Starbucks sent a letter to the president of Workers United on Friday seeking to resume stalled contract negotiations with workers at its unionized stores, though the company did not commit to proceeding in a hybrid bargaining format the union has demanded.
The National Labor Relations Board urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to take up Starbucks' call to harmonize the federal courts' approach to vetting rare labor injunction bids, saying the differences among the tests are more semantic than practical.
A recent National Labor Relations Board complaint alleging Mozilla rejected an applicant because of her online activism offers a warning to employers not to factor candidates' organizing into hiring decisions, though the difficulty of rooting out these cases mitigates the risks.
National Labor Relations Board general counsel Jennifer Abruzzo released a memo Friday explaining coming changes to union representation election procedures, which she said will "remove unnecessary barriers" to timely elections.
A Teamsters affiliate's suit alleging BNSF Railway Co. unlawfully hired outside contractors to perform maintenance-of-way work must head to arbitration, a Nebraska federal judge ruled Friday, saying the court doesn't have jurisdiction to review the union's case.
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is unconstitutionally prohibiting Teamsters-represented DHL employees from picketing on a public street in front of the company's hub during a strike, the union told a Kentucky federal court, asking it to issue an injunction lifting the airport's ban.
A trucking company owner illegally responded to a union flyer by telling workers that they would have gotten a wage hike already if they hadn't taken part in organizing activities, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled, saying the owner's statement lacks protection under federal labor law.
This week, the Second Circuit will consider a former Federal Aviation Administration employee's lawsuit claiming he was retaliated against for a race discrimination suit he filed against the agency. Here, Law360 explores this and other major labor and employment cases on the docket in New York.
In the coming week, attorneys should watch for a potential judgment on the pleadings in a proposed wage and hour class action against United Airlines Inc. Here's a look at that case and other labor and employment matters coming up in California.
National Labor Relations Board prosecutors opposed a Blue Man Group-affiliated New York City private school's bid to toss a Second Circuit petition to enforce an unfair labor practice case order, saying the shuttered school's move to dissolve hasn't yet mooted the case.
The Ninth Circuit can decide immediately whether the U.S. Department of Labor should have required employers to pay foreign harvest workers at a higher rate available, a union and a worker said, arguing the issue at stake is straightforward.
Creating arrest quotas and allegedly disciplining police who wouldn't comply doesn't bar Whittier, California, from insurance coverage of a $3 million settlement with officers, because such conduct wasn't willfully harmful, a California state appeals panel found, addressing the interplay between retaliation protection and insurance codes for the first time.
The International Longshoremen's Association has urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a Fourth Circuit ruling that let the union pursue a lawsuit against a shippers' group over labor allocation at a new Port of Charleston terminal, saying Thursday that case law backs the appellate court's decision.
A California bankruptcy judge told an attorney for a bankrupt union Thursday that while she agreed insolvency law did not prevent the group's Ninth Circuit appeal of a National Labor Relations Board decision from going forward, that call is the Ninth Circuit's to make, not hers.
The United Auto Workers are organizing again at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the union said Thursday, adding to a list of more than a dozen nonunion automakers where the UAW has campaigns underway.
The National Labor Relations Board granted agency prosecutors' motion for default judgment in a case accusing an International Longshoremen's Association local of blacklisting a member from jobs at a hiring hall after he requested information to determine whether job referrals were dispensed fairly.
The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys urged a New York federal judge to lift a restraining order blocking a vote on whether to issue a resolution on the crisis in Israel and Gaza, saying a state judge's order infringes its constitutional rights to speak out.
Former Philadelphia union leader John Dougherty on Thursday was convicted of charges that he and others bilked the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, dealing another blow to Dougherty, who has already been convicted of bribery in the sprawling prosecution.
Phillips 66 illegally used rules about camera use to fire a worker and discipline another employee who took part in protected activities, the National Labor Relations Board said, severing a claim about the legality of the company's policies and sending it back to an agency judge for reconsideration.
Starbucks violated federal labor law by barring workers at a New York City mega cafe from wearing pro-union T-shirts, a National Labor Relations Board judge said Wednesday, applying the board's revised test for vetting employers' dress codes.
A Ninth Circuit judge on Wednesday questioned Starbucks' confidence that the National Labor Relations Board should not have held a union election via mail over pandemic health concerns, noting COVID-19 case numbers were "bouncing all over the place" at the time.
The Eighth Circuit knocked the National Labor Relations Board's analysis of a U.S. Air Force contractor's termination of more than a dozen workers who discussed unionizing, saying in a decision Wednesday that evidence didn't support the board's findings of federal labor law violations.
