Texas Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference: Recent Developments in Whistleblower Retaliation Law
On October 9, 2015, the Texas Employment Lawyers Association held its annual conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. At the conference, Rod Tanner gave a presentation discussing recent developments relating to whistleblower retaliation law.
The State Bar of Texas Labor & Employment Section's 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute: Recent Developments Under the National Labor Relations Act
On September 18-19, 2015, the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Texas held its 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute in San Antonio, Texas. At the conference, Glenda Pittman (Austin) and Fito Agraz (Ogletree Deakins, Dallas) gave a presentation discussing recent developments relating to the National Labor Relations Board.
By Matt Pierce
This week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rejected a bid to unionize student-athletes who receive grant-in-aid scholarships to play football for Northwestern University. However, the Board did not reach the question of whether the Northwestern football players qualify as employees under the National Labor Relations Act, which was the central question in the case.
Rod Tanner discusses new developments in employment law and the National Labor Relations Act.
Topics include prohibited employment policies and practices within the jurisdiction of the EEOC, ADEA, and ADA, including what employers are prohibited to put in job advertisements, hiring practices, Title VII, wages, benefits, termination or lay-offs and discrimination; and harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace; and retaliation.
By Edith Thomas
On June 1, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a decision in a religious accommodation claim, EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. The opinion was authored by Scalia and joined by Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, with a concurring opinion by Alito and Thomas filing an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part.
Rod Tanner discusses new developments in employment law and the National Labor Relations Act. Topics include prohibited employment policies and practices under the jurisdiction of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including job advertisements; hiring practices; discrimination in terminations and lay-offs; and sexual harassment in the workplace.
University of Texas School of Law's 22nd Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference: Recent Developments Under the NLRA
On May 12, 2015, Rod Tanner gave a presentation with Danielle E. Needham (Jackson Walker L.L.P., Fort Worth) at the University of Texas School of Law's 22nd Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Austin, Texas. Tanner and Needham's presentation, titled Recent Developments Under the National Labor Relations Act, discussed several significant issues addressed by the National Labor Relations Board over the past year, including the regulation of employer email policies and the expansion of the joint employer doctrine.
Click here to read the full paper co-authored by Tanner and Needham and presented at the conference.
By Matt Pierce
On April 28, 2015, Rod Tanner gave a presentation on the Service Contract Act with Sidney H. Kalban (ITPEU, OPEIU Local 4873, New York, NY) at the AFL-CIO Lawyer Coordinating Committee’s 34th Annual Union Lawyers Conference in Philadelphia. Tanner, Kalban and Pierce co-authored a paper for the conference entitled Service Contract Act: An Overview, Section 4(c) and Federal Enclaves.