The National Labor Relations Board stated that Wal-Mart violated employee rights in California and 13 other states. The federal agency said that the charges against the U.S. retailer included unlawfully disciplining, threatening or firing employees for taking part in strikes and protests that are protected by law. The NLRB stated that unless the parties reached settlements, the agency was ready to issue complaints.
A law firm that represents employers in employment law cases just released its annual litigation forecast, shortly after the National Labor Relations Board announced its priorities for 2013. According to the report, the NLRB plans to pay special attention to First Amendment issues involving social media in the upcoming year, but the law firm also cited wage and hour disputes, whistleblower cases, and systemic discrimination investigations by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as major areas of probable litigation in the year ahead.
Have you ever had one of those days when work isn't going very well and you want to commiserate with your coworkers? Many Los Angeles employees have, and it is common for people to air their grievances online on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.