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NLRB passes quickie election rules

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2014

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board again adopted new Rules for union representation cases, significantly reducing the period between the

NLRB: employees may usurp employer email systems for non-work-related communications

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2014

In its long-awaited decision in Purple Communications, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board valued employees' communication rights over employer

Holiday pay - what are your minimum legal requirements?

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • France, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • December 8 2014

In the United Kingdom, all workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave each year. A worker is either an employee or someone who contracts to

Tis the season: spruce up your electronic-use policies in time for Cyber Monday

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

As employees return to work the Monday after Thanksgiving, their minds (and electronic devices) may be focused on sales rather than work. Although

Passed-ballot initiatives present a jumble of state and local changes for employers

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2014

The big news on Election Night 2014 was, of course, the Republican Wave and that party's takeover of the Senate majority, as well as many governors'

Part-time workers: new nuisance for employers?

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2014

A movement to give part-time employees more predictable schedules and related perks recently made front-page news. See Steven Greenhouse, "A Push to

NLRB judge invalidates company dress code

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2014

A National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") partially invalidated a Honda dealer's dress code that prohibited

Employers beware: 2014 NLRB is unrestrained and ready for activism

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2013

For the first time in over a decade, the National Labor Relations Board enters the New Year with a fully constituted (properly nominated and

Federal employment agencies grind to a halt during government shutdown

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2013

The lights are still on but the overwhelming majority of desks are empty at the national and regional offices of the Department of Labor (DOL) and

The times they are a-changin' for labor union organizing

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2013

Labor unions seeking to stem steady losses within their ranks are getting creative. The AFL-CIO recently passed a resolution permitting anyone in the