All Items: Labor Relations

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    The Department of Labor (DOL) has rescinded the "Persuader Rule," an Obama-era rule that would have greatly expanded the types of activity an employer must report under the Labor Management Reporting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

  • Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh's Past Rulings Signal Employer-Friendly Approach

    July 10, 2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has compiled a largely pro-employer record in his 12 years on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. But a contentious Senate confirmation process likely awaits him.

  • Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions in Collective Bargaining Fees Ruling

    June 29, 2018

    The Supreme Court has ruled that states and public-sector unions may no longer collect agency fees from non-union employees who object to paying them. Writing for the Court, Justice Samuel Alito said the compelled subsidization of private speech inpinges on First Amendment rights.

  • Justice Kennedy Retires From Supreme Court, Setting Stage for Likely Confirmation Battle

    June 27, 2018

    Kennedy's retirement could lead to a "durable conservative majority of votes for the foreseeable future," which will have a transformative effect on labor and employment law, one expert predicted.

  • NLRB Will Propose Joint Employment Rule Soon

    June 7, 2018

    The current uncertainty over the standard to be applied in determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) "undermines employers' willingness to create jobs and expand business opportunities," according to National Labor Relations Board Chairman John F. Ring.

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