On November 21, 2022, the Supreme Court declined to review whether federal law preempts a Seattle Ordinance mandating that large hotels offer their employees health insurance coverage or increased pay. This left the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, which found that the particular ordinance was not preempted, as the last word on the issue (at least for … Continue Reading
On February 7, 2020 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) sued the State of Oregon in federal court seeking a declaratory judgement to invalidate a state statute that protects employees who refuse to attend lawful compulsory meetings held by employers during organizing campaigns from adverse employment action. These meetings, pejoratively referred to as “captive audience” … Continue Reading
The term “right to work state” is fairly well known. After all, 25 of the United States are “right to work states,” states which have enacted laws prohibiting compulsory unionism as part of a collective bargaining agreement. In a right to work state, the law prohibits the parties to a collective bargaining agreement from including a “union security clause,” … Continue Reading
The NLRB made good on its January 13, 2011.pdf threat to sue individual states that enact legislation that it believes are solely within its province. In a complaint filed against the State of Arizona.pdf today, the NLRB asserts that voter enacted Arizona Constitutional Amendment Article 2 § 37 is preempted by the National Labor Relations Act, and … Continue Reading
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