The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it was exercising its authority under federal law to rule that California’s meal and rest break laws are preempted and cannot be enforced against interstate motor carriers. The FMCSA’s ruling was in response to a petition filed by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the

In keeping with its clear pro-union agenda, late last year, the NLRB overruled its past precedent and held that employers who grant employees access to their email systems must now allow them to use the email system for Section 7 activity during nonworking time. Under the NLRA, Section 7-protected activity could include such things as

The Los Angeles City Council voted last week to raise the minimum wage for Los Angeles area hotels to $15.37 per hour.  The minimum wage will increase for hotels with 300 or more rooms in July 2015, and for hotels with 150 or more rooms in July 2016.  

Of note, this minimum wage increase was

What’s missing from the rash of news reports and blog posts about the NLRB’s ruling allowing scholarship football players at Northwestern to vote on whether to join a union is an explanation of why the athletes want a union.

When we train employers on how to stay non-union, we focus on two things: fair compensation

In honor of Labor Day, I wanted to devote this blog post to a recent flurry of pro-union activity. While these are federal law labor law issues, they will most certainly impact California employers.

So what’s going on? You may remember a few years back when we all thought the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)