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

On April 29, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a National Labor Relations Board decision where an employer was lawfully permitted to refuse a union’s request for financial
Continue Reading Federal Court Affirms NLRB Ruling Limiting a Union’s Right to Employer’s Financial Information

Private sector employers with unionized employees and even non-union employees must be especially careful when addressing certain workforce concerns connected with the coronavirus outbreak.  Below, we will address common issues
Continue Reading The Coronavirus and Unionized Employees: Issues Options and Strategies

On May 29, 2018, the D.C. Circuit asked the NLRB to explain – and justify – why it used a “clear and unmistakable waiver” standard when dealing with a Burns
Continue Reading The D.C. Circuit Asks the NLRB to Explain its Actions in a Burns Successor Context

This past Monday, April 30, marked the conclusion of a weeklong strike conducted by Columbia graduate students at the University’s campus. Timing, as people say, is sometimes everything – especially
Continue Reading Columbia University Graduate Students End Their Strike…but the Saga Continues

Racist comments, similar to other forms of employee misconduct (e.g., workplace violence or theft), usually result in termination. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows this. The
Continue Reading Should Employers Condone Racist Comments? According to the NLRB, and the Eighth Circuit, It Depends.