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The NLRB recently held that temporary employees and regular employees have a right to petition to join a combined bargaining unit, even if the staffing agency and employer object to the formation of the combined unit. In Miller & Anderson, 364 NLRB No. 9 (July 11, 2016), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continued its campaign to undermine third-party staffing relationships.  The decision ...

On February 10, 2015, the California Court of Appeal held that Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”) Wage Order 5 conflicts with California Labor Code section 512(a), and that the IWC exceeded its authority by creating an additional exception for second meal period waivers for health care workers.  (Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, 2015 WL 535730 (2015)).

Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein rocked California’s Public Employees Retirement System (“CalPERS”) on October 1, 2014, verbally ruling that the City of Stockton may reduce pension payments in bankruptcy like its other debts. However, Judge Klein declined to issue a final ruling on Stockton’s bankruptcy plan, preferring to “reflect more carefully” until the parties’ next scheduled ...

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