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.
In recent years, the technology industry has been widely accused of age discrimination, and now the government has launched an extensive investigation into a variety of age discrimination complaints against Silicon Valley tech conglomerate, Google.
A wrongful termination lawsuit was recently filed against Eddie Money by former employee Glenn Symmonds, and Symmonds'fiancée Tami Landrum. Symmonds was once employed as the famed rocker's drummer.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern recently ruled that ex-Baldwin Park police chief, Lili Hadsell, can bring her workplace discrimination case to trial.
January was a big month for employment and labor law litigation, settlements, and proposed legislation. Most notably, workplace sexual harassment lawsuits took over news headlines throughout the nation, including an announcement of a proposed bill that would address the prevalent sexual harassment problem in astronomy.