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Recent NLRB Work Rule Decision Strikes Down Another Commonly Promulgated Policy
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

Issuing yet another blow to commonly promulgated workplace rules, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) struck down a Whole Foods Market policy


Judge puts Brady back in the game
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2015

New England Patriots' fans can thank U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman if and when they see NFL quarterback Tom Brady suiting up next Thursday


NLRB expands joint-employer standard: exercising direct control no longer required
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2015

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") overturned decades-old precedent by vastly expanding its definition of "joint employer," upending


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


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


Higher legal bar for drug alcohol tests?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

A federal judge in Pittsburgh dismissed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's challenge to U.S. Steel Corp.'s policy of randomly testing new


PA unemployment compensation benefits available to employees who accept early retirement packages
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2013

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently overturned 10 years of precedent and awarded unemployment compensation benefits to employees who accepted an


NLRB recess appointments ruled unconstitutional: hundreds of decisions affected and board unable to act
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

In a decision handed down today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama lacked the authority to install three


Employers take notice: scrutinize your social media policies now!
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

An NLRB Administrative Law Judge, following the lead of the NLRB from its recent decision in Costco Wholesale Inc., invalidated social media and other employment policies of DISH Network, Inc


NLRB requires employers to respond to irrelevant information requests from unions
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2012

The NLRB added to its step-by-step expansion of union rights at the expense of employers, this time by requiring employers to “promptly respond” to even irrelevant information requests from unions