All Items: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

  • NLRB Rulings Return Pre-Obama Standards to Some Labor Relations Issues

    December 26, 2017

    In its last week with a Republican majority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed several labor relations rulings issued by the prior Democrat-led Board, restoring standards that had been followed for decades.

  • Republican-Led NLRB Reverses Obama-Era Joint Employment Ruling

    December 18, 2017

    The National Labor Relations Board has reversed the 2015 Obama-era Browning-Ferris Industries ruling that had greatly expanded the definition of joint-employers, and restored the joint-employer standard of "direct control" that had been followed for decades.

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

    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.

  • Blockbuster Union Fees Issue Returns to Supreme Court

    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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Supreme Court Uses NLRB Case to Limit Presidential Power

    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

    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.

  • Supreme Court Delays Major Employment Arbitration Class Action

    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.

  • Trump Tabs New Temporary Heads of NLRB and EEOC

    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.

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