All Items: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

  • NLRB Asks Appellate Court to Reconsider Joint Employer Case

    March 6, 2018

    The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could either uphold the National Labor Relations Board's Browning-Ferris ruling or overturn it, thereby opening the door for the court or the NLRB to issue a new joint employment standard.

  • NLRB Restores Browning-Ferris Standard for Joint Employment

    February 27, 2018

    The National Labor Relations Board has vacated its 2017 Hy-Brand decision, thereby restoring the 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, under which employers can be considered to be joint employers under federal labor law if they exercise indirect control of shared employees or reserve the right to control shared employees.

  • Trump Nominates John Ring to Fill NLRB Vacancy

    January 19, 2018

    President Trump has nominated management-side attorney John Ring to fill a vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board. If confirmed, Ring will solidify a 3-2 Republican majority on the 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.

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