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Northwestern Football Players and Academic Medical Centers: The Other Shoe Has Dropped

Editor’s Note: The following Executive Alert was published by members of BakerHostetler’s Labor Relations team. In a move that has surprised many, but not all, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-watchers and collegiate football fans, Chicago-area NLRB regional director Peter Sung Ohr has determined that Northwestern University (Northwestern) football players who receive grant-in-aid are employees of … Continue Reading

That Persnickety and Persistent NLRB

As has been reported in previous editions of the Health Law Update, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)-watching now is a required activity for all employers—union and nonunion alike. On February 25, 2014, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin published a list of substantive questions that must be submitted to the Division of Advice in Washington, D.C., … Continue Reading

Pregnant Employees Become the Subject of Heightened Attention and New Legislation

Editor’s note:  This post originally appeared on BakerHostetler’s Employment Law Spotlight blog. Over the past decade, the number of claims pregnant workers have filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has risen by almost 50 percent, according to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).  Most of these workers assert that their employers denied them … Continue Reading

Academic Medical Centers: Musings on the Lives of College Football Players and Hospital House Staff

It has been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity – both are marked by their ability to see connections where others see only differences.  The recent filing of a representation petition on behalf of Northwestern University football players has been received with much shrugging of shoulders. (NLRB Case 13-RC-121359). The … Continue Reading

Employer Shared Responsibility Final Regulations Offer Partial Temporary Enforcement Relief

Editor’s Note:  This post originally appeared in BakerHostetler’s Health Care Reform executive alert. Enforcement of the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been further delayed for employers with between 50 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and temporarily eased for employers with 100 or more full-time equivalent employees. The relief was announced on February … Continue Reading

Internship Programs: Rite of Passage, or Right to Pay? The Issue Deserves Continued Monitoring by Employers

Editor’s Note:  This post originally appeared on BakerHostetler’s Employment Law Spotlight blog. With the start of the New Year, many employers are gearing up for their internship programs, which often coincide with academic semesters and summer recesses beginning in May.  Such programs, though, have become a source of much attention in the media, courts, state … Continue Reading
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