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Sixth Circuit Approves NLRB’s Jurisdiction over Michigan Indian Tribe

In a recent split decision, the Sixth Circuit held that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) possessed jurisdiction to enforce provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) against the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians—a Michigan Indian tribe—to prevent the Tribe from enforcing its new labor regulations against a casino on its land. The … Continue Reading

Out to Lunch in the Sixth Circuit: Guards Won’t Receive Overtime for Monitoring Radios at Mealtime

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit issued a published opinion in Ruffin v. MotorCity Casino, in which the court held that casino security guards’ meal breaks, during which they were required to stay on casino property and monitor their two-way radios, were not spent “predominantly for the employer’s benefit,” and so not compensable under the Fair Labor … Continue Reading