Labor and employment roundup
- “Can The EEOC Troll For Plaintiffs By Sending A Blast Email To Business Email Addresses?” [Christopher DeGroff, Seyfarth Shaw Workplace Class Action Blog, on Case New Holland v. EEOC]
- Just one of those things? Special holiday bonus giveaways could’ve plugged $1.9 billion of Detroit fiscal gap [Megan McArdle, Coyote] The police and fire departments that ate Motown [Coyote] Fire department expenditures have risen even in cities where fires have declined 90 percent [Tabarrok]
- EEOC sues employer for failing to accommodate employee’s religious belief linking hand scanner to “Mark of the Beast” [EEOC release, West Virginia Record, Exponent-Telegram]
- Claim that FDR opposed collective bargaining in public sector rated “True” [Politifact]
- Worker who tore down employer poster can sue under California law banning adverse workplace treatment based on political belief [Volokh]
- You’re paying through taxes for the work of the eatery-harassing Restaurant Opportunities Center [Eric Boehm/Reason, Washington Times, Diana Furchtgott-Roth/RCM]
- Before the Supreme Court in Unite HERE Local 355 v. Mulhall: Does federal labor law prohibition on employer’s giving “thing of value” to union prohibit furnishing cooperation during a campaign to unionize? [SCOTUSBlog, Cato Institute amicus brief with National Federation of Independent Business, Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Sachs at new labor blog On Labor] More: Trevor Burrus, Cato.