COLLUSION AMONG EMPLOYERS IN SETTING  WAGE RATES CHALLENGED
Although such cases are not common, some cases have over the years arisen across the U.S. alleging that employers colluded among themselves to set lower wage levels for employees.  These alleged collusions have been attacked as violative of the anti-trust laws.  Some of the more publicized cases have been those in Massachusetts, where Boston-are...
Labor unions and some government entities have criticized a number of "sharing economy" companies such as Uber, Lyft, AirBNB and others, on the basis that they deny their personnel employment rights and make it impossible to form a union.  Federal Express has been under constant legal attack for utilizing independent contractor drivers. One case invo...
The subject of morbidly obese plaintiffs under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAAA) has generated a lot of interest as well as litigation.  The most recent application of the law occurred in a case in which an employer was granted summary judgment, against both a "disability" theory and a "regarded as" theory under the expanded and ame...
The current members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seem to be constantly over-ruling well-settled NLRB precedent to expand organized labor’s rights, usually to the detriment of employers’ management rights.  Many years ago the U.S. Supreme Court said an employer possesses the right to permanently replace economic strikers to...

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