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NLRB Narrows Definition of “Protected Concerted Activity” in a Decision that Benefits Both Union and Non-Union Employers

USA - February 5 2019 On January 11, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision narrowing the scope of what qualifies as “protected concerted activity”…

Key Labor & Employment Issues Facing Retailers

USA - November 8 2018 More and more, retailers turn to novel staffing models to meet the demands of today's consumer. But retailers must continue to carefully structure…

Export Control Hiring Practices Continue to Challenge Employers

USA - November 1 2018 Two recent settlements between employers and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) highlight the complex interplay between U.S. immigration and export…

Elizabeth (Liz) Laskey LaRocca

Ninth Circuit Decertifies Class of 160,000 Alleging Misclassification as Independent Contractors

USA - September 25 2018 On September 25, 2018, the Ninth Circuit granted Uber’s motion to compel arbitration and decertified a class of 160,000 drivers alleging violations of…

DOL Guidance on FMLA, No-Fault Attendance Policy, and Wellness Screenings

USA - August 29 2018 On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division issued six new Advisory Opinion letters offering employers guidance on a range…