MADISON, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) – A Wisconsin corporation that sells home improvement goods alleges a federal agency has exceeded its authority regarding a lawsuit.
National Labor Relations Board News
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 30 that she is leading a coalition of 12 attorneys general in supporting the National Labor Relations Board’s decision that misclassifying employees as independent contractors is an unfair labor practice.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Well-versed in federal and state labor law matters, award-winning attorney James Nicholas has much to say about two recent National Labor Board Relations (NLRB) verdict reversals.
The Oct. 2 oral argument date means a decision likely won’t be reached in the cases -- Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young v. Morris and NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA Inc. -- until late this year or even early 2018.
Soon after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s ruling, the Ninth Circuit went the other way, instead siding with the NLRB’s approach and ruling that individual arbitration waiver agreements are unenforceable under federal law. Other cases raising the same issue currently are pending before the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits.
The federal appeals court vacated a California federal court’s order compelling individual arbitration in a class action filed against audit firm Ernst & Young by its employees.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The National Labor Relations Board has found that a mobile phone company has violated the National Labor Relations Act by expecting employees to maintain a positive work environment.