Tag Archives: retail workers

More Safety-Driven Attacks on Retailers

Read the press on allegations that contractors for a major retailer locked employees in during cleaning and committed other safety violations.  I have no idea as to the validity of the claims against the contractors.  I do know that Target is a … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding Of Counsel

My Las Vegas partner, Mark Ricciardi, recently posted the Fourth Part of his Blog on “Ten Reasons to Find a New Labor Employment Attorney.” I respect Mark’s opinions because he maintains some of our most enthusiastic clients. Over the next … Continue reading

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Employers Should Take the EEOC More Seriously In 2013

Some executives and managers consider EEOC charges to be a cost of doing business.   Based on past experience, they do not treat Discrimination Charges with the same concern as other legal matters.  The EEOC’s current focus on Systemic Discrimination and the … Continue reading

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NLRB Again Shows No Concern For Employee Privacy In New Ruling

Following its recent rejection of 50-year-old precedent, the NLRB today announced that it reversed 34-year old precedent and eliminated the categorical exemption of employee Witness Statements from being provided to a Union in disciplinary cases.  The decision, American Baptist Homes of … Continue reading

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NLRB Continues to Rewrite the Law Through Decisions – Overrules 50-Year Precedent

Most of my readers may manage Non-Union facilities and not have a great deal of interest in the details of today’s NLRB decision allowing “Checkoff” to survive the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.  Yould should be interested.  Employer should note … Continue reading

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The Hidden Safety Hazard – Domestic Violence

  The Hidden Safety Hazard – Domestic Violence Date: November 1, 2012 By Betsy Weintraub (Former Prosecutor)   As the holidays are approaching, you notice that Susan, one of your longtime employees with a near perfect attendance record, has missed several … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued

Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued Date: December 3, 2012 By Michael Mitchell (Labor Letter, December 2012) With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties … Continue reading

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