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“First kill all the lawyers” – Obama’s persuader rules target employer’s right to counsel

USA - December 2 2013 While most Americans were preparing for their Thanksgiving Feast, President Obama showed his thanks last week to Big Labor and its hundreds of…

Steven M. Swirsky.

NLRB says employer can’t fire employee for vulgar and threatening statements

USA - September 26 2012 Seemingly ignoring the requirements for employers to keep a harassment free workplace and disregarding their right to keep a respectful and orderly environment, last week in Fresenius USA Manufacturing, Inc. the NLRB found that the company committed an unfair labor practice by terminating an employee who admitted to using vulgar and threatening language.

AB 9 Extends Employees’ Statute of Limitations to File Discrimination Charges in California to Three Years—Employers, This Affects You!

USA - October 15 2019 On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 9 into law, which, effective January 1, 2020, will extend the time an employee has to…

Story E. Cunningham.

Another Tidal Wave of New California Laws Will Impact Employers in 2018 and Beyond

USA - December 21 2017 Earlier this month, the American Tort Reform Foundation released the 2017-18 "Judicial Hellholes" list. California came in second, surpassed only by…

Amy B. Messigian, Andrea K. Douglas, Jonathan M. Brenner, Katrina J. Walasik, Matthew A. Goodin.

Increased NLRB use of section 10(j) injunctions interferes with employer rights in collective bargaining

USA - August 14 2014 In May, we cautioned employers that the NLRB would be increasing its aggressive pursuit of injunctions under Section 10(j) of the Act to pressure…

Peter M. Panken, Steven M. Swirsky.