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This Is Why It Matters Who Runs the NLRB

In NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court held that employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement may request the presence of a union representative during an investigatory interview that the employee reasonably believes may result in disciplinary action.…

Nursing Mothers Feeling Bottled Up at Work

Mothers are among the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. labor force. Retention of women, particularly women with children, has become a challenge, due in part to the inability of employers to accommodate their unique needs and circumstances. One of those…

Bring Me the Head of Employment at Will

At his always excellent Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Dan Schwartz recently asked the following question: “What Does ‘At Will’ Employment Really Mean?” Dan argues that while employment at will is still a valid legal doctrine, if a judge or jury…

A Supreme Case on Arbitration

In AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, the United States Supreme Court held that a business could compel a group of individuals to waive their right to file a class-action lawsuit and instead arbitrate their collective dispute. Employers rejoiced, believing that they…

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