In a major victory for a South Carolina poultry processor, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reversed a jury’s verdict in favor of 16 plaintiffs who claimed they were promised they would be paid “punch-to-punch,” instead of line time, as was the practice in the unionized facility where they worked. This wiped out an aw...
In a stinging defeat for organized labor, particularly in the South, Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tennessee rejected representation by the United Auto Workers on February 14 by a vote of 712-626. Unions have long desired to organize workers in the South, especially to gain a footing in the South in the auto industry, particularly since their union m...
There has been a long string of announcements by the Obama administration delaying implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The administration had previously delayed the application of the employer responsibility provisions (the tax) from January 2014 to 2015. The most recent announcement gives large employers with 100 or more employees more flexi...

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