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Daniel Wiessner

NLRB At Work: Board calls for input on abolishing 'contract bar' rule

Jul 10 2020

The National Labor Relations Board has called for amicus briefs on whether it should eliminate a longstanding rule barring union decertification elections for up to three years after a collective bargaining agreement takes effect.

WeWork hit with fresh claims of bias against black and female employees

Jul 08 2020

Two former employees of WeWork Companies accused the company of race and sex discrimination in separate lawsuits on Wednesday, following at least two similar complaints alleging widespread bias against black and female workers at the office-sharing company.

FLRA allows federal workers to opt out of paying union dues at any time

Jul 08 2020

The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) on Wednesday issued a final rule that will allow federal employees to opt out of union membership and paying dues at any time, rather than during the brief annual window currently afforded to them.

NLRB general counsel outlines protocols for in-person union elections amid pandemic

Jul 07 2020

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb on Tuesday laid out a series of measures that regional agency officials should take in order to safely conduct in-person union elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.

EEOC launches pilot programs to expand pre-suit settlement efforts

Jul 07 2020

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday said it has launched two six-month pilot programs designed to expand the use of voluntary mediation and pre-suit conciliation.

Lawyer asks court not to sanction client who screenshot Zoom deposition in FLSA case

Jul 07 2020

A lawyer for a construction worker in a wage-and-hour case has told a federal judge on Long Island that his client was wrong to take screenshots of the defendants' deposition conducted via Zoom and share them with a coworker, but that the mishap does not warrant sanctions.

11th Circuit won't reinstate $775k jury verdict for deaf Costco worker

Jul 06 2020

A divided federal appeals court on Monday refused to revive a $775,000 jury award for a deaf former Costco Wholesale Corp employee, agreeing with a judge that the company had taken numerous reasonable steps to accommodate her disability.

Employers see 'exponential increase' in pandemic-related lawsuits- report

Jul 06 2020

The number of employment-related lawsuits stemming from the coronavirus pandemic exploded in June, with claims involving discrimination and employee leave emerging as the most common, law firm Fisher Phillips said in a report on Monday.

American Airlines pilot not owed backpay after military tour - 4th Circuit

Jul 06 2020

A federal appeals court on Monday said a federal judge must reconsider his decision that American Airlines Inc owes a pilot backpay for a three-month period following his return from military service.

Case to Watch: Ex-Disney employee says pregnancy bias law applies to men

Jul 06 2020

A Disney subsidiary argues that the federal law banning pregnancy discrimination in the workplace does not apply to a male former employee who claims he was harassed and belittled because his wife was pregnant.

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