Employment Law News and Insights

NLRB Deals Blow To Unions’ Ability To Use Fees For Lobbying Purposes

Published: Apr 25, 2019
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The National Labor Relations Board just decided that private sector unions cannot use fees paid by nonmembers to fund their lobbying efforts. Especially when coupled with last year's momentous Janus decision at the U.S. Supreme Court, Friday's decision in United Nurses & Allied Professionals (Kent Hospital) could further impact the...

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Avoiding Claims Of Citizenship And National Origin Discrimination When Interviewing, Hiring, And Onboarding Foreign Workers

Published: Apr 23, 2019
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It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of citizenship or national origin in recruiting, hiring, onboarding, or employing workers. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") as well as the Immigration Reform and Control Act ("IRCA") impose penalties on employers engaging in discriminatory employment practices....

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“Stand-Alone” REALLY Does Mean Stand-Alone – Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Interprets The FCRA

Published: Apr 21, 2019
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On January 29, 2019, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (covering a number of states and territories bordering the Pacific Ocean) issued a far-reaching opinion that will likely impact the hiring process of prospective employers who conduct background checks on applicants. In the case at issue, Desiree...

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