Employment, Labor, and the Supreme Court

Employment, Labor, and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s current term will feature a host of cases concerning labor and employment issues. In one case—where arguments have already commenced—the Court will decide on the right of workers to file class-action lawsuits against their employers, and in...
Labor and Employment 2017: A Recap and a Look Forward

Labor and Employment 2017: A Recap and a Look Forward

Despite shifting political winds in Washington, several long-anticipated labor reforms have begun to take effect this year. However, many of these policies will face intense scrutiny from the new administration, which may lead to delayed rollouts or complete...
NYC Enacts Scheduling Requirements to Benefit Fast Food Employees

NYC Enacts Scheduling Requirements to Benefit Fast Food Employees

New York City will soon adopt a series of laws which limit fast food employers’ ability to shift employees’ schedules on short notice. The legislative package, designated “Fair Workweek,” was signed into law on May 30, 2017, by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. The package’s...
Starbucks and Other Companies Provide Paid Parental Leave

Starbucks and Other Companies Provide Paid Parental Leave

The Seattle-based coffee giant, Starbucks, announced last month that it’s parental leave policy — which gives all birth mothers, regardless of their position at Starbucks, six weeks of paid leave at 67 percent of average pay — will get even better for its...
Announcing the New King of the Valley Jesters: Stephen Koppekin

Announcing the New King of the Valley Jesters: Stephen Koppekin

Stephen Koppekin Consulting provides cost-effective and efficient consulting solutions in the areas of labor and employment.  With his expert ability to negotiate and his solution-based mindset, Stephen Koppekin shares his vast knowledge on his consulting website....