Merry Christmas from LRIS.

First Thursday, December 2018

It’s the last First Thursday of month. Will has been a bit under the weather, which is why we’re late this month, but we’ve forced him out of his sick bed and into the recording room.

First Post-Janus Cases Decided

A variety of lawsuits have been filed across the country in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME. Court decisions have now been issued in three of cases.

  • Need Unions Refund Fair Share Dues Collected Before Janus? Need Unions Refund Fair Share Dues Collected Before Janus? Danielson v. AFSCME Council 28, No. 3:18-cv-05206-RJB (W.D. Wa. 2018)
  • Can An Employer Cancel All Union Dues Until Employees Sign New Authorizations? AFSCME Local 3277 v. City of Rio Rancho, 2018 WL 6047494 (NM PELRB 2018)
  • Can Employees Cancel Fixed-Term Dues Authorizations? Smith v. Contra Costa County, 2018 WL 6072806 (N.D. Cal. 2018)

This month’s other cases include:

  • Who Are ‘Comparable Employees’ For Discrimination Purposes? Robinson v. City of Cleveland, 2018 WL 6039236 (6th Cir. 2018)
  • Whether Accommodation Is ‘Reasonable’ May Depend On CBA, Faulkner v. Douglas County, 2018 WL 4936390 (8th Cir. 2018)
  • Supreme Court Finds Small Public Employers Subject To Age Discrimination Law, Mt. Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, 2018 WL 5794639 (Sup. Ct. 2018)