Archive for the ‘Labor Relations’ Category

Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that class action waivers contained in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Nos. 16-285, 16-300, 16-307 (May 21, 2018)). Background In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the […]

24 May 18 - Hiring, Labor Relations - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Senate Labor Committee to Hear Two Job Killer Bills Today

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bills will be heard in the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee today; one deals with releasing company pay data and the other with unlawful employment practices. Both bills are opposed by a large coalition of employer groups and local chambers of commerce. SB 1284 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) Disclosure of […]

11 Apr 18 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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 »