Court Overturns Labor-Board Decision on Arbitration Deals

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

A federal appeals court overturned a National Labor Relations Board decision that had barred employers from requiring workers to sign arbitration agreements forbidding them from filing class actions or collective claims on such issues as pay and hours.

Owner fights NLRB complaint

By Peter Corbett, azcentral.com

The new owner of a Phoenix produce-packaging company is fighting a union complaint to the National Labor Relations Board that he illegally fired five workers.

Unions, heal thyselves

By Nicole Gelinas, New York Post

Imagine you’re a retiree with chronic health problems on a fixed income, but too young for Medicare. You open your mail to find out your former employer is taking away your health insurance.

How Low Can Part-Timers’ Hours Go?

By Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect

Say you’re an employer with an employee who works 30 hours a week. If you have 50 employees or more come next year, you’ll be required either to provide her with health-care coverage, which the Affordable Care Act will by then mandate for all employees who work at least 30 hours a week, or you’ll have to pay a $2,000 penalty for failing to cover her.