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Are college football players on scholarships “employees?” an NLRB regional director says “yes”

USA - April 1 2014 On March 26, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board's Regional Director (RD) in Chicago ruled that Northwestern University's football players who...


U.S. Supreme Court clarifies that severance pay is taxablein most cases

USA - March 26 2014 On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-0 decision, ruled that severance payments made to employees who are involuntarily...

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Firing employees who don’t get flu shots: what risks do hospitals face?

USA - October 28 2013 As hospitals continue to see an onslaught of flu patients, they also face challenges to flu vaccination policies designed to reduce the spread of flu...


Home care workers to get minimum wage and overtime protections, DOL decides

USA - September 19 2013 Effective January 1, 2015, almost 2 million home health and personal care workers will be entitled to be paid at least the federal minimum wage and...


The new National Labor Relations Board: will it be more of the same or worse?

USA - August 8 2013 For the first time in more than ten years, the National Labor Relations Board will have five Senate-confirmed board members and no battles over...