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The “invisible picket line:” NLRB holds that use of large inflatable rat balloon at neutral employer’s site is not an unlawful secondary activity

USA - June 14 2011 The world of labor relations is often rough-and-tumble, but the National Labor Relations Board has imposed some rules on the conduct of labor unions to enforce federal labor law’s prohibition on certain types of “secondary activity” that would cause a third party to cease doing business with an employer with whom it has a labor dispute.

Bankruptcy Code Section 525 does not prohibit private employers from denying employment based on prior bankruptcy filing

USA - June 14 2011 Most employers know that it is unlawful to terminate the employment of or to discriminate against an individual who has previously filed bankruptcy because of his or her status as a debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Richard (Jay) J Reding.

Supreme Court limits state law restrictions on “class” arbitration waivers

USA - May 9 2011 On April 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court delivered an opinion regarding classwide arbitration that is certain to have far-reaching implications for not only class action litigation between businesses and consumers, but also for employers that use arbitration agreements with their employees.

Ashlee M Bekish.

So, what's all the fuss about "right to work" legislation?

USA - March 9 2011 Employers often remark that their state is a "right to work" state, or lament that it is not, and assume that such a law is a magic talisman that would, somehow, insulate them from unions.

On Wisconsin! On Wisconsin! Employers should not be distracted by the antics of Wisconsin public employee unions

USA - March 9 2011 The drama that is playing out in Wisconsin, the first state to grant public employees the right to form unions and engage in collective bargaining, certainly is breathtaking and, like a train wreck, it's hard not to pay attention to it.