Unfair Labor Practices: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: James S. Urban, Jones Day
- The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act (PLRA) covers mostly small businesses and prohibits those employers and the unions that represent their employees from engaging in numerous unlawful actions, which are known as unfair labor practices. See The Scope of the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act; Employer Unfair Labor Practices; Union Unfair Labor Practices.
- The Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) administers and enforces the provisions of the PLRA. See The Scope of the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act.
- In unfair labor practice cases under the PLRA, the burden of proof is on the person filing the complaint. See Burden of Proof and Penalties for Unfair Labor Practices Under the PLRA.