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The Anti-Social Network: Facebook, Smart Phones?in the Workplace – Panel Discussion

A discussion of social media disputes in the workplace, include NLRB decisions on the subject and relevant laws

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The Anti-Social Network: consolidated outline

An outline of the important laws, decisions and statistics about workplace disputes involving social media.

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Professor Malin examines the agreement between the CAW and Magna International, the largest employer in the Canadian automotive industry. The agreement states that Magna will providing training in new technologies and will treat employees fairly, and that the CWA will assist with sourcing, enhancing employee cooperation, and facilitating relationships with customers. Malin also assesses controversies …

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A common provision in standard form employment and consumer arbitration agreements restricts the claimant to bringing an individual action only. The case law governing the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements is in a state of confusion, with no clear resolution in sight. Professor Malin surveys the landscape.

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The predominance of single-parent and dual-worker households has greatly increased the tension that employees feel between responsibilities to their jobs and responsibilities to their families. Labor arbitrators most commonly encounter work/family conflict issues in discipline and discharge grievances. The authors conducted an experimental survey or arbitrators designed to explore (1) whether demographic characteristics of grievants …

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Conflicts arising out of work force diversity

A review of the anti-discrimination laws and their application by the Courts. Arbitrators are advised to educate themselves with the requirements of the statutes, and not rely on the parties to do so. Measures that should be taken to ensure compliance with public law are enumerated. Attorney Gibbs gives a labor perspective.

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