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U.S. Supreme Court narrows public-sector unions' ability to collect special assessments or extra union dues and raises doubts about "fair share fees"
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court held Thursday, June 21, that the Service Employees International Union violated the First Amendment rights of California state employees when it imposed a special political assessment without first issuing a notice explaining the additional fees and giving nonunion members a chance to object


California appeals court finds viable wrongful termination claim for firing employee based on prior employer's noncompete
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2010

In Silguero v. Creteguard, Inc., No. B215179, (decided July 30, 2010), a California Court of Appeals held that a terminated employee had a viable claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy against the employer who terminated him in accordance with a prior employer's noncompete agreement with the employee


New EEOC regulations implement the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2011

On January 10, 2011, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) took effect, interpreting and clarifying the Act's employment provisions


U.S. Supreme Court approves monitoring of employer-owned electronic equipment
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2010

In City of Ontario, California v. Quon, No. 08-1332, (decided June 17, 2010), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the City's search of an employee's text messages sent through and received on a City-issued pager was reasonable, and accordingly, the City did not violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


Supreme Court endorses "cat's paw" theory of employer liability for discriminatory employment actions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2011

On March 1, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a near-unanimous decision in the closely watched employment case, Staub v. Proctor Hospital, No. 90-400


Congress considers mandating paid leave for employees
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2009

In yet another example of how the legislative landscape has changed for employers since the 2008 election, two pieces of legislation recently introduced in Congress would require employers to provide paid leave for their employees


EFCA update: compromise, delay and uncertainty
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2009

For the past few months, Senate leadership has been managing expectations on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), the bill backed by organized labor designed to make it easier to organize employees and negotiate first-time contracts


2010 new law: Civil Air Patrol leave
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

California employers, both private and public, who employ more than fifteen employees, will be required to provide no less than ten days of leave per year for volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol


2010 new law: Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") amendments
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

The 2010 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") expanded coverage for military exigency leave and military caregiver leave under the FMLA


FLSA requires lactation accommodation by employers
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2011

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), the FLSA was amended to require employers to provide non-exempt employees with a private location and reasonable time to express breast milk whenever the employee has a need to