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Can You Really Shut Down Your Company a Week After Your Workers Unionize?

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If lawyers decide to pursue a case charging that Ricketts acted illegally, they’ll have to prove that some part of the business is still operating, according to the Pacific Standard.

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Billionaire CEO Shuts Down Publications After Vote to Unionize

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The CEO of a group of digital local news sites shut down the publications a week after reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of DNAinfo and Gothamist voted to join a union, reports The New York Times.

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NFL Players May Have an Ally in Their Protests: Labor Law

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“If they’re standing up for other players’ rights to kneel in the context of their job and keep their job, it seems to me to be protected concerted activity,” law professor Matthew Bodie said.

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Trump’s Impact Felt in Supreme Court Labor Rights Cases

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When the Supreme Court opens its 2017 term on the first Monday in October, its very first cases will serve as a stark reminder of why elections matter, predicts USA Today.

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Littler Adds Renowned Global Employment Lawyer

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Employment and labor law firm Littler has added Donald C. Dowling Jr. as a shareholder in the New York office.

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Ex-Fiat Chrysler Executive Charged in Union Official Payoff

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A former Fiat Chrysler executive has been charged with looting a training center for blue-collar workers by giving $1.2 million through a variety of ways to a UAW leader, his wife and other senior union officials, according to an Associated Press report.

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Labor & Employment PAGA Attorney Joins Blank Rome in Los Angeles

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Blank Rome LLP announces that Laura Reathaford has joined the firm as a partner in the Labor and Employment group in the Los Angeles office.

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Michael Best Adds Labor & Employment Lawyer in Milwaukee

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Bethany McCurdy has recently joined Michael Best’s Milwaukee office in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. She will focus her practice on management side employment law.

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Indiana Senate Chief ff Staff, Legal Counsel Rejoins Barnes & Thornburg

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Jeffrey L. Papa, has rejoined Barnes & Thornburg LLP as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Department.

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Akerman Labor & Employment Partners in New York, Denver, Miami, and DC

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Akerman LLP has expanded its Labor & Employment Practice Group with partners Angela Hart-Edwards in Washington, D.C., Colin Barnacle in Denver, Denise Gavica Perez in Miami and Rory McEvoy in New York.

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After N.F.L. Concussion Settlement, Feeding Frenzy of Lawyers and Lender

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Some of the ex-players with severe neurological disorders are cognitively impaired and may not understand the terms used by the lawyers who make the pitches, reports The New York Times.

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Why This Group is Trying to Stop Amazon From Buying Whole Foods

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Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, sees Amazon the way some Rust Belt workers see global trade — as a threat to American jobs, reports The Washington Post.

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Littler Adds Shareholder Renea Saade in Anchorage

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Employment and labor law firm Littler has added Renea I. Saade as a shareholder in the Anchorage office.

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ERISA Litigation Partner Michael Graham Joins Michael Best Chicago Office

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Michael Best announces that Michael T. Graham has joined its Chicago office as a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Relations Group

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Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

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Littler’s sixth annual survey of more than 1,200 employers finds growing uncertainty as a new administration and various technological and social changes reshape the workplace,

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House Republicans Just Voted to Change Overtime Rules for Workers

House Republicans Just Voted to Change Overtime Rules for Workers

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The bill could make it legal for workers to choose between an hour and a half of paid comp time and time-and-a-half pay when they work additional hours, The Washington Post reports.

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Restrictive Covenants Can Swing Both Ways: A 3-Step Plan To Avoiding Legal Risks When Onboarding New Employees

Restrictive Covenants Can Swing Both Ways: A 3-Step Plan To Avoiding Legal Risks When Onboarding New Employees

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Increased media attention on the practice of forcing lower-level employees to sign non-compete covenants, combined with the widely publicized report on non-compete restrictions issued by the Obama White House in its waning days, has led to an increase in the number of reported cases, writes Michael Elkon with Fisher Phillips.

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Ruling Against Acting NLRB GC Offers Opportunity for Employers

Ruling Against Acting NLRB GC Offers Opportunity for Employers

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Employers who want to challenge their unfair labor practice complaints may want to delay their cases from being heard, according to a source quoted by the Society for Human Resource Management.

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8th Circuit: No Contracting Out of WARN Act Obligations Where Sale of Business is ‘Going Concern’

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Companies considering purchasing a business should carefully consider the intent of the proposed transaction when assessing their WARN Act obligations, according to a post on the website of Winston & Strawn LLP.

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Houston Janitorial Service Wins $7.8 Million from Union Over Disparagement

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A Harris County jury has delivered a $5.3 million verdict against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for wrongly disparaging Professional Janitorial Service of Houston when the company refused to recognize the union without a secret ballot by its employees.

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