Overview: While the percentage of US workers that are unionized has been declining for years, the importance unions play for those they represent continues to be high. The management of labor relations is an important area of concern in the workplace. Both employers and employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) have rights and obligations regarding the unionization of employees. Some key concepts for employers include collective bargaining, lockout, strikes, unfair labor practice, protected concerted activity, right to work, and good faith bargaining - but there are many more!
Trends: Currently 25 states, mostly in the southern and western areas of the United States, are "Right to Work" states. Union organizing is more difficult in these states because they prohibit a union and an employer from reaching an agreement to require union membership and financial support in the form of dues as a condition of continuing employment.
Non-union employers should NOT be complacent that the NLRA or the NLRB don't apply to them. The NLRB has recently ruled in several broad areas, notably work rules, social media and joint employers, which affect all workplaces, union and non-union alike.
Author: Melissa Boyce, JD, Legal Editor
This webinar discusses what the Supreme Court's term will mean for HR and in-house counsel with expert insights and analysis from Anthony Oncidi, who heads the labor and employment practice group in the Los Angeles office of Proskauer Rose, and XpertHR Legal Editor David Weisenfeld.
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.
Use this workflow to determine how to respond to a union's petition to unionize a group of employees in the workplace.
XpertHR's innovative Liveflo Tool now includes a workflow to assist an employer in responding to a union petition to unionize a group of employees.
Updated to reflect the fact that West Virginia becomes a "right to work" state, July 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect the fact that West Virginia becomes a "right to work" state, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to include information on a federal court's decision to temporarily bar the DOL from implementing and enforcing the new persuader rules.
An overview of the major changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules that could alter the landscape for employers.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and scope of coverage.
Updated to include information on a circuit court ruling regarding the National Labor Relations Act and class action waivers in arbitration agreements.
HR and legal considerations for employers regarding the management of labor relations. Support and guidance on the ever growing field of labor law.