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A $21 million lesson for joint employers

USA - June 16 2014 Schneider Logistics Inc. (Schneider) agreed last month to pay a staggering $21 million to settle a class-action civil lawsuit brought by workers at a…

Anne M. Carroll

NLRB regional office rules that collegiate athletes are “employees”

USA - March 27 2014 On March 26, 2014, the Chicago Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that Northwestern University football players are…

Robert W. Mulcahy, Carlos R. Pastrana-Torres

Take your ball and go home: Alex Rodriguez withdraws lawsuit

USA - February 13 2014 Major League Baseball (MLB) player Alex Rodriguez sued MLB and his own union in federal court, seeking to have his 162-game suspension for using…

Steven A. Nigh

Collegiate student-athlete union seeks NLRB recognition

USA - February 10 2014 On January 28, 2014, Northwestern University football players took a historic first step toward having collegiate student-athletes recognized as…

Carlos R. Pastrana-Torres

Clearing the air: employers should consider their policies on smoking in the workplace to keep pace with the rising use of e-cigarettes

USA - February 3 2014 The growing popularity of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," has sparked a new dilemma for employers who will have to decide how to address…

Anne M. Carroll