Employers that are confronted with a union demand for recognition should expect a process weighted much more in favor of unions, according to new guidance issued by the NLRB General Counsel clarifying questions about the Cemex standard.
In the nation's first application of the NLRB's Cemex standard, an administrative law judge ordered an employer to bargain with a union after the union lost a representation election, based on the employer's unlawful labor practices.
The NLRB has issued several rulings recently that change labor relations standards to be more favorable to unions and employees.
A new law makes New York the sixth state to prohibit employers from requiring employees to attend anti-union "captive audience meetings."
The NLRB's Cemex ruling upends the process for requesting union elections in place for more than 50 years and is expected to make it easier for unions to win recognition as employees' bargaining representatives.
The NLRA does not preempt a company's lawsuit in state court for damages when a union's strike-related activity intentionally destroys the company's property, the Supreme Court has ruled,
Michigan's has repealed its right-to-work laws, and will permit collective bargaining agreements to require employees to join the union or pay fees to support it.
A long-standing rule shielding unions from lawsuits for damages caused when their workers exercise their right to strike could be in jeopardy in a closely watched case.
Voters in Illinois and Tennessee each approved ballot initiatives amending their state constitution regarding labor rights. However, the measures were completely opposite to each other with one affirming the right-to-work and the other the right-to-bargain,
In the first reversal of a precedent set during the Trump administration, the NLRB ruled that wearing union insignia is a critical form of protected communication and any attempt to restrict it is presumptively unlawful.
News: Guidance for HR on laws governing unions in the workplace.
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