July 01, 2024

SHRM Legal Quotes Robin Burroughs on Maryland’s Recent Changes to Employment Law

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On July 1, 2024, SHRM Legal quoted Robin Burroughs on Maryland’s recent changes to employment law. 

According to the article, HR professionals might feel more confident about terminating employees for serious violations of company policy following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Starbucks ruling. Even if the workers are union organizers, employers still may be able to avoid allegations of unfair labor practices.

In the decision, the Supreme Court vacated opinions in favor of seven Starbucks workers who claimed they were unlawfully fired after their union-organizing efforts at a Memphis, Tennessee store.

The ruling may make companies more inclined to defend company policies in court rather than settle claims of labor law violations. 

“The good news for employers is that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may be slower or more careful to act, knowing that it will receive a higher level of scrutiny from the courts,” said Burroughs. 

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