Archive for the ‘Labor Relations’ Category

McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchises

A federal court in California recently ruled in favor of McDonald’s finding that it does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises and was not responsible for any alleged wage and hour violations. The court granted McDonald’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing the wage and hour lawsuit against the company (Salazar v. […]

17 Mar 17 - Compensation, Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Employee Walkout? Work It Out

Quite a few news reports discuss recent employee walkouts across the country in protest of federal policies, such as the recent “Day Without Immigrants” protests. Employers are obviously concerned about how these protests might affect their business operations and what they should do. Employers want to be able to ensure productivity and maintain attendance policies. […]

6 Mar 17 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or if, instead, such waivers violate the labor law provisions found in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The Court agreed to consolidate three […]

17 Jan 17 - Hiring, Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize

Following on the heels of last year’s expansive Browning-Ferris decision that redefined the joint-employer standard, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has now issued a decision that multiplies the problem for employers with temporary/contingent workers. In Miller & Anderson, Inc., the NLRB overturned long-established precedent to hold that temporary workers supplied by a staffing agency […]

20 Jul 16 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

High Court Deadlocks on Union Fee Case

In a one sentence ruling, a deadlocked United States Supreme Court upheld a system allowing public employers to require nonunion public workers to pay what are called “fair share” union fees. With the recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, there was no deciding vote to break the 4-4 tie. This highly watched labor case is […]

29 Mar 16 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »