Tag: Regulation

5G Deployment Accelerates: Reports from the Field

February 26, 2019, by Jeff Schervone 5G broadband deployment is accelerating with a boost from the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC"). Status of 5G Deployment 5G deployment is dense, meaning small cell wireless facilities are attached to utility poles in local Rights-of-Way (ROW).  In one example from Palo Alto, CA, a proposed AT&T small cell cluster … Continue reading 5G Deployment Accelerates: Reports from the Field

5G Wars: Rapid Deployment v. Supply Chain Security

January 11, 2019, By Jeff Schervone The FCC's 5G small cell deployment order is set to go into effect on January 14, 2019. In September 2018, the FCC issued its Declaratory Ruling and Third Report & Order, Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment (the “September Order”).  Facing a wave of right-of-way … Continue reading 5G Wars: Rapid Deployment v. Supply Chain Security

The 5G Wars, Begun They Have

January 3, 2019; by Jeff Schervone Municipalities across the United States are suing the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") to stay, or at least slow down, the rollout of 5G small cell deployment onto utility poles in local communities.  In September 2018, the FCC issued its Declaratory Ruling and Third Report & Order, Accelerating Wireless Broadband … Continue reading The 5G Wars, Begun They Have

New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law is Live

November 6, 2018, by Jeff Schervone New Jersey's Earned Sick Leave Law went into effect on October 29, 2018, and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development ("LWD") launched a website with information for employers and employees. Under the new law, most employers must provide their employees with earned sick leave. "For every 30 hours worked, … Continue reading New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law is Live

New Jersey Bill Set To Shred Employment-Related NDAs

By Jeff Schervone - August 10, 2018  New Jersey continues to adopt a raft of remedial employment laws, including the recent Equal Pay Act  and the Paid Sick Leave Act.  Now, the New Jersey Legislature has its sights set on private contracts, namely employment-related nondisclosure agreements, or NDAs.  When (not if) adopted, these NDAs will … Continue reading New Jersey Bill Set To Shred Employment-Related NDAs

The Affordable Burger Act: Congress Pushes Back Against the NLRB and Unions

12/7/2015 – by Jeff Schervone Congress is advancing legislation to push back against a July, 2015 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In BFI Newby Island Recyclery, a partisan and divided NLRB expanded the Joint-Employer Rule, a judicial interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Up to now, the rule limited application … Continue reading The Affordable Burger Act: Congress Pushes Back Against the NLRB and Unions

Look for the Union Label…On Your Burger: The NLRB Expands Joint-Employer Rule

By Jeff Schervone At the end of August, 2015 in a victory for labor unions, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expanded its joint-employer rule. In BFI Newby Island Recyclery, 240 "sorters, screen cleaners and housekeepers" were outsourced by Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) from Leadpoint Business Services (Leadpoint) under a private contract. Leadpoint paid the employees' … Continue reading Look for the Union Label…On Your Burger: The NLRB Expands Joint-Employer Rule