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Category Archives: Labor/Union

August 17, 2016

NJ Supreme Court ruled that a collective bargaining agreement cannot trump a CEPA claim

2016 N.J. LEXIS 855, * In PUGLIA v. ELK PIPELINE, INC., A-38 September Term 2014, 075171 2016 N.J. LEXIS 855 (August 16, 2016), the plaintiff complained of a reduction in his wages and that of co-workers. The dispute was resolved but shortly thereafter, he was laid-off. He filed a complaint alleging, inter alia, a violation  Read More arrow

January 27, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court- No Compensation for Doffing and Donning

The United States’ Supreme Court recently ruled that the time US Steel workers spend putting on and taking off necessary protective gear required by the company is not compensable under Section 203 (o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, because their Collective Bargaining Agreement does not allow compensation for “changing clothes.”  Sandifer et al v.  Read More arrow

January 5, 2014

NLRB Surrenders on Equating Failure to Post a Notice With an With an Unfair Employment Practice 

BOARD GIVES UP RULE REQUIRING BUSINESSES TO POST NOTICES OUTLINING WORKERS’ LABOR RIGHTS In 2011, the NLRB issued a rule stating that employers subject to its jurisdiction would be guilty of an unfair employment practice if the employer failed to hang a poster on the premises entitled “Notification of Employee Rights under the National Labor  Read More arrow