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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA | 12 Jul 2013

United States Supreme Court decides significant cases impacting employers

Closing out its term, the Supreme Court of the United States recently issued several important decisions that have a direct impact on employers


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA | 16 Jan 2013

Labor and employment law 2013: a year-end review

As we embark upon a new year, now is the time to look back at the significant labor and employment law developments of 2012 and prepare for new


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA | 17 Oct 2012

Social media: more headaches for employers

Effective January 1, 2013, California employers will be prohibited from requesting or requiring employees or applicants to provide their personal social media account access information.


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA | 30 Jan 2012

DLSE issues revised FAQs regarding required wage notice

The California Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), which became effective on January 1, 2012, requires private-sector employers to provide a written wage notice “at the time of hiring” to nonexempt employees (excluding most employees who are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.).


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2011

Antisocial behavior and social media: a dilemma for employer

In 2010, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) made national headlines by issuing a complaint accusing an employer of unlawfully discharging an employee for posting critical remarks about her supervisor on her personal Facebook page.


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA | 31 Jan 2011

Opening the floodgates? Everybody and her fiancé can sue

In Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, a decision that expands the scope of retaliation claims under Title VII, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that "third-party" retaliation against someone "closely related to or associated with" an employee who has engaged in protected activity is actionable.


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA | 8 Sep 2010

"Obama Board" tips the scale towards labor in long-awaited secondary boycott decision

In a decision announced on September 2, 2010, the newly constituted National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board), with three new members appointed by President Obama, ruled that a union may display large stationary banners in front of a neutral employer's business in order to alert the public that the neutral employer is doing business with a non union employer with whom the union has a dispute.

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