All Items: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

  • 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.

  • 9th Circuit Becomes Second Appeals Court to Rule That Class Action Waivers Violate NLRA

    August 30, 2016

    The 9th Circuit's ruling in Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP, deepens a split between the circuits, increasing the odds that the Supreme Court eventually will resolve the question of whether arbitration agreements may include class action waivers.

  • NLRB Rules Grad Students Are Employees, Can Unionize

    August 25, 2016

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has held that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants are statutory employees under labor law and, therefore, are entitled to unionize and collectively bargain for better working conditions.

  • NLRB Allows Bargaining Units With Temporary, Permanent Employees Without Employer Consent

    July 13, 2016

    In Miller & Anderson, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employer consent is not required for bargaining units that combine contingent and regular employees so long as the employees share a community of interest.

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