Exemptions
Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 6, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Baro v. Lake County Federation of Teachers. The three-judge panel unanimously held that the Plaintiff’s mistaken agreement to join a labor union was not a violation of her First Amendment rights…Continue Reading No Takebacks! Seventh Circuit Upholds Mistaken Union Membership
Seyfarth Synopsis: When a new President is about to shift the balance of power at the National Labor Relations Board, a Board dissent can foreshadow how the newly constituted Board will consider a similar issue. Such is the case in Stericycle, Inc., a February 17, 2021 divided Board decision addressing unilateral …
Continue Reading NLRB Dissent In Employee Handbook Decision Provides A Roadmap for Future Cases, Unfortunately
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