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Tag Archives: Labor

Vocational workers are ‘employees’ under NLRA (access required)

Where the National Labor Relations Board concluded that the relationship between a vocational services program and disabled janitors was akin to a “typically industrial” relationship, thus making the janitors “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and substantial evidence supported ...

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Notices on negotiations wasn’t unfair labor practice (access required)

Where the manufacturing company posted notices about then-ongoing negotiations with the union, but did so in a straightforward manner that expressed its position without directly or indirectly soliciting employee action, it did not commit an unfair labor practice. Background Tecnocap ...

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Employer can’t dispose of calculation-of-benefits suit (access required)

Although an employer argued its method of calculating benefits for retirees electing joint and survivor annuities under its defined benefit retirement plan was reasonable under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, testimony from the plaintiff’s expert witness about the appropriate ...

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Volvo’s change in position does not warrant court intervention (access required)

Volvo’s change in legal position as to whether its direct payments to union employees under a collective bargaining agreement violate the Labor Management Relations Act, or LMRA, does not give rise to a case or controversy warranting court intervention as ...

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Briefing ordered on legal standard for piercing corporate veil (access required)

In a case involving an ERISA-covered plan, the parties’ briefs on the motion to dismiss assumed that Virginia law applies to the corporate veil piercing claim. Supplemental briefing was ordered on whether the federal common-law standard should instead apply, and ...

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ERISA preempts suit over pension withdrawal liability (access required)

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 preempts a suit contesting a multimillion-dollar withdrawal liability owed to the trade association that offers the pension plan because the claims challenge the plan’s terms as violative of ERISA. The plaintiffs could ...

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