Workplace Conflict – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Since workplace conflict is inevitable, it makes sense to look for its positive aspects. Conflict, for example, helps us think carefully about ideas and speak up about what will and won’t work. If we know our ideas will be held up to the light, we will put only our best ideas forward. Unfortunately, conflict can... Read more »
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Practice Pointer: Drafting New or Successor Collective Bargaining Agreements
Collective bargaining negotiations cover a myriad of subjects pertaining to terms and conditions of employment. For many employers, a primary focus during collective bargaining negotiations is on economic items such as wages, healthcare and retirement benefits, and paid time off. Many times, much less attention is paid to non-economic items, such as the union recognition... Read more »
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California: Releases Must Be Specific to be Enforceable
On June 8, 2018, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District invalidated a waiver of certain employment claims based on insufficiently specific language in that agreement. The case is Adrian Camacho v. Target Corp. (Cal. Ct. App. 2018). In Camacho, the plaintiff first filed a workers compensation claim against Target and then later filed additional employment law... Read more »
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