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Ezekiel Elliott and NFL Arbitration Appeal

On September 22, 2017 By jpdorris

As many fans and fantasy football GMs know, the NFL commonly suspends players for off the field misconduct. Players may challenge their suspensions through the NFL’s arbitration process. Some players, such as Tom Brady and Ezekiel Elliott, will appeal the arbitrator’s decision in court. While this process can leave some with their hopes deflated, Elliot’s [...]

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The Seattle City Council recently passed a law that allows for-hire drivers (that are classified as independent contractors by Uber and Lyft) to form unions. This ordinance ended up triggering the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) to file a lawsuit against the city of Seattle because of the potential effects it could have [...]

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NLRB Protects Social Net Speech by Employees

On January 29, 2013 By Brooke McLeod

As an increasing number of employees use social media like Facebook and Twitter to communicate with their coworkers, the NLRB has recently issued a series of rulings and advisories that seek to protect employee rights in a social media context. Employers often seek to discourage employees from posting comments that reflect negatively on [...]

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At the onset of the current NFL lockout, I am rooting for the players. The details of the lockout make the NFL players look like oppressed blue-collar workers, and makes the NFL owners look like Uncle Scrooge. But I am worried.

In anticipation of the lockout, the National [...]

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As the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) expires today and the two sides continue to maneuver in anticipation of a lockout, the owners now will likely have to go to the mattresses with a slightly smaller war chest. And by slightly, I [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On December 20, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Eighth Circuit denies NFL’s request to rehear doping case involving two Minnesota Vikings players.

Another professional athlete Twitter violation, but this one viewed as lacking merit.

Following death of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry, teammate Chad Ochocinco decides not to [...]

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According to EdibleApple, former Palm CEO recently claimed that in a 2007 meeting, Apple’s Steve Jobs proposed an unusual hiring freeze. The freeze would have prevented either company from hiring the other’s former employees.

Apple apparently wanted the agreement to prevent former employees from taking too much when they left. However, Apple wanted [...]

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It’s been almost four months since the Screen Actors Guild’s (SAG) TV/Theatrical contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) expired. Despite forty-four days of negotiating, the two organizations have been unable to reach a new agreement. Talks between the organizations halted June 30, 2008, when Hollywood studios [...]

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