Melissa Gonzalez Boyce

About Melissa Gonzalez Boyce

I am the legal editor for the Labor Relations section of XpertHR. Prior to joining XpertHR, I practiced labor and employment law with a focus on union-related matters, including collective bargaining, grievance and disciplinary procedures and unfair labor practices, as well as a variety of other employment-related claims.

I represented private and public employers before the US District Court, the New Jersey Superior Court and Appellate Division, the EEOC and the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission.

Some of the topics I cover for XpertHR include:

Labor Relations
Unions
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Collective Bargaining Process
Labor Management
National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Unfair Labor Practices

Email: melissa.boyce@xperthr.com
Twitter: @MelissaGBoyce

Author archive | Melissa Gonzalez Boyce

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Addressing Workplace Violence in Today’s Active Shooter Age

As a series of tragic events in recent years illustrate, employers must confront the reality that they are not immune from workplace violence, including the risk of active shooter events. While that challenge may seem daunting, there are certain steps… continue

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Zika Virus: Handling Employee Travel Concerns

Now that the Zika virus has hit the US with confirmed cases of locally transmitted infections, employers face a real threat to the health of their employees and their business. Typically spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes and direct… continue

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OSHA’s New Reporting Rules Raise New Concerns for Employers

Ever since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released new reporting and recordkeeping rules, employers have been struggling to determine what they actually mean for their workplaces. Whether it is the various reporting requirements or the multiple effective dates,… continue

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What OSHA’s New Reporting Rules Mean for Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently finalized rules on the electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA’s new reporting rules place significant burdens on employers that bring the potential for substantial economic liability and serious frustration.
These… continue

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How Do Municipalities Affect Your Employee Handbook?

Municipalities are leading the way in expanding employee rights. So, if updating an employee handbook is not challenging enough, employers now find themselves trying to keep up with municipalities stretching their own legislating power to carve out rights and benefits… continue

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Active Shooters in the Workplace: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

As recent events have made tragically clear, the number of active shooter events in the workplace seem to be becoming increasingly common. As a result, employers are struggling with how best to prepare their employees and protect the workplace in… continue

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Black Friday: One Retailer’s Radical Approach Has Employees Giving Thanks

For most retail employees, the days of relishing in the Thanksgiving turkey hangover are long gone as Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year. So instead, employees are forced out of their turkey coma… continue

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Why the Expanding Joint Employer Standard Could Create Liability

Employers are still feeling the shockwaves from the National Labor Relations Board’s recent expansion of what qualifies as a “joint employer” in a ruling that potentially alters longstanding business models. In a recent XpertHR webinar, Greenberg Traurig attorney Todd Wozniak  … continue

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Managing Employees in California: Three Legal Minefields

Those managing employees in California know all too well the legal minefields they have to carefully navigate through each day. California is known as perhaps the most “employee-friendly” state in the nation with good reason, as its state legislature, agencies… continue

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Beware: 11 Employment Policies on the NLRB’s Radar

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues its aggressive enforcement actions against work rules and policies it deems overbroad and infringing on an employee’s rights to engage in activity protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Non-union and union… continue

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