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Can a Legislature Really Change a Collective Bargaining Agreement?

Posted in Labor Law & NLRB, Legislative Developments, Wage & Hour

My law partner, Gabe Jiran, talks today about whether it’s all that easy to change the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.  Is it just as easy as a vote? Or does it require something more? The answer has implications for all employers.   With all of the talk about the financial difficulties faced by… Continue Reading

BREAKING: Conn. Supreme Court Reconsiders Prior Decision on Collective Bargaining Agreements, Modifying Analysis

Posted in Litigation

Last month, I talked about how the Connecticut Supreme Court would start having all seven justices decide cases, instead of just five. The move will reduce the number of cases being reconsidered and lead to more consistent results. A case this morning shows why that move is the right one. First, the background: Earlier this year, the… Continue Reading

Conn. Supreme Court Looks at Past Practices Clauses and Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining in Collective Bargaining Agreements

Posted in Litigation

Here’s a warning: If you don’t get involved with labor unions or collective bargaining agreements, you might as well skip over this next post because things don’t get much more technical (or mundane, depending on your perspective) than the following case discussion.  In a divided 3-2 decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court held that the collective bargaining… Continue Reading

UAW/Foxwoods: As Media Reports Pick Up, Parties’ Silence Begins

Posted in Litigation

Last Friday, I reported on a late-breaking agreement to discuss labor matters between the UAW and Foxwoods. Since that time, media reports have been wide with editorials discussing the matter as well. The Day has been leading the way with a few reports/editorials: In an editorial, The Day indicates that this discussion is a "critical… Continue Reading

Words Matter: Being Specific In Sending an Issue to Labor Arbitration

Posted in Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Litigation

Suppose you, as an employer, have union-backed employees. The union files a grievance on behalf of three employees alleging that they did not receive "premium" pay on three holidays.  Because the dipsute cannot be resolved, the matter is sent to arbitration.  For some employers, defining the issue to be sent to arbitration may not seem… Continue Reading

Choosing the Fork in the Road: Second Circuit Upholds Collective Bargaining Agreement Between CHRO and its Union Mandating Employees Elect Their Remedy (Court or Arbitration)

Posted in CHRO & EEOC, Litigation

It’s always interesting when the state agency responsible for enforcing discrimination claims is sued for discrimination itself. It’s even more interesting when the agency takes a position that is opposite of the view of the EEOC.  But a case decided on July 7th by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals sets up that scenario.  The… Continue Reading