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New year, new Rules, new union-avoidance strategies
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

The National Labor Relations Board topped off 2014 with several jabs to employers, including its recent decision in Purple Communications, where the


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