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  • DOL's 'Persuader Activity' Rule Stopped

    Date:
    November 18, 2016

    A federal district court has issued an injunction to permanently prevent the US Department of Labor from implementing a new "persuader activity" rule that would have expanded employers' obligation to report activities they take to persuade employees concerning their rights to organize and collectively bargain.

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

    Date:
    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.

  • Supreme Court Leaves Public Employee Union Fees Intact

    Date:
    March 30, 2016

    The nation's public employee unions have "won" a 4-4 tie at the Supreme Court in a case that could have left their future in doubt. The result means that unions may continue to collect dues from employees they represent, so long as the dues are being used for collective bargaining, contract administration or grievance adjustment purposes.

  • DOL's Controversial Final 'Persuader Activity' Rule Expands Employer Reporting Requirements

    Date:
    March 29, 2016

    On March 24, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published a controversial and long-awaited final rule under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) that expands an employer's obligation to report persuader activity - activity engaged in to directly or indirectly persuade employees concerning their rights to organize and collectively bargain.

  • What Justice Scalia's Death Means for Pending Employment Cases

    Date:
    February 19, 2016

    Justice Antonin Scalia's death last weekend in the midst of the presidential race has put the Supreme Court at the center of a political firestorm. And with his seat likely to remain vacant for the remainder of the term, it figures to have a significant impact on pending labor and employment cases at the nation's highest court.

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