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  • New NLRB General Counsel Memo Sets Course to Reverse Obama-Era Rulings

    Date:
    December 7, 2017

    A new memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board requires regional offices to consult with the General Counsel's office on cases with "significant legal issues" and effectively prevents regional board officers from using discretion to pursue cases against employers based on Obama-era policies and rulings.

  • Mandatory Arbitration in Employment Case Opens Supreme Court's Term

    Date:
    October 3, 2017

    The US Supreme Court began its term by hearing a mandatory arbitration case with big implications for millions of workers and their employers. At issue is whether an employer may compel its workers to arbitrate workplace disputes individually.

  • Blockbuster Union Fees Issue Returns to Supreme Court

    Date:
    October 2, 2017

    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a landmark case involving the dues unions collect to support their collective bargaining efforts that potentially could affect millions of teachers and other public school employees.

  • NLRB Tilts to 3-2 GOP Majority With Confirmation of Emanuel

    Date:
    September 26, 2017

    With a Republican majority, the NLRB could reverse its 2015 Browning-Ferris decision on joint employment and reform the "ambush election" rule.

  • Missouri Right to Work Law Suspended, Likely Headed for Popular Vote

    Date:
    August 29, 2017

    A new Missouri "right to work" law that had been scheduled to take effect on August 28 has been blocked as the result of a last-ditch petition effort opposing the measure. It appears the law's fate is now likely to be decided by the state's voters in November 2018.

  • 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.

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