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Posted 1 year ago in Government Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
Wisconsin Unions Challenge Governor – Again

After a trial court ruled last year that Wisconsin’s new law restricting public employees’ ability to collectively bargain is unconstitutional, labor unions are now demanding that the state comply with the ruling while it’s on appeal. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who was behind the law, has reportedly continued to implement it despite the court ruling, and on Apr. 25, the appellate court reportedly asked the state Supreme Court to hear the case.   Unfriendly Times The law at issue, known …

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Posted 1 year ago in Class Actions Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Amazon Workers Want Pay for Time Spent at Security Checkpoint

Warehouse workers subcontracted to Amazon.com can move forward with a lawsuit seeking wages for the time it takes them to pass through a security checkpoint at the end of their shift, a court ruled this month. After the workday is over, employees at Integrity Staffing Solutions who spend the day at a warehouse filling Amazon orders are required to wait in line for a search to make sure they aren’t stealing anything. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
New Owners of Nursing Home Can’t Discriminate Against Union

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Apr. 5 ruled that the new owners of a Pennsylvania nursing home must recognize and bargain with a union that began representing employees at the home when it was owned by the county.   Not Into the Unions Privately-owned Grane Healthcare Co. bought the nursing home from Cambria County in 2010. Employees at the home had previously organized under two recognized unions: the nurses under the Service Employees International Union, and the …

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“The Good Wife” Creates Tension — All Sorts of Tension

“The Good Wife” effectively creates a sense of fast-moving unease, as alliances shift, lawsuits twist and turn, and you can’t even trust the person you are sleeping with — at least not 100 percent. Sharpen your knives and watch your back, lest you get sliced out of the courtroom, boardroom and bedroom. It’s a tough world. The most recent episode reflected the topsy-turvy uncertainties of life, where you can be on top one minute, only to learn you are scrambling …

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Coyote Ugly Sued for Retaliating Against Employees via Social Media

A federal court in Tennessee has refused to dismiss lawsuits against the owner and operator of the Coyote Ugly Saloon, where employees say tips are pooled illegally and they were retaliated against for suing over it. The retaliation suit came long after the original tip-pooling case was filed.   Budding Buddhism: Bad Topic for the Blog Bartenders at the Nashville and San Antonio locations of the saloon, which is known for its bartenders’ and female customers’ dancing on the bar, …

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