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Employment Law Worldview Blog

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Upcoming NLRB Developments Should Significantly Affect Employer Property Rights and the Processing of Unfair Labor Practice Charges (US)

USA - August 9 2018 Over the last week, the National Labor Relations Board has sent signals that it will significantly change how it addresses certain employer property…

Sweating the small stuff - proposed expansion of gender pay reporting regime

United Kingdom - August 7 2018 So now the House of Commons Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has recommended the extension of Gender Pay Gap reporting to employers…

Minutes Count: California Supreme Court Rejects De Minimis Doctrine for Wage Claim

USA - July 29 2018 On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court ruled in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation that the federal de minimis doctrine does not apply to a…

Sleepovers and the NMW - clarity at last for the UK care sector

United Kingdom - July 18 2018 The Court of Appeal handed down its much anticipated judgment on Friday last week in the joined cases of Royal Mencap v Thompson Blake and John…

NLRB Announces New Pilot ADR Program

USA - July 12 2018 On July 10, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced the launch of a new pilot program to enhance the use of its existing alternative…

Federal Court: Franchisors and Other Businesses Do Not Create Joint Employment Via “Brand Protection” and Indirect Control (US)

USA - July 2 2018 Earlier this decade, hardly a week passed without some court or agency interpreting the joint employment doctrine more expansively than before…

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Fair Share Fees for Public Sector Unions

USA - June 27 2018 On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision that public sector unions may no longer collect so-called “fair share”…

New Acas guidance on UK overtime fluffs holiday pay advice (again)

United Kingdom - June 26 2018 Perhaps that is not really fair - Acas’ new guidance on overtime certainly does what it can to help employers on the vexed question of whether and how…

UK trade union representative unfairly dismissed despite unlawful misuse of confidential information. Really?

United Kingdom - June 19 2018 Apparently, said the Court of Appeal, the unlawful retention and circulation of confidential material by a union representative “was not a sufficient…

Employment Litigation Impacted By U.S. Supreme Court Decision Reining In Successive Attempts at Class Litigation

USA - June 11 2018 In 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah, 414 U.S. 538, that the timely filing of a class action complaint…