The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that graduate students who work at private universities as either teacher or research assistants are considered employees. The NLRB ruling gives these graduate students the opportunity to form and join unions that private university administrators must now recognize.
Given the nature of modern American life, where many families are led by two working parents or a single working parent, issues of having enough maternity leave, or time to take care of young children or sick relatives arise fairly often in the workplace.
Last October, the California Senate unanimously passed the California Fair Pay Bill - one of the most protective equal pay laws in the country. While this was a giant leap in protecting women facing wage discrimination in California, a recent proposal from a state lawmaker wants to expand the law even further to protect employees from racial discrimination.
Things are beginning to heat up in a California wrongful termination lawsuit against Bikram Yoga and its founder, Bikram Choudhury.