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Third Circuit rejects RICO claim filed against unions for conduct during corporate campaign by adopting a union’s “claim-of-right” defense

USA - January 10 2022 The Third Circuit issued a noteworthy split 2-1 decision last month, finding that a company’s claim under the federal Racketeer Influenced and…

Breaking: The Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board announce agreement enhancing cooperation between the agencies

USA - January 6 2022 On January 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that the two agencies signed a…

NLRB considers abandoning current standard for independent-contractor or employee status

USA - December 31 2021 In what will have a significant impact on the employment status of “gig” economy workers under federal labor law, the National Labor Relations Board…

NLRB plans to revise joint employer standard once again

USA - December 15 2021 On Friday, December 10, 2021, the Board announced in its regulatory agenda that it plans to engage in rulemaking on the standard for determining…

Breaking: Senate committee proposes bill to add civil penalties to NLRA

USA - December 12 2021 As we have discussed previously (here, here, here and here), Congressional Democrats have been attempting to amend the National Labor Relations Act…

Here We Go Again: NLRB foreshadows a potential return to micro-units

USA - December 9 2021 The ability to form smaller bargaining units by breaking up larger aspects of an employer’s organization—sometimes called “micro-units”—is generally…

Google’s union campaign strategy documents not privileged, NLRB administrative law judge

USA - December 6 2021 Google recently suffered a blow in its ongoing National Labor Relations Board litigation, when an Administrative Law Judge appointed to rule on a…

NLRB takes one step closer to expanding the possible damages awarded to employees fired in violation of the act

USA - November 17 2021 On November 10, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it is seeking public input to address whether the Board should award…

Breaking: NLRB General Counsel issues memo on bargaining obligations under OSHA’s vaccination requirements

USA - November 11 2021 On November 10, 2021, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued a memorandum outlining bargaining obligations under OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard…

NLRB, DOL, and EEOC announce joint initiative to combat worker retaliation

USA - November 10 2021 Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), along with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…