The U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance earlier this year that reminds employers of the current rights of teleworking employees under both the FLSA and FMLA. The Labor & Employment practice group reviews this guidance in this episode of California Employment News.Continue Reading California Employment News: Department of Labor Guidance on Telework

A new law mandates employers to provide appropriate military leave compensation for San Francisco employees while they are away for military duty. The Labor and Employment practice group reviews the SF Military Leave Pay Protection Act in this episode of California Employment News.

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Section 7(a) of the NLRA Applies to More Than Just CBA Employees

In general, Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) provides employees nationwide with certain rights relating to organizing with other employees and collective bargaining, whether or not they are subject to collective bargaining agreements (“CBAs”). These rights include the right to self-organize; join or assist labor organizations; cooperate in NLRB investigations; and engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, including criticizing employer policies and discussing severance, wages and other terms and conditions of employment with co-workers and former co-workers.Continue Reading Impact of the NLRB’s McLaren Macomb Decision on Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Provisions in Severance Agreements