NLRB Tells Non-Union Workers: “Stop Your ‘Weining’- You Have No Weingarten Rights”

Since the early 1980s, the NLRB has vacillated back and forth on whether non-union employees are entitled to have a co-worker present during an investigatory interview that could result in discipline — a right that has long been afforded union employees pursuant to the United States Supreme Court’s holding in NLRB v. Weingarten, 420 U.S. 251 (1975). In the 42 years since the Supreme Court first extended this right to union employees in Weingarten, the NLRB has changed its position four times as to whether “Weingarten rights” extend to non-union employees.  In what can only be viewed as a victory for retail employers with non-unionized workers, the NLRB, on May 3, 2017, rejected a request that it again reverse course and extend Weingarten rights to non-union employees.  With this Order, the NLRB confirms that retail employers need not acquiesce to a request by a non-union employee to have a co-worker sit in while that non-union employee is questioned in an investigatory interview.

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Davis Malm Hosts Cocktails and Conversations with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

On April 26, 2017, Davis Malm hosted a Cocktails and Conversations event in partnership with Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). MassTech CEO and Executive Director, Timothy J. Connelly, shared his insights on how Massachusetts became a leader in the growing technology industry, and how the state plans to utilize its position to support emerging businesses and technologies via strategic investment and collaborative leadership. Davis Malm shareholder, Patrick T. Clendenen, offered opening remarks.

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Davis Malm Hosts Cocktails and Conversations with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

On April 26, 2017, Davis Malm hosted a Cocktails and Conversations event in partnership with Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). MassTech CEO and Executive Director, Timothy J. Connelly, shared his insights on how Massachusetts became a leader in the growing technology industry, and how the state plans to utilize its position to support emerging businesses and technologies via strategic investment and collaborative leadership. Davis Malm shareholder, Patrick T. Clendenen, offered opening remarks.

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Managing ill and injured workers – what you need to know

The management of ill and injured employees is fraught with risk. If you get it wrong, you’re looking down the barrel of a number of claims. If you get it right, you’re boosting the chances of a healthy and productive workforce.

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Council has perpetual litigator declared vexatious

The recent decision in The Hills Shire Council v Stankovic [2017] NSWSC 464 is an important decision for local governments as it deals with circumstances not unfamiliar to many local councils. Click here for a link to the full decision.

The proceedings were brought by The Hills Shire Council (Council) pursuant to the Vexatious Proceedings Act (NSW) (Act), seeking an order pursuant to section 8 of the Act that the Defendant be prohibited from instituting proceedings in New South Wales, without seeking leave of the Court.

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Davis Malm Hosts Springboard Enterprises Health Innovation Hub Program

On April 20, 2017, Davis Malm hosted and participated in a three-day bootcamp for Springboard Enterprises’ Health Innovation Hub: Life Science Program. Davis Malm shareholders, Sam A. Mawn-Mahlau and Richard L. Sampson, took part in the event, providing opening remarks and participating in the bootcamp’s Intellectual Property roundtable, respectively. Fifteen women-led healthcare and life science companies were chosen to participate in this highly selective program, which included interactive coaching sessions and roundtable discussions.

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Davis Malm Hosts Springboard Enterprises Health Innovation Hub Program

On April 20, 2017, Davis Malm hosted and participated in a three-day bootcamp for Springboard Enterprises’ Health Innovation Hub: Life Science Program. Davis Malm shareholders, Sam A. Mawn-Mahlau and Richard L. Sampson, took part in the event, providing opening remarks and participating in the bootcamp’s Intellectual Property roundtable, respectively. Fifteen women-led healthcare and life science companies were chosen to participate in this highly selective program, which included interactive coaching sessions and roundtable discussions.

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TEAM HOMS GO THE EXTRA MILE – GREAT LIMERICK RUN 2017

A great weekend was had by all involved with the Great Limerick Run. For the fourth year running HOMS Solicitors were proud sponsors of the HOMS Fittest Company Challenge as part of the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run. This year the HOMS team were fundraising for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

The weekend kicked off with the Great Limerick Run Expo in the Sports Arena at UL on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April. HOMS Solicitors had an exhibition stand at the Expo. A highlight of the stand was the ‘Beat the Bleep’ game which was of great enjoyment to both children and adults.

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Fort Lauderdale Partner Gary Brown Publishes Update To His Book Florida Construction Defect Litigation

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Fort Lauderdale partner Gary Brown recently published an update to his book, Florida Construction Defect Litigation. It covers the legal framework within which construction defect claims are addressed, typical claims and defenses, contractual considerations, standards of care for contractors and design professionals, the applicability of insurance and surety bonds, and the role of experts.

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Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Legal 500, a legal directory of the top international lawyers and law firms, have once again ranked HOMS Solicitors in their publication Legal 500 EMEA 2017.

We have been recognised this year in Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Insurance, Public Sector and Real Estate. Comments include, ‘very strong team of litigators’, ‘particularly good on real estate issues in insolvency situations’, ‘provides strong advice on complex professional indemnity matters’, ‘excellent defence litigator’ and ‘efficient and perceptive’.

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