All Items: National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

  • 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.

  • Supreme Court Restricts Employee Class Actions in Pro-Arbitration Ruling

    May 23, 2018

    The US Supreme Court has ruled that companies may compel their employees to arbitrate workplace disputes individually rather than as part of a class action in a 5-4 decision.

  • NLRB Asks Appellate Court to Reconsider Joint Employer Case

    March 6, 2018

    The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could either uphold the National Labor Relations Board's Browning-Ferris ruling or overturn it, thereby opening the door for the court or the NLRB to issue a new joint employment standard.

  • NLRB Restores Browning-Ferris Standard for Joint Employment

    February 27, 2018

    The National Labor Relations Board has vacated its 2017 Hy-Brand decision, thereby restoring the 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, under which employers can be considered to be joint employers under federal labor law if they exercise indirect control of shared employees or reserve the right to control shared employees.

  • Mandatory Arbitration in Employment Case Opens Supreme Court's Term

    October 3, 2017

    The US Supreme Court began its term by hearing a mandatory arbitration case with big implications for millions of workers and their employers. At issue is whether an employer may compel its workers to arbitrate workplace disputes individually.

  • Seventh Circuit Upholds Wisconsin "Right to Work" Law

    July 13, 2017

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Wisconsin's "right to work" law.

  • Supreme Court to Decide Mandatory Employee Arbitration Cases

    January 20, 2017

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a trio of cases involving whether employers can use mandatory arbitration clauses to ban employees from bringing class action lawsuits over workplace disputes. A ruling is expected by the end of the Court's term in late June.

  • 9th Circuit Becomes Second Appeals Court to Rule That Class Action Waivers Violate NLRA

    August 30, 2016

    The 9th Circuit's ruling in Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP, deepens a split between the circuits, increasing the odds that the Supreme Court eventually will resolve the question of whether arbitration agreements may include class action waivers.

  • NLRB Rules Grad Students Are Employees, Can Unionize

    August 25, 2016

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has held that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants are statutory employees under labor law and, therefore, are entitled to unionize and collectively bargain for better working conditions.

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

    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.

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