Daniel Wiessner

Trump labor nominee Scalia has long history of challenging pro-worker rules

5:44am IST

Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump's pick to become the next U.S. labor secretary, has over the past two decades led successful challenges to worker-friendly rules touching on virtually every sector of labor and employment law.

Company official's talks with workers about union contract violated NLRA - D.C. Circuit

5:41am IST

A U.S. appeals court on Friday said Ingredion Inc, which supplies ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industries, violated federal labor law by allowing its chief negotiator to discuss wages and other issues with employees ahead of contract talks with their union.

Engineer says Intel favored Indian workers in promotions, time off

19 Jul 2019

Intel Corp has been hit with a lawsuit by a Korean-born software engineer in California who claims he was denied a promotion after complaining about the tech giant's preferential treatment of workers of Indian and South Asian descent.

McDonald's can't view law firm survey filed by plaintiff in antitrust case- judge

19 Jul 2019

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a questionnaire a former McDonald's USA LLC employee filled out on her lawyers' website is privileged, and she does not have to hand it over to the company in her lawsuit claiming its no-poach agreements with franchisees were illegal.

Penn. Supreme Court revives Pittsburgh law mandating paid sick leave

18 Jul 2019

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday revived a Pittsburgh law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave, rejecting a business group's claim that state law did not give the city the authority to adopt the mandate.

NLRB GC urges greater fee disclosure by unions

18 Jul 2019

The office of the National Labor Relations Board general counsel has concluded that newly-hired employees who are considering union membership should be told roughly how much less they would pay in dues if they opted not to join.

Police chief's firing by village board triggers due-process claims - 7th Circuit

17 Jul 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said an Illinois village must face due-process claims by a former police chief who was fired without a hearing, rejecting its argument that the firing was not a municipal policy but a "random and unauthorized" act by the village's board and mayor that didn't qualify for constitutional protection.

D.C. Circuit revives Trump executive orders on federal civil service

17 Jul 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived key portions of a trio of executive orders by President Donald Trump making changes to the federal civil service system, saying unions must first take their challenges to a federal labor agency.

Chamber says Facebook OT collective action notice violates FAA

16 Jul 2019

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has urged a federal appeals court to rule that hundreds of Facebook Inc advertising sales workers who signed arbitration agreements should not be given notice of a collective action accusing the social media giant of improperly denying them overtime pay.

Acosta's replacement at DOL could be friendlier to businesses

13 Jul 2019

U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's resignation on Friday passed the reins of the Department of Labor to his top deputy, Patrick Pizzella, a former lobbyist and DOL official during the George W. Bush Administration, who some experts said is viewed more favorably than Acosta by the business community.

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