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Jon Harkavy publishes 2020 Supreme Court Review

This week, Jon Harkavy published his annual Supreme Court Commentary concerning the October 2020 Term of the U.S. Supreme Court. The article summarizes cases on labor and employment law issues as well as a number of non-employment decisions likely to… Read More
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North Carolina Court of Appeals Grants En Banc Review for First Time

Pursuant to authority given it by the General Assembly, our state Court of Appeals has had the power to sit as a full 15-judge en banc court, in addition to its typical three-judge panels, since December 2016. One could have been forgiven for wonderi… Read More
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NC Policy Watch Interviews Chris Brook About Controversial Board of Governors Refusal to Re-Elect UNC Press Leader

As part of its ongoing coverage of the Board of Governors refusal to re-elect UNC Law Professor Eric Muller to the governing board of the UNC Press, NC Policy Watch interviewed Patterson Harkavy partner Chris Brook. Though the Board of Governors fail… Read More
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Burton and Narendra move for summary judgment in lawsuit challenging the elimination of teacher tenure

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Employers Using Lockouts More Frequently

The New York Times reported recently that companies are using lockouts more frequently against their unionized employees to force the employees’ hand in negotiations. American Crystal Sugar, the nation’s largest sugar beet processor, lock… Read More
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NLRB Strikes Blow Against Bans on Class Action Arbitrations

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled in favor of both union and non-union private sector employees on a significant issue concerning workplace litigation. At issue were mandatory arbitration agreements signed upon employment that force e… Read More
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Unemployment Benefits Extended in NC

An executive order was issued on Wednesday by North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue that will extend long-term unemployment benefits to 25,000 jobless workers in the state. The federal government pushed back the deadline for extended unemployment be… Read More
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Recess Appointments Made to NLRB

President Obama this past week appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board. They include Sharon Block, who most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs with the US Department of Labor; Terence Flynn,… Read More
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New Report Out on Economy and Young Workers

The public policy research group Dēmos and the non-profit Young Invincibles, published a new report which came out last month. The report analyzes the economic status of the “Millennial Generation” as compared to previous generations. &#… Read More
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Federal Unemployment Benefits Should be Renewed

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) published an excellent paper in October, arguing for a one-year extension of the Federal Unemployment Insurance benefits for unemployed workers. The paper is entitled “Hanging On By a Thread: Renew Fed… Read More
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