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STF breaking with tradition by making contract talks public

In a move it hopes will secure a better deal for teachers and win public support for education funding, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is planning to break with tradition and make details of its contract talks sessions public. 541 more words

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Low unemployment rates and low unemployment benefits -- record lows for a reason

Mark Sommerhauser’s article about possible changes to criminal prosecution of unemployment fraud has a remarkable chart detailing the roller coaster plunge in unemployment benefits in Wisconsin since the end of the great recession. 1,213 more words


STF to ask government for raise, classroom size limitations

Saskatchewan teachers are expected to ask for a raise and a method for determining the “appropriate” class size and composition when bargaining for their new collective agreement gets underway next week. 615 more words

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Tentative deal gives Americans incentive to remain with Canadian Football League teams

The tentative agreement between the CFL and CFL Players’ Association gives American players more incentive to stay in the league.

According to two sources, the proposed three-year deal includes provisions for Americans to be deemed Canadian after as little as three years. 636 more words


Quick Flashback—NLRB Overruled Obama Board’s “Independent Contractor” Test

Rosemary McKenna

Earlier this year, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”)—with its 3-to-1 Republican-appointed majority—returned to its long-standing common-law test for determining whether workers are independent contractors (“ICs”) or employees, expressly overruling an Obama-era decision, which it said impermissibly altered the test by severely limiting the significance of “entrepreneurial opportunity” to the analysis. 538 more words

Employment Policies And Procedures

Declaratory judgment action concerning FLSA exemption dismissed on ripeness grounds

It’s fitting that our first-ever post is devoted to a case that was dismissed for lack of federal jurisdiction. The court’s decision serves as a reminder that the cases featured in this blog owe their federal existence to Article III of the U.S. 293 more words

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