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Striking New Ground: Union Files NLRB Charges Against Company Even Though It Doesn’t Employ Affected Workers

Published on December 15, 2015

A recent dispute in New York City demonstrates that employers must think carefully about the potentially unintended consequences of their workforce management decisions. A routine choice to subcontract support services can quickly become a complicated fight over work rules, fair wages and union representation, given conditions such as those experienced by WeWork, a fast-growing startup.

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California Court of Appeal Instructs Trial Court to Reconsider Its Denial of Class Certification of Wage and Hour Claims Brought by Nurses

Published on December 2, 2015

Healthcare class actions, most notably those involving wage and hour claims, are increasingly challenging matters for employers. The California Court of Appeal’s recent response in one such case demonstrates the unexpected role that policies and procedures can play in determining whether the courts grant class action status.

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California Court of Appeal Instructs Trial Court to Reconsider Its Denial of Class Certification of Wage and Hour Claims Brought by Nursing Staff Employees Against Hospital

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Class actions against health care employers continue to be a growing trend in California and a recent decision by the California Court of Appeal highlights why health care employers must carefully draft and implement policies that are in compliance with California wage and hour law. When faced with a class action, such employers must also thoroughly address each class certification requirement when preparing an opposition to class certification.  (more…) ...

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