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Public school students sue California; Court rules fundamental right to “quality of education”
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • June 12 2014

Vergara v. California could become one of the most important cases to ever be litigated in California. The lawsuit's outcome stands to impact

Circuit Court rules that Public Act 53's bar on dues withholding under a collective bargaining agreement executed while federal court injunction was in place does not violate constitutional impairment of contract clauses
  • Clark Hill PLC
  • USA
  • April 2 2014

Public Act 53 of 2012, effective March 16, 2012, forbade public school employers from withholding union dues or service fees from the pay of public

Police officer’s Facebook rants not protected speech under the First Amendment, federal court rules
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 3 2014

A 26-year veteran police officer's "venting on Facebook" about her department's decision not to send officers to attend the funeral of an officer

After the collective agreement expires: unilateral changes in conditions of employment
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Canada
  • June 27 2014

On June 4, 2014, in British Columbia Public School Employers' Association -and- British Columbia Teachers' Federation, BCLRB No. B1042014, the

The “dog ate my Affirmative Action Plan” and other bad excuses for not getting the job done
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • June 5 2014

In a welcome common sense decision, the California Court of Appeal in Serri v. Santa Clara University affirmed summary judgment granted to Santa

Using Facebook "like" is free speech
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2013

A court ruled that "like" is "is the Internet equivalent of displaying a political sign in one's front yard" and that a former employee

Supreme Court invalidates recess appointments to NLRB
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that President Obama's recess appointments of Members Block, Griffin, and Flynn to the

Acceptable use of technology policies: how to manage employee privacy expectations with respect to personal use of school technology
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 8 2014

When school employees are permitted to use their work computers for personal purposes, they are entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy

Sixth Circuit stands by school system's promotion decisions
  • Butler Snow LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2013

Both public and private employers should take note of a recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected a disgruntled employee's

Supreme Court rejects President’s recess appointments as unconstitutional
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2014

In a long-awaited monumental opinion, the Supreme Court today held unanimously that President Obama's purported "recess appointments" to the National