In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, holding that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act provides protection to closely held corporations to refuse, for religious reasons, to provide birth control methods and services to employees under the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, the issue of accommodating an employee’s
Don’t Look Now But Something Unusual Happened at the NLRB
Today’s post comes courtesy of my colleague Jarad Lucan who weaves baseball and labor law into a single post. Well, baseball, labor law and Wal-mart.
And he reminds us that the National Labor Relations Board still has the ability to surprise….
With spring training just around the corner, I’m reminded of one of…
The Beginning of the End for Wage & Hour Class Actions Through Arbitration Agreements? Second Circuit Sets Stage
Suppose you have your employees’ sign agreements to arbitrate all of their employment disputes. (I’ve talked about arbitration agreements in many posts before.)
Can you have an arbitration agreement that says that an employee is precluded from bringing a Title VII (race or gender discrimination) class action claim in Court?
Employees have argued that…
Progressive Discipline Policies: What They Are And Understanding Risks and Benefits to Them
"Progressive Discipline" is a policy or practice that, over the years, has fallen out of favor with some employers.
What is it? It’s a practice — found also in some collective bargaining agreements — that typically provides a multi-step disciplinary process for many employment policy violations: a verbal warning, a written warning, a suspension, and…
BREAKING: Conn. Supreme Court Rules That Bonuses Based on Subjective Factors Are Not Wages
Remember a Connecticut appellate decision a few weeks ago that suggested that a bonus allegedly promised to an associate could be "wages" under Connecticut’s wage statutes? Indeed, a fellow Connecticut blogger suggested that 2008 was shaping to be a banner year for employees.
Well, not so fast. A new Connecticut Supreme Court decision today…