In a recent decision, a Board panel majority found that an employee was unlawfully fired for writing “whore board” on an overtime sign-up sheet at work.  This decision highlights
Continue Reading “Whore Board” Is Protected Employee Speech, NLRB Finds.

Previously, I wrote about the “preemption” problem with the Seattle Ordinance regulating ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.  After Seattle passed the Ordinance, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Continue Reading The Ninth Circuit Gives The Green Light To Independent Contractor Ride-Sharing Collective Bargaining

Though it may come as a surprise to some employers, the NLRB generally recognizes the right of employees to wear union insignia (pins with union logos, etc.) while at work. 
Continue Reading NLRB Follows Precedent Allowing Union Insignia At Work, But Did It Signal A Change?

Graduate students at most private universities have been allowed to unionize since the 2016 decision of the NLRB in Columbia University.  This decision was controversial because the employee status
Continue Reading Columbia University: Employee or Not Employee – That is the Question?