Employer Beware: New NLRB Remedies Plan Promises Pain

Ever since the 2020 presidential election last November, we have forecasted what a President Biden-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and General Counsel would mean for our employer clients. For example, the NLRB stated in an August opinion that it was willing to “explore new make-whole remedies.” In near lock step with the NLRB, General …

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Division I Athletes Can Proceed with Wage Claim

The United States Supreme Court recently reshaped the relationship between universities and the athletes who play college sports in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston et al. In the Alston case, the Court upheld a trial court injunction against NCAA rules that limit the education-related benefits schools may offer student athletes. Notably, the Court did not …

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Federal Minimum Wage Has Not Increased in Record Amount of Time

Minimum wage just broke another record today. It will break another tomorrow. Did you know that the federal minimum wage has not been increased in over 12 years? Every day without an increase sets another record for the longest period of time without an increase in the federal minimum wage since the first minimum wage …

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A “Key to NYC” Checklist for New York City Employers

New York City has taken a sweeping approach to help contain the spread of the Delta variant through its “Key to NYC” program, becoming the first U.S. city to do so. With enforcement of “Key to NYC” to begin on September 13, 2021, employers in New York City should begin to make the necessary adjustments …

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Private Right of Action Confirmed Under Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act

This month, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held as a matter of first impression that medical marijuana users may maintain a private action under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (MMA). The case is Scranton Quincy Clinic Company, LLC, et al. v. Pamela Palmiter, Case No. 498 MDA 2020 (Pa. Super. Ct. Aug. 5, 2021). Plaintiff Palmiter …

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