Labor Board Ruling Could Allow Grad Students to Unionize – WSJ

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to decide this summer whether about 2,000 Columbia graduate students who signed a petition to unionize are university employees—which could pave the way for grad students at private schools across the country to unionize.
Source: Labor Board Ruling Could Allow Grad Students to Unionize – WSJ

Philadelphia Restricts Employers’ Use of Credit History for Employment Purposes | Seyfarth Shaw LLP – JDSupra

Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective July 7, 2016, employers in Philadelphia are prohibited from procuring or using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history for employment purposes.      On June 7, 2016, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed Bill No 160072, an amendment to the Philadelphia “Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination.” Source: Philadelphia Restricts Employers’ Use of Credit History for Employment Purposes | Seyfarth Shaw LLP – JDSupra

Free speech limits tested when Louisiana public agencies restrict employees’ social media | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rapides Parish teacher Deborah Vailes was called into the office and reprimanded by the principal on the day she posted sharply critical remarks on her personal Facebook page about Louisiana’s
Source: Free speech limits tested when Louisiana public agencies restrict employees’ social media | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana

NLRB Orders Samsung to Stop Use of Employment Agreement Waiving Right to Sue | The National Trial Lawyers

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Samsung refrain from coercively interrogating employees and to cease the use of an agreement to arbitrate claims. The mutual agreement required employ…
Source: NLRB Orders Samsung to Stop Use of Employment Agreement Waiving Right to Sue | The National Trial Lawyers