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Administration Argues Against Workers’ Rights in Court

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

On October 2nd the U.S. Supreme Court will be deciding on major issues that affect worker rights to file litigation against employers; specifically, it will be deciding on the consolidated cases Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA Inc., and Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris. Although, during… Read More »

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July 2017 Employment & Labor Law Update

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

There are a number of critical employment law issues on the horizon that are important to be aware of. Below, we discuss them in more detail: White House Nominations for National Labor Relations Board In June, the President nominated two individuals to fill the vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): William Emanuel,… Read More »

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Recent Pay & Labor Law Violations by Major Companies Gain Traction

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

It’s been an eventful week for big businesses such as Uber and Walmart, both of which have been accused of some serious labor law and pay violations of late. On June 1, the New York Times published stories highlighting Uber’s “accounting error” that deprived many, many drivers of tens of millions of dollars, as… Read More »

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Will Overtime Pay Disappear Soon?

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that could result in employees feeling pressured to give up their right to overtime in exchange for “comp time,” or compensatory time off. The legislation—titled the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017”—still may not pass the Senate, as Democrats have gone on record stating… Read More »

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Judge Finds That One of Largest Agricultural Employers Violated Labor Law in Bargaining Dispute

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

In April, the Agricultural Labor Relations Board’s administrative law judge ruled that Gerawan—one of the largest fruit tree growers in the United States—violated labor laws by excluding workers from a collective bargaining agreement and refusing to bargain in good faith. Specifically, the company was found to have engaged in collective bargaining with the United… Read More »

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Ensuring Protected Coverage under the Family Medical Leave Act

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was designed to allow employees access to protected leave—not just for the purpose of expanding your family—but also, for example, to take extended, continued leave for medical reasons or to take care of a family member. However, the law comes with requirements, and it is important to ensure… Read More »

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Are Employees Struggling With Alcoholism Protected In The Workplace?

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

News coverage of the former Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan being fired for alcoholism has been rampant over the last month or so, calling into question whether employers can legally fire employees for conditions that can (arguably) be considered disabilities under some circumstances. McCloughan now must decide whether he wants to resort to arbitration… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide On Workers’ Rights in Employment Contracts

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could have an impact on employment agreements and employee rights under labor laws, such as the National Labor Relations Act, on a broad level. Specifically, the appeal was submitted by Epic Systems, which lost its case in the Seventh Circuit concerning its mandate… Read More »

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Florida Farmworkers in Danger from Unsafe Transportation

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

A lack of safe transportation is a regular problem for thousands of migrant farmworkers in Florida every year. There are chronic problems with our U.S.-based agricultural system, which depends upon a reliable (and seemingly endless) supply of low-wage workers. These workers—and our system—depend upon workers have access to free, safe transportation to and from… Read More »

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Another Race Discrimination/Workplace Claim Filed Against CNN & Turner

By Robert S. Norell, P.A. |

On December 8th, two African-American employees filed a class action lawsuit against CNN, Turner Broadcasting, and Time Warner, alleging racial discrimination in the workplace. Specifically, in their lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that the workplace culture at these companies discourages or prohibits minorities from exercising their rights under laws which prohibit employment discrimination. Specific Evidence of… Read More »

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