Labor and employment roundup

by Walter Olson on March 13, 2013

  • Great moments in union contracts: “Many Suburban Cops Allowed To Work ‘Half Drunk'” [NBC Chicago]
  • California high court imposes arbitrary damage-splitting rule on mixed-motive firings [Cheryl Miller, The Recorder]
  • More tales of much-forgiven Broward County bus drivers [Sun-Sentinel, background]
  • Sixth Circuit: SEIU robocalls to harass hospital CEO don’t violate TCPA [Littler]
  • Judge rejects EEOC position against alcohol testing of steelworkers in safety-sensitive posts [Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine, Reuters]
  • “NYFD made written test impossible to fail, but diversity recruits in Academy can’t meet physical standards either.” [Ted Frank/PoL]
  • “The March Toward a Bullying Cause of Action Continues” [Michael Fox, Employer's Lawyer; TheDenverChannel.com]
  • T’wasn’t easy for White House to find a new Labor Secretary to the left of Hilda Solis, but meet Tom Perez [WaPo]

{ 3 comments }

1 Hugo S. Cunningham 03.13.13 at 10:02 am

>Judge rejects EEOC position against alcohol testing of steelworkers in safety-sensitive posts [Paul Mirengoff, PowerLine]

Could you give the name of this case? The link on Powerline’s page does not seem to work.

2 Walter Olson 03.13.13 at 10:47 am

EEOC v. U.S. Steel. I’ve added a Reuters link above.

3 Kyle 03.13.13 at 5:41 pm

It’s not a good feeling to know that a someone driving a squad car and carrying a gun might be “half drunk”. That should be a zero tolerance policy.

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