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HTMLGovernor of Connecticut Violates First Amendment by Targeting State Employees for Firing Based on Union Membership
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2013, previously published on June 11, 2013
In State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition v. Rowland I/O as Governor of the State of Connecticut, Connecticut Governor Dannell Molloy attempted to extract $450 million in long-term concessions from the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) and 13 other public employee unions during...

 

HTMLBuffalo Joins “Ban the Box” Club
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2013, previously published on May 31, 2013
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, the Common Council of the City of Buffalo followed the lead of New York City, Newark, and Philadelphia, when it passed its own “ban the box” ordinance by a vote of 7-2. The ordinance, which amends Chapter 154 of the Code of the City of Buffalo, and which passed...

 

HTMLWorkplace “Griping” Can Be Grounds for Termination
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2013, previously published on May 28, 2013
Watch what you wish for. There is a line in the sand between protected group activity and general “griping.” The distinction is critical, however, as it may spell the difference between unemployment or the impingement upon protected speech. In Tasker Healthcare Group, d/b/a Skinsmart...

 

HTMLAuto Parts Industry Beware: New York Ban on Aftermarket Catalytic Converters Coming June 1
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2013, previously published on May 15, 2013
Auto parts sellers, installers, and manufacturers should be aware that effective June 1, 2013, New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) regulations make it “unlawful for any person to install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise any new aftermarket catalytic converter in New...

 

HTMLProposed Connecticut Law Would Strip Employers’ Right to Discipline Employees for Speech Made Within the Scope of Employment
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2013, previously published on May 10, 2013
In Connecticut, a private employer’s right to discipline an employee for speech made within the scope of his employment and as part of his official duties was established when the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its ruling in Schumann v. Dianon Systems, Inc., 43 A.3d 111, 304 Conn. 585...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Strikes Down NLRB Poster Requirement
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2013, previously published on May 10, 2013
The divergence of opinion between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has just widened considerably. Three months after the D.C. Circuit ruled that certain board actions were invalid due to constitutionally invalid...

 

HTMLWaiver of Right to Sue Third Parties for Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation Upheld
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2013, previously published on May 1, 2013
On April 25, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Bowman v. Sunoco, Inc. that a waiver of a right to sue third parties for injuries covered by workers’ compensation — signed as a condition of employment — bars a negligence lawsuit against the employer’s customers.

 

HTMLWorkplace Preferences for Employees Having Relationships With Superiors Is Unfair, but Not Actionable Discrimination Under Title VII
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2013, previously published on May 3, 2013
In a decision handed down last week, the Second Circuit reaffirmed its long-standing holding that a “paramour preference” — a situation where a supervisor shows favoritism towards one employee over another due to the existence of a romantic relationship between the supervisor and...

 

HTMLIn Appellate Reversal, Construction Manager Not Liable for Accident Under NYS Labor Law
Brendan T. Fitzpatrick; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2013, previously published on April 24, 2013
In McLaren v. Turner Construction Co., the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department, reversed the trial court’s denial of Turner Construction’s summary-judgment motion and dismissed the complaint and all cross-claims against it. In doing so, the Appellate Division...

 


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