Monthly Archives: June 2010

UNIONS TARGET PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES FOR GROWTH

With failed efforts to pass card check and other union-friendly legislation in Congress – at least thusfar – unions have begun to move forward on other initiatives for growing union membership. One of those has been to try and increase union presence in the public sector, and West Virginia has not been immune to those efforts.
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PERSONAL TEXTING ON EMPLOYER-OWNED DEVICES MAY BE AYOR “AT YOUR OWN RISK”

The long-anticipated cage match between technology and the law took place last week, and Round One went to employers. While it wasn’t a full and complete KO, employers at least received some guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court in City of Ontario, California v. Quon as it relates to an employee’s use of and privacy in employer-owned and provided communication devices.

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AND THE ONSLAUGHT CONTINUES….

For those close enough to Ohio County to know of, and be encouraged by, a Judge’s dismissal of the Plaintiffs’ claims in the case of Roth v. Defelicecare, Inc. about 18 months ago, the latest in an increasingly long line of opinions unfavorable to employers released by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals must be a significant disappointment.

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