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Employment Law – Supreme court invalidate recess appointments to NLRB, campaign to raise Chicago and San Diego minimun wage scores and more.  

Supreme Court Invalidates Recess Appointments to NLRB by Frederick L. Warren  Published on JDSupra

Executive Summary: In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that President Obama’s recess appointments of Members Block, Griffin, and Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 4, 2012, were unconstitutional. See NLRB v. Noel Canning (June 26, 2014)… [ Read More ]  


Campaign to Raise Chicago and San Diego Minimum Wage Scores Three More Significant Victories by Robert W. Mulcahy, Carlos R. Pastrana-Torres and Brian P. Paul

In July, the “Minimum Wage Working Group”, a task force created by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, recommended that the city increase its minimum wage from the current $8.25 an hour to $13 an hour by 2018. The task force also recommended that tipped employees’ wages be increased by $1, to $5.95 an hour, over the next two years… [ Read More ]      

Thirty Years of Law in Thirty-Some Pages: The EEOC’s New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination by Laura Scully and Amy Traub

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.” It was no minor undertaking. According to the EEOC’s Questions and Answers about the Guidance, it “updates prior guidance on this subject in light of legal developments over the past thirty years.” … [ Read More ]


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