On June 23, 2020, the NLRB issued a decision holding that employers have no duty to bargain over serious employee discipline imposed before the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement, overturning a 2016 decision and returning to prior precedent.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging a violation of the drug testing statute brought against an employer that terminated an employee for refusing to submit to a reasonable grounds drug test.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently rendered a decision pertaining to the enforceability of termination provisions in employment contracts, holding that the proper method is to analyze the agreement as a whole rather than on a piecemeal basis.
The Dutch Supreme Court issued a decision on whether “dormant employment” arrangements were permissible. The Rotterdam District Court recently issued a ruling on whether a “good employer” has to tell employees about this decision.
It is safe to say that spring 2020 will not soon be forgotten. While the COVID-19 pandemic dominated the news and the attention of federal and state governments alike, the Maryland General Assembly passed several new laws affecting the workplace.
Two new City of Los Angeles ordinances that the mayor signed into law on May 4, 2020 will force employers in certain industries to rehire laid off or furloughed employees in a specified manner, rather than at the employer’s discretion.