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Negotiating Disciplinary Decisions in Newly Organized Bargaining Units

May 4th, 2017

By Amy L. Rosenberger The employees have just voted for union representation, but they do not yet have a first collective bargaining agreement. Once they have a contract, they hope that it will require the employer to show “just cause” for discipline or discharge, and include a grievance and arbitration procedure through which the union…


Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability

April 20th, 2017

By Robert Steinberg What is the difference between SSDI (or SSD) and SSI? Social Security Disability (SSDI or SSD) is a disability benefit available to individuals who have accumulated sufficient “work credits” to qualify for Social Security, while Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a benefit provided to lower income individuals who have not worked or have…


NLRB Finds Burger King Violated Workers’ Rights

April 6th, 2017

By Thomas M. Gribbin, Jr. On Jan. 24, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision affirming a 2016 ruling by Administrative Law Judge Christine Dibble that held, among other things, that EYM King of Missouri, LLC (EYM) d/b/a Burger King, Kansas City, Missouri violated Section 8 (a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act…


Another Push for Paid Family Leave

March 10th, 2017

By Danielle Newsome In December 2016, the Washington, D.C. City Council passed a bill to provide paid family and medical leave to private sector workers in the city. The law would not apply to government workers, but would allow up to 8 weeks of parental leave, 6 weeks of leave to care for sick relatives,…


What Is the Family and Medical Leave Act? Part II

February 9th, 2017

By Alidz Oshagan The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is a federal law that requires certain employers to provide qualifying employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This blog post is Part II of a series providing an overview of the FMLA. Part I discussed the basics of the law, and this…


6 FAQs About Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSA)

December 29th, 2016

By Lauren Frankel As the end of the year comes to a close, you may need to make certain decisions relating to your employer-provided health care benefits. If your employer offers a Health Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), you might have questions about how an FSA works and whether it makes sense for you to participate….


What Is the Family and Medical Leave Act? Part I

December 1st, 2016

By Alidz Oshagan The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that requires certain employers to provide qualifying employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave. This blog post is Part I of a series of posts providing a basic overview of the FMLA. Part I provides an overview of: what employees/employers…


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Protects Public Employees’ Right to Privacy Concerning Home Addresses

October 31st, 2016

By John R. Bielski Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the Pennsylvania Constitution prohibits the release of public school employees’ home addresses when requested under the Right to Know Law. The decision, PSEA v. Commonwealth, represents a significant victory for all public employees in the Commonwealth as it prohibits the release of personal,…


Restraints on Workers’ Compensation Statute Invalidated

October 10th, 2016

By Alaine S. Williams There has been increasing movement on a national basis to reduce workers’ compensation benefits in various ways. These have taken the form of, for example, reductions in benefits, exclusions of certain conditions from coverage, more stringent reporting requirements, reduced eligibility periods, and – the most draconian – authorization for employers to opt-out…


NLRB: Columbia University Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants Have Collective Bargaining Rights Under NLRA

September 12th, 2016

By Alidz Oshagan On August 23, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board held in Columbia University that teaching and research assistants at Columbia University are employees and entitled to collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Thanks to the Board’s Columbia University decision, thousands of teaching and research assistants at private universities across…


   
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