Over the last few years, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has taken an expansive approach as to when hospitals should be considered “federal contractors” and/or “federal subcontractors.”
Daily deal (or “flash sale” sites) like Groupon, LivingSocial, and Rue La La, are quite popular with both hoteliers and their potential guests, providing, as they often do, slashed rates and an easy method for getting heads in beds during times the hoteliers want them there the most.
Driving to the office today in the slush and snow brought to mind the recent media storm about telecommuting.
As an employer, you may be perplexed by the flap over President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and concerned about what it all means for business.
Recently, the parents of a young man who died of alcohol poisoning filed a wrongful death suit against Phusion Projects, Inc., the company behind the “Four Loko” Beverage.
A recent Occupational Safety and Health Act development could have significant impact on union organizing campaigns.
It is somewhat rare for a trial and appellate court to disagree and, upon appeal to the United States Supreme Court, find out they were both wrong. It is even rarer for both parties in this action to win and lose simultaneously in a decision.
In a previous post, we discussed a decision which held that, PolyOne Canada Inc. (PolyOne), did not have just cause for terminating a senior employee who committed a safety violation and failed to report it, despite finding that the incident was very serious and could have resulted in harm to the employee.
Supreme Court Reverses Third Circuit Decision Precluding Early Use of Offer of Judgment to Defeat an FLSA Collective Action
In 2011, the Third Circuit held that a pre-certification offer of judgment made by a defendant-employer to an individual plaintiff would not require dismissal of the plaintiff’s entire FLSA collective action, even if the offer of judgment would fully satisfy the plaintiff’s own individual claims.
Rivers Casino Workers File ULPs Against Management: AmyJo Brown of the Pittsburgh City Paper reports that workers at the Rivers Casino have filed thirty-eight separate unfair labor practice charges against management officials, alleging a coordinated effort aimed at preventing employee organizing.