labor law

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Definition

Capable of employment. A person who is able to work is ineligible to receive unemployment benefits on the basis of illness or injury.

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See, e.g. International Union, et al. v. Johnson Controls, Inc., 499 U.S. 187 (...

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A place of employment in which full membership in a union is not required, but the union acts as an agent for the employees. Both union members and non-union members must pay periodic union dues and initiation fees whether they join or not since it is...

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42 U.S. Code § 2000e-2 allows for an employer to discriminate against employees and potential employees "on the basis of his religion, sex, or national origin in those certain instances where religion, sex, or national origin is a bona fide...

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A situation in which an employer gives speeches that discourage workers from joining a union or that are in some way anti-union. These speeches may be given to employees on company time and company property and only if they are not coercive. The...

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Applies when the National Labor Relations Board defers charges (ie. unfair labor practices) to the arbitration process when these charges are brought prior to an arbitration award. The National Labor Relations Board will, under this doctrine, refer...

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Employment law is a broad area encompassing all areas of the employer/employee relationship. Employment law consists of thousands of federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions. Many employment laws (such...

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At-will employment refers to an employment agreement stating that employment is for an indefinite period of time and may be terminated either by employer or employee. If an employment is at-will, such an agreement would typically be expressly...

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces federal laws prohibiting workplace discrimination. The EEOC was created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The employment section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known as Title...

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For years, petitioner, Granite Rock, a California cement company, and respondent, Teamsters Local 287 (“Local 287”) (the local chapter of respondent, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (“IBT”)), had a Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”). See...

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