Today, some 225 kms down Interstate-5 from Vancouver, the Seattle (Washington) City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a $15 per hour minimum wage to be phased in over time. This is the full June 2, 2014 news release from the Council:
City Council Approves $15/hour Minimum Wage in Seattle
Historic vote addresses income inequality
SEATTLE - Seattle City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a $15 per hour minimum wage today, making Seattle the first major city in America to take such an action to address income inequality. Beginning April 1, 2015, the legislation will phase-in a $15 per hour minimum wage annually over 3 to 7 years, depending on employer size. read more »
Federal Court of Appeal lays out test for family status discrimination as it relates to childcare matters
The Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") issued two decisions on May 2, 2014, in which it laid out the test for family status discrimination as it relates to childcare matters. Subject to a further appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, this test is binding on federally regulated employers. The two cases are: read more »
California court: poisoning coworker was outside scope of employment, employer not vicariously liable
Montague et al. v. AMN Healthcare, Inc., No. D063385 (Cal. Ct. App. Feb. 21, 2014).
US National Labor Relations Board: Northwestern U scholarship football players are employees, can unionize
The US National Labor Relations Board (N.L.R.B.) ruled today that Northwestern University scholarship football players are employees and therefore can unionize and bargain collectively. The ruling was contained in a 24-page decision issued by Peter Ohr, a
regional director of the N.L.R.B.
The university has posted the following statement on its website in response to the ruling:
Statement by Alan K. Cubbage, Vice President for University Relations, in Regard to Decision by NLRB Regional Director
March 26, 2014 | by Alan K. Cubbage
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University is disappointed by today's ruling by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board finding that Northwestern University's football players who receive grant-in-aid scholarships are employees and directing that a secret ballot election be held to determine whether the football players should be represented by the College Athletes Players Association for purposes of collective bargaining with Northwestern University. read more »