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Six Workers Were Fired For Making This Sandwich Meme


An appeals court has sided with a Jimmy John's franchise owner who fired six employees for making signs protesting the company's sick day policy. The meme explains how the Twin Cities-based Jimmy John's franchise owner did not offer paid sick days, and it implies that employees risk losing their jobs if they call in sick, despite the risk that poses to customers.

Today's Workplace more

Republicans Working Against Workers

Leo Gerard

Washington state gets paid family leave

Laura Clawson

Working People Need to Know If We Can Trust Donald Trump’s NLRB Nominees to Protect Our Freedoms

Kenneth Quinnell

Jimmy John’s Fired Workers for Making a ‘Disloyal’ Meme. A Court Just Ruled That’s Okay.

Bruce Vail

Get Back Your Right To Take Your Bank To Court

Isaiah J. Poole

In the Courts more

Osberg v. Foot Locker, Inc,

Affirming the district court's judgment that Foot Locker violated ERISA and ordering the reformation of their employee pension plan to conform with participants' reasonably mistaken expectations.

McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Savings Bank FSB

Reversing the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant in an action under the Fair Labor Standards Act and holding that mortgage underwriters are entitled to overtime compensation for work in excess of 40 hours a week because the primary job duty did not relate to the employer bank's management or general business operations, so that the administrative employee exemption did not apply.

July 19, 2017

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In the News

From overtime rules to worker protections, 5 ways Trump is shifting labor policy

Paid Family Leave is a Work Incentive

The probe into Google’s alleged gender pay gap just hit a snag

Retail Workers Union Opposes Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods

Yellen Says Opioid Use Is Tied to Declining Labor Participation

Only 0.1% of US minimum wage workers can afford a 1-bedroom apartment, report finds

Home care workers have our lives in their hands. They're paid only $10 an hour

Why sexism has festered for so long in Silicon Valley

Forget Politics: Without 'Neutral' Internet, US Workers Stand To Lose Trillions

Gig Workers Pose Danger to Consumer Lending Boom

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