A group of Wells Fargo retail banking employees in Florida filed a representation election petition Wednesday, a Communications Workers of America-backed advocacy group said, marking the third time frontline workers have done so at the banking giant.
A Second Circuit panel appeared receptive Wednesday to a New York hospital's attempt to overturn a National Labor Relations Board decision that held it unlawfully fired a nurse who left an operating room to participate in a union action, with judges questioning whether anti-union sentiment motivated the hospital to fire her.
SAG-AFTRA members voted to ratify a three-year labor contract worth over $1 billion with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers that includes minimum compensation increases and protections related to the use of artificial intelligence, the union announced Tuesday.
A group of nurses accused a healthcare company of requiring them to sign illegal training repayment agreement provisions and suing them for breach of contract in Ohio state court, according to copies of the charges obtained by Law360 on Tuesday.
A California federal judge will not allow Hilton Management LLC to immediately appeal his decision preserving claims that the hotel operator pocketed tips bound for banquet servers, ruling Tuesday that another court would not likely rule that service fees charged to customers weren't tips.
Trader Joe's will stop grading employees on whether they smile on the job at its unionized locations in Minneapolis; Hadley, Massachusetts; and Oakland, California, pursuant to an agreement struck between the company and Trader Joe's United on Tuesday.
In light of shifting federal infrastructure priorities and recent updates to U.S. Department of Labor regulations, employers should take the time to revisit the basics of prevailing wage requirements for federal contractors under the Davis-Bacon Act and similar laws, says Timothy Taylor at Holland & Knight.
President Joe Biden's recent memorandum on protecting worker rights is one of the most expansive statements the administration has made regarding international labor rights policy, and reflects several points of which businesses should take note, including the government’s interest in working with the private sector on these issues and a notable focus on the transition to clean energy, say Tom Plotkin and Pegah Nabili at Covington.
The National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s recent announcement of increased interagency cooperation may suggest that each agency will be expanding its scope of inquiry moving forward, and signals that employers need to be prepared for inspections that implicate both OSHA and NLRB issues, say attorneys at Baker Donelson.
Conference realignment will seem tame compared to the regulatory and policy developments likely to transform college sports in the near future, addressing questions surrounding the employment status of student-athletes, athlete compensation and transgender athletes, say attorneys at O'Melveny.
Following recent historic strikes in the automotive, entertainment and health care industries, employers of all types can learn key insights about how unions may approach negotiations and strikes going forward, and nonunionized workplaces should anticipate a drive for increased union membership, say Lenny Feigel and Mark Neuberger at Foley & Lardner.
The Second Circuit 's recent decision in Eisenhauer v. Culinary Institute of America reversed a long-held understanding of the Equal Pay Act, ultimately making it easier for employers to defend against equal pay claims brought under federal law, but it is not a clear escape hatch for employers, say Thelma Akpan and Katelyn McCombs at Littler.
State and federal examination of employee training repayment agreements has intensified, and with the potential for this tool to soon be severely limited, employers should review their options, including pivoting to other retention strategies, says Aaron Vance at Barnes & Thornburg.
The National Labor Relations Board’s return to a broad definition of “joint employer” will expose companies — even those with only theoretical control of their outside consultants, contractors or franchise workers — to increased labor obligations and risks, further escalating their already expanding National Labor Relations Act liabilities, says William Kishman at Squire Patton.
There are many possible legal ramifications associated with integrating artificial intelligence tools and solutions into workplaces, including unionized workplaces' employer obligations under the National Labor Relations Act, and health and safety issues concerning robots and AI, say attorneys at Proskauer.
The National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions and general counsel memos mark the strong beginning of a trend toward greater pro-employee protections, so employers should proactively engage in risk management by revisiting their handbook policies accordingly, say attorneys at Foley & Lardner.
If the U.S. Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision in the Loper Bright v. Raimondi commercial fisheries' case overrules judicial deference to federal agencies' legal interpretations, it could carry over to the National Labor Relations Board's vacillating interpretations of the National Labor Relations Act, bringing a measure of predictability to the board’s administration of the law, says Corey Franklin at FordHarrison.
A recent move by the U.S. House of Representatives to raise the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots from 65 to 67 has reignited a decades-long debate — but this issue is best addressed through collective bargaining between carriers and pilots, rather than through legislation, says Alan Hoffman, a retired attorney and aviation expert.
The National Labor Relations Board's recent rulings in Wendt and Tecnocap on unilateral changes to employment terms shift bargaining leverage away from companies, but certain considerations can help employers navigate a contractual hiatus and negotiations for a first union contract, says Henry Morris Jr. at ArentFox Schiff.