Posts tagged Retirement benefits

    Punching In: High Court Signals Coming Curbs on Agency Deference

    August 2, 2022 // The Supreme Court earlier this summer affirmed that agencies can’t regulate “major questions” with significant economic or political implications unless Congress explicitly gives them the power to do so, Given the court’s recently expanded view of what presents a “major question,” some attorneys say the conservative-majority court may next take a swipe at Chevron deference all together. And with the Biden administration’s ambitious regulatory agenda, the DOL’s moves to define an approach to independent contractor status, alter how prevailing wages are calculated, expand overtime pay protections, or issue most any other regulation could be more vulnerable to litigation if that happens. A revised version of President Joe Biden’s $94 billion bailout for union-backed pension plans will take effect next week, outlining a realistic path for hundreds of cash-strapped plans to pay benefits for the next 30 years. Michael Lotito, co-chair of Littler Mendelson PC’s Workplace Policy Institute,

    New Seasons Employees Have Filed for Union Elections

    June 2, 2022 // The separate announcements and filings were deliberate: Employees of the independent New Seasons Labor Union decided to represent themselves without an established union partner. “We decided that the best way for us to be heard was for us to represent ourselves,” a New Seasons Labor Union organizer told the Mercury.

    GOVERNMENT JOBS: 6 THINGS EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEIR JANUS RIGHTS

    May 5, 2022 // If you work for a local, state or federal government entity – a public school district, city hall, a state agency or another government body – you have “Janus Rights”, or the right to decide whether you want to join a union at your workplace. If you decide union membership isn’t for you, then you are not obligated to pay the union at your workplace any kind of dues or fees. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed workers’ rights regarding union membership and support on June 27, 2018, in the case Janus v. AFSCME.

    ‘Just transition’ bill for oil industry workers exposes labor rift

    February 27, 2022 // Trades leaders say that beginning to dismantle the industry now will only push workers into lower-paid jobs. Instead, Trades officials say, the state should invest in big-ticket infrastructure projects such as high-speed rail and offshore wind projects that will create comparable jobs to what workers have been doing for decades.

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