Union Fees and Public Employee Free Speech – Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in Context

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could significantly impact public sector unions and employees in many areas of the country.  The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, was brought...

Harris Stowe Again Hit By Multi-Million Dollar Discrimination Verdict

Just one month after a jury awarded a former Harris Stowe professor nearly $5 million on claims of racial discrimination, the University has again been hit by a very large discrimination verdict, this time for...

MANY JURISDICTIONS INCREASE THEIR MINIMUM WAGE RATES IN 2016 AND BEYOND

STATE RATE EFFECTIVE FUTURE INCREASES Alaska $9.75 January 1, 2016   Arkansas $8.00 January 1, 2016 $8.50 in 2017 California $10.00 January 1, 2016   Colorado $8.31 January 1, 2016   Connecticut $9.60 January 1,...

Guns at the Workplace – An Employer’s Obligations

Recent news has many employers revisiting their policies on guns in and around the workplace, but find that regulating possession of firearms requires navigating various aspects of the law. Some find that the law puts...