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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/nlrb-revamps-past-practice-unilateral-change-doctrine-overturns-precedent/ target=_blank >Precedent Overturned NLRB Revamps ‘Past Practice’ Unilateral Change Doctrine</a>

By Joy Waltemath and  Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. — On remand from the D.C. Circuit, a divided four-member NLRB held that DuPont violated Section 8(a)(5) of the Act when it made unilateral changes to bargaining unit employees’ benefit plans after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. Reaffirming its prior stance that the employer’s unilateral changes were unlawful, the majority, more […]

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<a href=http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/jolts_09072016.htm target=_blank >July Job Openings 5.9 million, Hires And Separations Unchanged</a>

Job openings increased to 5.9 million on the last business day of July. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.2 million and 4.9 million, respectively. The quits rate was 2.1 percent and the layoffs and discharges rate was 1.1 percent. Source: Job Openings And Labor Turnover Survey

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<a href=http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/cewqtr_09072016.htm target=_blank >McLean, Ill., Has Largest County 1st Qtr 2016 Wages Loss</a>

From first quarter 2015 to first quarter 2016, McLean, Ill., had the largest county percentage decline in average weekly wages at -13.3 percent. Williamson, Tenn., had the largest county over-the-year percentage increase in employment in March 2016 at 7.9 percent. Source: County Employment

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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/volkswagen-must-bargain-with-uaw-nrlb-orders/ target=_blank >Volkswagen Must Bargain With UAW, NLRB orders</a>

By Joy Waltemath and Kathleen Kapusta, J.D. — Volkswagen must recognize and bargain with a UAW local union at the automaker’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant, a three-member panel of the NLRB ordered in a summary judgment ruling. By failing and refusing since December 2015 to recognize and bargain with the union as the exclusive bargaining representative of its employees in […]

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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/research-libraries/ target=_blank >Employment Law Legal Research Libraries - TOOL</a>

By David Stephanides — The WK Labor & Employment Law Library provides publications in a single comprehensive source for labor and employment law. WK publications include fair employment practices, labor relations and disabilities law at the federal and state levels and provides comprehensive primary source research materials, annotated explanations along with news and current developments. Aspen Publishers […]

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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/claim-that-hours-were-cut-to-dodge-aca-mandate-plausible-under-erisa/ target=_blank >Court Rules Claim Work Hours Cut As ACA Dodge Plausible Under ERISA</a>

By Joy Waltemath and Lisa Milam-Perez, J.D. — A former Dave & Buster’s employee may proceed with a putative class action alleging that her work hours were cut so that the restaurant chain could avoid paying the looming increase in health insurance costs brought on by Obamacare, a federal district court in New York held. Denying the employer’s motion […]

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<a href=http://www.staffingindustry.com/row/Research-Publications/Daily-News/Singapore-Demand-grows-for-tech-workers-36504 target=_blank >Singapore – Tech Worker Demand Grows</a>

By Danny Romero – In Singapore, there are nearly 15,000 IT vacancies with the number expected to double, according to the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), a government organization responsible for the nation’s IT growth. ChannelNewsAsia reports that IDA found that there were 150,000 tech professionals working in Singapore in 2014, with about 15,000 vacancies that […]

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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/14-states-boost-minimum-wage-in-january-federal-contract-employees-get-hike-too/ target=_blank >14 states boost minimum wage in January; federal contract employees get raise</a>

By David Stephanides – As 2016 begins, the Department of Labor continued its push for a  increase by underscoring the progress that has been made while federal lawmakers are still sitting on their hands. Noting that in the absence of a national raise, states and localities have taken action, the DOL’s chief economist, Heidi Shierholz, pointed out […]

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<a href=http://www.gallup.com/poll/188009/half-americans-unprepared-sudden-financial-need.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication target=_blank >Half of Americans Unprepared for Sudden Financial Need</a>

Half of Americans Are Unprepared for Sudden Financial Need Almost half of Americans say they would not be able to make a major purchase or pay for a significant home repair, although most Americans say they have enough money to do what they need to do on a daily basis. Source: Gallup U.S. Economy Newsfeed

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<a href=http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/14m-in-attorney-fees-awarded-in-hospital-wage-suppression-conspiracy-suit/ target=_blank >$14M in attorneys’ fees awarded in hospitals wage suppression suit</a>

By Greg Hammond, J.D. – A federal district court in Michigan awarded $14 million in attorneys’ fees in a class action in which two Detroit-area nurses claimed that a healthcare entity conspired with other area hospitals to suppress wages. The fees are reasonable under the circumstances and are supported by the six Bowling factors, according […]

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