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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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Fourth Circuit Affirms Protected Concerted Activity Claim

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided NLRB v. White Oak Manor, a case involving an employee’s protected concerted activity, ruling in favor of the NLRB who sought to enforce an order in favor of the employee. The employee, who wa… Read More
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Advances on Protecting Whistle-blowing and Social Networking of Employees

Two recent positive developments to report. First, breaking new ground, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has charged a company with illegally firing an employee after she criticized her supervisor on her Facebook page. The NLRB’s press… Read More
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Recent Fourth Circuit Labor and Employment Decisions

The Fourth Circuit has published opinions in three labor and employment cases in recent weeks. The first case, Sepulveda v. Allen Family Foods, Inc., concerned a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action that was brought on behalf of a class… Read More
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Mike Writes on the Protection for Workers Acting "In Concert"

Michael Okun has written an article, entitled In Concert: A Beginner’s Guide to Labor and Employment Law’s Old and Well-Kept Secret, for an issue of Trial Briefs, the publication of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. The article discusses… Read More
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