The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently issued an opinion in Bell v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., CV-15-6394, Africk, L., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137547 (E.D. La. Oct. 4, 2016) that enunciates what it calls a “third view” on the so-called “bare metal defense” for asbestos litigation.Read More
Supreme Court to Consider Whether Allegations of Adherence to a Business Association’s Rules Can Trigger Antitrust Liability
Can participation in a business or trade association and allegiance to its rules trigger antitrust liability for association members under the Sherman Act?Read More
Many practitioners at one time or another have been frustrated by the lack of clear and consistent guidance from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) regarding union requests for employer financial information.Read More
In our February 29, 2016 blog, we warned of concerns employers should have about the EEOC’s proposal to begin collecting pay data as part of the EEO-1 form, currently filed by employers with more than 100 employees and some federal contractors.Read More
NLRB Strikes Down Employer Veto of Combined Leased and Regular Employee Bargaining Units: What Should Employers Do Now?
One year after the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or the “Board”) major expansion of its joint employer standard in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015) (“BFI”), the NLRB has issued yet another decision that could have a dramatic impact on employers who engage workers through staffing companies, employee leasing companies, temporary agencies and the like.Read More