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BREAKING: President Biden Continues NLRB Shake-Up By Firing Acting NLRB GC

USA - January 21 2021 One day after a standoff between President Biden and NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb resulted in his unprecedented termination, President Biden fired…

President Biden Requests NLRB General Counsel Resign

USA - January 20 2021 Within hours of being sworn-in as President, President Biden’s administration asked Peter Robb, the General Counsel of the NLRB, to resign from his…

NLRB Finds Social Media Policies Lawful, Sheds Light on Impact of Boeing

USA - January 14 2021 As we have discussed before, several years ago, the Board instituted a significant paradigm shift in analyzing the lawfulness of employers’ handbook…

Employer Leaves Lasting Impression…of Unlawful Surveillance

USA - January 12 2021 The NLRB rang in the New Year by examining what constitutes an impression of unlawful surveillance. In Dignity Health d/b/a Mercy Gilbert Medical…

NLRB Holds that Leaflet Outlining Consequences for Threatening Workers Is Not Unlawful

USA - December 22 2020 In adopting the ALJ’s Recommended Order in S&S Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Appalachian Heating, Case No. 09-CA-235304, the NLRB found that a leaflet…

NLRB: An Inference of Union Animus Must Be Grounded in Sufficient Supporting Evidence under Wright Line

USA - December 15 2020 When an employee is disciplined and then claims the employer acted on account of union animus in violation of Section 8(a)(3) of the Act, evidence to…

NLRB: Employer’s Good-Faith Belief in Employee’s Misconduct Insufficient to Justify Terminating Employee Engaged in Protected Activity

USA - December 14 2020 As we have often discussed, there is a fine line between protected and unprotected activity. Profane outbursts, deliberate misconduct, or…

A Bias against Neutrality Agreements: NLRB Regional Director Issues Complaint against Hotel for Supporting Organizing Union

USA - December 9 2020 On November 30, 2020, the NLRB Regional Director issued a Complaint against the Yotel Boston hotel and UNITE HERE Local 26, alleging the Hotel…

Handbook Civility Rules Aimed at Preventing Toxic Work Environments Found Lawful by NLRB’s Division of Advice

USA - December 1 2020 The NLRB’s Division of Advice recently released a long-awaited Advice Memorandum (originally issued in February 2019, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Case…

NLRB: Employer Tweet Unlawfully Restrained Protected Activity

USA - November 30 2020 On November 24, 2020, the Board held that a high-level executive’s tweet violated Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA by interfering with or restraining…