an update for the week of october 2, 2006
today's workplace: the employee rights blog
What a Difference a Day Makes: And it's a dark day, indeed. While in theory, it might sound good to be instantly promoted from rank-and-file worker to supervisor, Tuesday, October 3 will not be a day that those who received the "instant promotion" will ultimately remember fondly. When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided to decimate the meaning of the word "supervisor" to support its overtly political agenda, workers paid the price.
this week in the courts
Senger v. City of Aberdeen  (Eighth Circuit; No. 05-3803)
Decision Date: September 29, 2006
In an action brought by current and former firefighters to recover overtime pay that they claim is due them under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), grant of the defendant's motion for summary judgment and the denial of the plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment are both reversed where there is ambiguity as to precisely what the FLSA means when it says that each employee will be "credited."
Decision Date: September 28, 2006
Summary judgment for plaintiff-union in a dispute over the terms of an arbitration decision involving an employee's back wages for an unjustified suspension is affirmed where, despite defendant's procedural forfeiture of its challenge to an adverse clarification of the decision, the challenge was not frivolous and did not justify the award of attorney's fees to the union.
The Good, the Bad, and Wal-Mart
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