Though the new year is upon us, it isn’t too late to look back at what happened in 2014—as many people on our network have already done. It’s good to look ahead to what’s in store in 2015, too, and both the year past and the year ahead look to be quite interesting in the world of workplace class actions.
Unlike previous air tragedies, with Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 looming large, answers have started to come in on the crash of AirAsia QZ8501. While wreckage has been found, and theories have begun forming on the cause of the accident, there are still many, many more questions that loom out there.
There’s been much talk lately around the regulation of drones, specifically as it pertains to who’s allowed to operate them and where they should be allowed to go. But for a long time, little has been discussed on the privacy front. Well, that’s changing with a proposed piece of legislation from outgoing senator Jay Rockefeller.
Believe it or not, the United States’ effort dramatically alter its relationship with Cuba could actually have quite the profound impact relatively soon. Now, that doesn’t apply to all sectors, but for some we could see major inroads on the island nation very soon.
In a move that could spur a lot of progressive policies on marijuana legalization and the potential economic benefits, the Department of Justice announced that Native American tribes could make their own laws around marijuana legalization without the threat of the federal government stepping in. It’s same approach the government has taken with states that have chosen to legalize the drug’s use.
LXBN TV: NLRB Rules Companies Can’t Ban Employees from Using Work Email for Union-Related Activities
In a decision that is garnering a lot of attenting from employment law attorneys, the NLRB set a new precedent on whether or not companies can ban their workers from using work email for union-related communications. The answer, now, is a firm ‘nope.’
Uber’s been in the news a lot recently. Actually, Uber’s been in the news a long time, mostly for its legal issues. While the popular ridesharing service had, for a long time, been picking up victories left and right, things have changed and governments are slowing its spread down. Nevada is among the latest to quash Uber’s progress.
LXBN TV: Why the Supreme Court Ruled Employees Don’t Need to Be Paid for Time in Security Screenings
In a Supreme Court ruling that’s generating a lot of response, and leaving more than a few people confused, the Supreme Court ruled this week that Amazon warehouse workers need not be compensated for time spent in mandatory afterwork security screenings.
Yes, marijuana is fully legal in a number of states—and medical cannabis usage is legal in even more. Though, just because something’s “legal” doesn’t mean you can’t be fired for it. That much should be clear on marijuana now.
The holida season is officially here and with Christmas approaching faster than I think we’re all ready for, Santa Claus is presumably fast at work to create toys for all the good children out there. But the thing is, when it comes to employment law, Santa may deserve a hefty helping of coal for his workshop’s working conditions.