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, Inc., 371 NLRB No. 160 (2022), a divided Board ruled that a “dues checkoff” provision in a collective bargaining agreement…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…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…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…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
Last week, the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law, Committee on the Developing Labor Law, gathered in Kauai for its annual mid-winter meeting, featuring presentations from top…Continue Reading NLRB GC’s Extreme Agenda on Display at ABA Mid-Winter Meeting
NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced, in a February 1 memorandum, that the Board will consider seeking interim injunctive relief – heretofore an extraordinary remedy reserved for particularly serious…Continue Reading More Sound and Fury from the NLRB GC – Signifying What, Exactly?
On December 3, Region 20 of the National Labor Relations Board issued a sweeping, consolidated complaint alleging that Whole Foods Market, Inc. violated federal labor law by maintaining and enforcing…Continue Reading NLRB Complaint Suggests Employers Cannot Prohibit BLM Messaging in the Workplace
The John Deere Co. Strike – Sign of the Times?
In case you missed it, a major battle between labor and management is playing out in the heartland. On October…Continue Reading Lessons for Management from the John Deere Strike
If enacted into law, the so-called Build Back Better reconciliation package (“BBB”) will drastically expand the remedial power of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) effective January 1, 2022. The…Continue Reading Civil Penalties May Be Coming To The National Labor Relations Act
In a recent guidance memorandum, Jennifer Abruzzo, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, has announced her intention to consider college athletes as employees under federal labor…Continue Reading NLRB’s Top Lawyer Says College Athletes Are Employees
According to news reports, the upcoming budget reconciliation bill will likely contain some portions of the PRO Act, which is a piece of proposed pro-union legislation. As detailed in…Continue Reading Parts of the PRO Act May Become Law under the Reconciliation Bill
The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a California regulation permitting labor organizations a “right to take access” to an agricultural employer’s property to solicit support for unionization violated the…Continue Reading Supreme Court Blocks Union Access to California Farms