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An NLRB analysis of union representation cases in the last year reveals there is now about 14 days off the time between initial filings of an election petition and actual balloting.
Merely being obese is not a disability under the ADA, a panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
The free-speech rights of government employees got a boost April 25 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-2 that it’s illegal to demote or fire a public servant for supporting a particular politician.
Some federal courts may be perceived as more favorable to employees because of the demographic pool from which they draw jurors.
Drivers who deliver merchandise via interstate commerce aren’t covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, but by the Motor Carrier Act.
A telemarketing company will have to pay $1.75 million to 6,000 employees after a federal judge ruled the company’s policy of making employees clock out to go to the bathroom violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has said that a former employer may re­­ceive an injunction against a former em­­ployee who works for a competitor when the employee had signed a clear but limited agreement not to compete.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined attorneys general from across the nation pressing large retailers to make their employees’ schedules more predictable.
A federal court has stricken unconscionable parts of an arbitration agreement and ordered arbitration of the remaining parts.
Supervisors must understand that they have a responsibility to stop harassment immediately and take steps to prevent it from recurring.
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