All Items: Labor Relations

  • New NLRB Member Kaplan Expected to Take Employer-Friendly Approach

    Date:
    August 3, 2017

    If President Trump's other nominee is confirmed to the now-vacant fifth seat, Republicans would have a 3-2 majority and could begin to reverse National Labor Relations Board decisions issued during the Obama administration.

  • Seventh Circuit Upholds Wisconsin 'Right to Work' Law

    Date:
    July 13, 2017

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Wisconsin's "right to work" law.

  • Supreme Court Uses NLRB Case to Limit Presidential Power

    Date:
    March 23, 2017

    The Supreme Court has ruled that then President Obama exceeded his authority in allowing Lafe Solomon to serve as the NLRB's interim general counsel while he was awaiting Senate confirmation for the permanent general counsel position. The ruling is significant in that it could apply to any future temporary agency appointments that President Trump might consider.

  • Trump Nominates Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor

    Date:
    February 17, 2017

    President Trump moved quickly to fill the Secretary of Labor role, nominating Alexander (Alex) Acosta less than 24 hours after his first nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew when it appeared he did not have the votes to be confirmed by the Senate. Acosta would be the first Latino member of Trump's cabinet if confirmed.

  • Employers Should Prepare for Rare General Strike

    Date:
    February 15, 2017

    Employers may face a general strike as soon as February 17. Activists and strike organizers are seeking to demonstrate against the policies of the current administration and congressional majority leaders.

  • Supreme Court Delays Major Employment Arbitration Class Action

    Date:
    February 10, 2017

    The US Supreme Court will wait to hear a trio of mandatory arbitration cases involving class action waivers in employment until its next term, which does not begin until October. The delay makes it more likely that Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch, if confirmed, will be in a position to cast a possible decisive vote.

  • Missouri Becomes 28th 'Right to Work' State

    Date:
    February 7, 2017

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has signed a bill making Missouri the 28th "right to work" state. However, union leaders are vowing to take the issue to the polls.

  • President Nominates Neil Gorsuch for Vacant Supreme Court Seat

    Date:
    February 1, 2017

    President Trump has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neal Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant since the February 2016 death of Justice Antonin Scalia. In many ways, Judge Gorsuch's record mirrors that of Justice Scalia.

  • Trump Tabs New Temporary Heads of NLRB and EEOC

    Date:
    January 27, 2017

    President Trump has taken steps to shift the direction of the NLRB and EEOC in naming Philip Miscimarra and Victoria Lipnic as acting chairs of these agencies. Both are Republicans who often dissented from employee-friendly rulings and regulations in recent years.

  • Supreme Court to Decide Mandatory Employee Arbitration Cases

    Date:
    January 20, 2017

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of cases involving whether employers can use mandatory arbitration clauses to ban employees from bringing class action lawsuits over workplace disputes. A ruling is expected by the end of the Court's term in late June.

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