U.S. Supreme Court: No Forced Public Sector Union Fees

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public sector employers (states, local governments) cannot require public sector employees to pay “agency fees” to public sector unions.  That means that public employees who do not wish to be represented by a union in...

SHOULD EMPLOYERS — USE ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS?

The law is clear that employers and employees may agree to resolve employment-related disputes through an arbitrator, rather than in the courts.  The agreement details the process, such as which disputes are subject to arbitration, how to select the arbitrator, what...

CALIFORNIA’S NEW INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TEST

The California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Lee is a game-changer for businesses that classify individuals as “independent contractors” rather than employees. Businesses must learn the new test for independent contractor status and...
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