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Agencies beware: Supreme Court leans toward air marshal whistleblower in oral argument

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2014

On November 4, 2014, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dep’t of Homeland Security v. MacLean, bringing closer to an end the lengthy dispute

DOL refills states’ war chests for independent contractor misclassification crackdown

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $10.2 million in grants to 19 states for continued independent contractor misclassification detection and

Publix to pay $6.8 million settlement over noncompliant background check forms

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2014

If your company's background check disclosure form includes a release of liability, take it out. Less than a year after a federal district court in

California district court rejects yet another class settlement

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

In yet another decision rejecting a settlement of an employment class action, the Northern District of California refused to approve a settlement of

insubordination: NLRB affirms refusal to re-hire employees based upon Facebook exchange

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2014

In prior articles, we have discussed various decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) protecting employee social media

United States Supreme Court strikes down President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Boardhundreds of NLRB decisions invalidated

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2014

In its much anticipated decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, 573 U.S. __ (2014), the Supreme Court of the United States has

Alert! Raising the stakes: NLRB expands remedies for labor law violations

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2014

The price of poker just went up for employers facing unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, or Board). On

High-court showdown looming? NLRB defends D.R. Horton Section 7 decision with full-throated rebuttal in Murphy Oil

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2014

In the wake of Federal Circuit courts rejecting its position on the issue of class action waivers, the National Labor Relations Board is digging in

FAAAA keeps "trucking" through California meal and rest break laws

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2012

We have previously wrote about the recent success of California trucking companies defeating California meal and rest break claims by arguing that the laws are preempted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA

Ninth Circuit upholds TERO requirements in Indian country mineral leasing

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2014

Conducting commercial operations on tribal lands can pose significant challenges for non-Indian companies. Demonstrating sensitivity to the cultural