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Daniel Wiessner

8th Circuit says CBA covered elevator apprentice who was not a union member

18 Apr 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said an arbitrator properly found that an apprentice with elevator manufacturer Kone Inc had to be reimbursed for travel expenses covered by a collective bargaining agreement even though he was not a member of the union.

Trucking group moves to revive challenge to California Dynamex ruling

18 Apr 2019

A trucking trade group has appealed a decision tossing out its claims that a test created by California's top court making it easier to prove workers are a company's employees and not independent contractors cannot be applied to truck drivers.

Judge says EEOC should have been ready for revival of Obama-era pay data rule

18 Apr 2019

A federal judge in Washington D.C. on Tuesday criticized the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for not being ready to collect pay data broken down by sex and race that larger companies must submit under an Obama-era rule.

UAW gives up smaller VW unit as it moves to unionize Tennessee plant

16 Apr 2019

The United Auto Workers union is giving up its bid to force Volkswagen Group of America Inc to bargain with a group of skilled trade workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee vehicle plant as it seeks to unionize all the workers at the factory.

2nd Circuit will consider if Title VII pay claims must show 'equal work'

15 Apr 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday is set to consider whether women who sue under the federal law banning workplace discrimination because they are paid less than their male coworkers must prove they performed "equal work" to their higher-paid male colleagues.

Union says end of gov't shutdown did not moot challenge to law allowing unpaid work

12 Apr 2019

One of the largest unions representing federal workers has asked a U.S. judge to reject the government's bid to toss out its challenge to a law allowing federal agencies to require some employees to work without pay during government shutdowns.

Volkswagen workers launch new bid for UAW unit at Tennessee plant

12 Apr 2019

A group of Volkswagen employees has launched a bid to unionize 1,700 workers at a Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant, after the United Auto Workers union lost a high-profile election there five years ago.

Amazon, T-Mobile say Facebook's job ads settlement moots age-bias claims

12 Apr 2019

Amazon.com Inc, T-Mobile US Inc and Cox Communications Inc have told a federal judge that a lawsuit claiming they blocked older people from seeing job ads posted on Facebook must be dismissed after the social media giant's recent settlement of similar claims about targeting ads in a discriminatory way.

Senate confirms Trump nominee to head DOL Wage and Hour Division

11 Apr 2019

By Daniel Wiessner The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted along party lines to confirm Cheryl Stanton, a former Bush administration lawyer and Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart shareholder, to run the U.S. Department of Labor office that enforces wage-and-hour laws.

EEOC charges plummeted last year despite uptick in harassment, equal pay claims

11 Apr 2019

The number of discrimination complaints that workers filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declined sharply last year even as sexual harassment and equal pay claims surged in the wake of the #MeToo movement, according to data released Wednesday.

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