Thoughts On the Fight for Fifteen from a Management Lawyer

By | Labor & Employment Report | March 16, 2017
moneyI have been watching, with interest and trepidation, the Baltimore City Council’s proposal to raise the minimum wage in the City to $15/hour by 2022. While I certainly understand the desire to “share the wealth” and to ensure a decent living standard, as several Council members have stated, I am very concerned about the unintended consequences of this well-meaning action – particularly on non-profit organizations. View Full Post
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Union Violates Employee’s Right to Engage in Protected Social Media Activity

By | Labor & Employment Report | November 2, 2016
As a die-hard management-side labor and employment attorney who has been frustrated with the recent flood of anti-employer decisions coming out of the National Labor Relations Board, I enjoy those infrequent moments when a union experiences a little of that pain – such as in the recent case of Laborers Union Local 91. View Full Post
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SEIU Expands Joint Employment Fight to the EEOC

By | Labor & Employment Report | October 7, 2016
As I mentioned in a recent post, “SEIU Fights Its Own Unionization,” the Service Employees International Union has been behind the push at the National Labor Relations Board to extend joint employer status to franchisors, like McDonald’s (meaning that McDonald’s would be deemed an employer of its franchisees’ employees). View Full Post
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