The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that
dispatchers for a unit of electrical company Entergy Corp in
Mississippi were supervisors who cannot unionize, in a
long-running case that was sent back to the board by a U.S.
National Labor Relations Board Chairman John Ring on Friday
told two Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives that
they were "misinformed" about the agency's plan to outsource the
review of thousands of public comments on a proposed "joint
A federal judge in Washington D.C. has ordered the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission to explain why it has not told
employers they must comply with an Obama-era rule requiring
disclosure of pay data broken down by sex and race, after she
ruled that the Trump administration improperly stopped it from
Women suing Microsoft Corp for sex bias have told a U.S.
appeals court that their claims are suitable for class action
treatment because they properly identified companywide policies
that discriminate against women in pay and promotions.
A federal judge has ruled that Illinois state workers who
won a landmark victory at the U.S. Supreme Court cannot recoup
the so-called "fair share fees" they had paid to their union
before the high court declared them unconstitutional.
A U.S. appeals court on Monday held that religious
organizations can forfeit an exemption from the federal law
banning workplace religious discrimination in a case involving
the Salvation Army.
The city of Philadelphia's top lawyer has told a U.S.
appeals court that the city's lawmakers properly relied on
"simple common sense" rather than hard evidence in banning
employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.
Two Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have
asked the National Labor Relations Board to shed light on its
reported plan to have outside contractors review thousands of
public comments on a proposed "joint employment" rule, saying it
could pose conflicts of interest.
The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday said employers
cannot allow workers to delay taking the up to 12 weeks of leave
guaranteed by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act once they
have established that they have a qualifying condition by
permitting them to exhaust other types of leave first.
Inspections by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health
Administration declined in several key areas last year, even as
the number of investigations launched as a result of worker
deaths climbed dramatically, according to a report released
Thursday by a union-backed advocacy group.