Posts Tagged ‘US Supreme Court’

High Court Ruling Affects Public-Sector Unions

In a landmark 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a system requiring nonunion public workers to pay what are called “fair share” or “agency” union fees, holding that such fees violate the First Amendment. This highly watched labor case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has broad implications for 23 […]

5 Jul 18 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

“I Quit” — Supreme Court Decides When Clock Starts on Constructive Discharge Claims

Today, the United States Supreme Court decided when the time limit begins to run for filing a federal employment discrimination claim for constructive discharge and resolved a split among the federal circuits. An employee who resigns in the face of intolerable discriminatory or harassing working conditions can bring a claim for wrongful termination, known as […]

23 May 16 - Discrimination - 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 »

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge of California Teacher Union Fee

Ruling Will Affect All Public Employee Unions The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments about the validity of a fee the California Teachers Association (CTA) charges nonunion members to cover the cost of representing them in contract negotiations. In the case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, 10 California teachers and the Christian Educators Association […]

15 Jan 16 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

This U.S. Supreme Court decision is another strong indication that states cannot target or discriminate against arbitration agreements.

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses State Court to Reinforce Arbitration to Resolve Disputes

Further emphasizing the federal policy favoring arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court last week again reversed a California decision that failed to enforce the terms of an arbitration agreement. The 6-3 decision on December 14 came in the case of DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia. Arbitration Provision In DIRECTV, the service agreement contained an […]

21 Dec 15 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »