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Some of the most noteworthy decisions for Washington state this year will lead to bigger tax bills for investors and more legal options for employers following destructive union strikes, while protecting voters' ability to challenge allegedly discriminatory election systems.
The U.S. Supreme Court and National Labor Relations Board issued several highly anticipated decisions in the first half of 2023, including potentially making it easier for employers to sue unions over strike damages and harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors.
Here, Law360 looks at the most significant decisions for labor relations that came out in the first half of the year.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt unions a blow Thursday, giving employers the green light to sue over strikes structured to cause intentional damage to their property.
The U.S. Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with how to draw lines in a high profile case over when employers can sue unions over property damage tied to strikes, but several justices appeared intrigued by a Biden administration proposal that would send the case back to state court.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could erode the National Labor Relations Board's authority and discourage unions from striking by exposing them to liability if they damage employer property. Here, Law360 previews the biggest labor case to hit the high court's docket in years.
The U.S. Supreme Court will examine the scope of attorney-client privilege and whether companies can sue unions for property damage caused by strikes in its first arguments of 2023. Here, Law360 breaks down the docket this week.
The new year brings a host of hot-button cases for the U.S. Supreme Court justices, who will tackle everything from President Joe Biden's student debt relief plan to Section 230 immunity for Big Tech companies over the next six months before the summer recess. Here, Law360 highlights the big-ticket items.
The U.S. Supreme Court risks introducing "conceptual confusion" into federal labor law's supremacy over state tort law in its review of unions' liability for strike-induced property damage, tort scholars warned in one of several briefs backing a Teamsters unit in a dispute over liability for spoiled concrete.
A Washington concrete company cannot proceed with a lawsuit seeking to recover damages for property it claims workers destroyed during a work stoppage because the workers' actions were arguably protected under federal labor law, a Teamsters local told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.
The federal government has asked to join oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case over whether a Teamsters local can be sued for property damage during a strike, with the U.S. solicitor general saying the U.S. has "a substantial interest" in ensuring the National Labor Relations Board's authority isn't eroded.