The Senate has cleared the way for confirmation of Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary with a successful cloture vote, 61 to 39. This indicates that Mr. Acosta is likely to be confirmed very soon. Given the high level of uncertainly about how Mr. Acosta will approach his role, Workplace Fairness is geared up to closely monitor his actions, and keep workers and their advocates informed.

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Workplace Fairness: Online Legal Resources for Victims of Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environments

Sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace put the integrity of companies in jeopardy and place workers in compromising positions. When issues arise at their jobs, many employees feel powerless to defend themselves. To even the odds, the legal experts at Workplace Fairness empower American workers to know the laws and enforce their rights.

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Under Trump, coal communities are stuck between a rock and a hard place

Natasha Geiling

The Looming Writers Strike Is About Much More Than What’s On TV

David Dayen

This week in the war on workers: Trump's top attacks on workers ... so far

Laura Clawson

Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs

Carly Ebben Eaton and Kathy Setian

Thousands of Piece Rate Workers in California’s Salon Industry Are Likely Owed Unpaid Wages

Patrick R. Kitchin

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NLRB v. Pier Sixty, LLC

In petition for enforcement of an order of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and an employer's cross‐petition, the NLRB's decision is affirmed where: 1) employer has not shown the existence of an 'extraordinary circumstance' that requires us to waive the ordinary rule against considering arguments not presented to the Board as required by 29 U.S.C. section 160(e); and 2) employer violated Sections 8(a)(1) and 8(a)(3) by discharging the employee since employee's conduct was not so 'opprobrious' as to lose the protection of the NLRA.

Featherstone v. S. Cal. Permanente Med. Group

In an action brought by a former employee against her employer, alleging defendant refused to rescind her resignation in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Gov.Code section 12940 et seq., and public policy, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed where: 1) defendant's refusal to allow plaintiff to rescind her resignation was not an adverse employment action under the FEHA.; and 2) plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of fact as to whether the defendant employees who accepted and promptly processed her resignation knew of her alleged temporary disability at the time they took those actions.

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Senate Confirms R. Alexander Acosta as Labor Secretary

American Airlines announces pay raises, and investors balk

Senate nudges Acosta step toward confirmation at Labor

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