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Court Lifts Injunction on NSA Data Collection

Posted Aug 28, 2015

The D.C. Circuit Court has overturned  an earlier appeals court ruling that the NSA’s bulk collection of millions of phone record’s was illegal. The court determined that the plaintiff had not provided enough information to justify halting the data collection while the case progresses.   Read articles in the Wall Street Journal and Reuters.

NLRB and Joint Employer Status

Posted Aug 28, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board issued an opinion in a closely watched case that departs from three decades of an accepted standard for joint employment status.  The new standard is significant because companies could be held responsible for labor violations committed by their contractors and could be pulled into collective bargaining negotiations with employees of those contractors.   The decision was immediately hailed as a victory by unions and attacked by business groups.  Read articles in the New York Times, Forbes and Chicago Tribune.

College Athletes Not University Employees

Posted Aug 20, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declined to assert jurisdiction in the case involving Northwestern football players who were seeking to unionize, effectively denying their claim to be university employees with the right to collectively bargain. See the NLRB webpage on this case with links to related documents. Read articles in the New York Times and NBC News.