All Items: Labor Relations

  • NLRB Strategic Plan Aims to Shorten Time for Resolving Cases

    January 7, 2019

    The NLRB will be looking to improve its efficiency in handling cases over the next four years, according to its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2019 to 2022.

  • Joint Employment Test Heads Back to NLRB After DC Circuit's Mixed Ruling

    January 4, 2019

    In a mixed opinion, a federal appellate court has given new life to the Obama-era joint employment standard but also sent the case back to the NLRB which may give the labor board an opportunity to further chip away at the test.

  • Software Company Settles NLRB Complaint for $775,000

    December 3, 2018

    A Silicon Valley software startup has agreed to pay $775,000 to settle an unfair labor practice claim filed by the NLRB on behalf of 15 former software engineers who had sought to organize.

  • Kentucky "Right to Work" Law Survives Legal Challenge

    November 30, 2018

    The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state's "right to work" law by a 4-3 vote, finding it does not discriminate against unions when compared to other organizations.

  • Local Right to Work Rulings Split Federal Courts, Supreme Court Challenge Possible

    October 10, 2018

    The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an Illinois village lacked authority under the NLRA to pass a right-to-work law. The decision creates a split with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and sets up a possible Supreme Court challenge.

  • NLRB Proposes Revised Joint Employment Rule

    September 13, 2018

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced it is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to redefine the standards for determining whether two or more employers are joint employers under federal labor law and thereby jointly liable for any labor law violations.

  • Supreme Court's Epic Systems Ruling Continues to Limit Class Actions

    August 17, 2018

    New federal court rulings are applying the Supreme Court's Epic Systems decision to prohibit employees from joining collective actions in a host of situations, including in a recent case against Chipotle.

  • "Right to Work" Law Soundly Defeated in Missouri

    August 10, 2018

    Missouri voters delivered a big win to organized labor in rejecting a "right to work" law by a 2-to-1 margin. The prospective law would have barred private-sector unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of employment.

  • NLRB Rule Review and Revised Policy May Stifle Unions' Organizing Activity

    August 7, 2018

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) signaled possible actions last week that may make it more difficult for unions to organize and communicate with workers and to fight decertification efforts.

  • DOL Revokes Obama-era "Persuader Rule"

    July 19, 2018

    The Department of Labor (DOL) has rescinded the "Persuader Rule," an Obama-era rule that would have greatly expanded the types of activity an employer must report under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

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