In a hotly contested case, the NLRB regional director for the region covering most of New England has found that Basketball Players at Dartmouth are the university’s “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act. They can now vote on whether to form a union. This case may have drastic consequences…Continue Reading NLRB Official Finds Dartmouth Basketball Players are “Employees” and Authorizes a Union Vote
Jennifer Abruzzo, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), has called for…Continue Reading NLRB General Counsel on Non-Competes: Most Violate the NLRA, Should Be Avoided
The National Labor Relations Board issued a decision in Lion Elastomers LLC II on May…Continue Reading NLRB Limits Employers’ Ability to Discipline Employees for Abusive Conduct
The National Labor Relations Board issued another ground-breaking decision on February 21, 2023, ruling that confidentiality and nondisparagement agreements commonly included in employment severance agreements may be deemed unlawful under…Continue Reading NLRB Says No to Confidentiality, Nondisparagement Provisions in Severance Agreements
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that could make it more difficult for employees to end union representation at their workplace. Issued on Nov.Continue Reading NLRB Paves the Way for Unions to Block Decertification Petitions
The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel recently stated her intention to target employers’ use of electronic monitoring technology and other surveillance equipment as a violation of the National Labor…Continue Reading NLRB to Presume that Electronic Monitoring is Unlawful?
While commentators debate whether or not the economy is in a recession, one area where business is booming is at the National Labor Relations Board, which recently announced a significant…Continue Reading Employers Watch Warily as Case Filings at NLRB Soar
NLRB Hands Unions Another Win; Requires Employers to Maintain Dues Checkoff Following Contract Expiration
For a second time in recent weeks, the National Labor Relations Board has chosen to bolster unions’ rights at employers’ expense. On September 30, 2022, in Valley Hospital Medical Center…Continue Reading NLRB Hands Unions Another Win; Requires Employers to Maintain Dues Checkoff Following Contract Expiration
The National Labor Relations Board ruled on August 29, 2022 that workplace policies restricting or limiting employees’ wearing of union apparel are unlawful unless the employer can demonstrate the existence…Continue Reading Are Employer Uniform and Dress Code Policies Dead?
A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) recently dismissed a complaint against Home Depot USA, Inc., in which the NLRB General Counsel (GC) alleged the company violated the…Continue Reading NLRB Administrative Law Judge Rules NLRA Does Not Protect BLM Messaging at Workplace
NLRB GC Seeks to Curtail Employers’ Defenses to Union Organizing Amidst Huge Increase in Union Election Petitions
On April 6, the National Labor Relations Board announced that union representation petitions filed with the agency during the first six months of the fiscal year had increased 57% from…Continue Reading NLRB GC Seeks to Curtail Employers’ Defenses to Union Organizing Amidst Huge Increase in Union Election Petitions
Employers across the country may, in the near future, face a unionized workforce even though their employees are denied the opportunity to vote in a secret ballot election. Under current…Continue Reading Union without an election? – NLRB’s possible return to Joy Silk Mills