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City Council Provides for Labor Peace in Human Services

USA - September 21 2021 On August 18, 2021, Local Law 2021/087 was enacted to require City human services contractors and subcontractors to enter into labor peace agreements…

NLRB General Counsel Issues Memorandum Advising Regions to Pursue Harsh Penalties Against Employers for Labor Law Violations

USA - September 15 2021 As previously reported here, on August 12, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo, issued a…

Don’t Let the Pendulum Hit You as it Swings: NLRB General Counsel Previews a Pro-Labor Agenda

USA - August 18 2021 With a new President comes a shift in the balance of power at the National Labor Relations Board. To start, shortly after President Biden took office…

PBGC Issues Interim Final Rule on Special Financial Assistance, Including Its Restrictions on Withdrawing Employers

USA - July 13 2021 On July 9, 2021, the PBGC issued its interim final rule on ARPA’s Special Financial…

In Cedar Point Nursery, the United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Restriction on the Right to Exclude Union Organizers from Private Property

USA - June 30 2021 Seyfarth Synopsis: California agricultural employers won big before the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday. In Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid…

Back To The Future, Part Four: The Possible Reinstatement Of Obama-Board Rules

USA - May 27 2021 The National Labor Relations Board’s sole Democrat, Chairman Lauren McFerran, has issued two new dissents that portend how a Biden Board likely will…

Back To The Future, Part Three: The Possible Reinstatement Of Obama-Board Rules

USA - April 29 2021 Once again, the National Labor Relations Board’s sole Democrat, Chairman McFerran, has issued a dissent that sheds light on how a Biden-Board likely…

D.C. District Affirms the NMB’s Decertification Rule

USA - April 5 2021 The National Mediation Board’s new decertification rule survived the first round of legal challenge. In 2019, the NMB issued a…

McFerran Dissent Portends a Change in NLRB’s View of Confidentiality Provisions in Arbitration Agreements

USA - March 26 2021 As the National Labor Relations Board transitions from a Republican-majority to a Democrat-majority, the Board’s sole Democrat, Chairman McFerran…

Multiemployer Pension Reform Ruled Eligible For The COVID Relief Act

USA - March 2 2021 On Monday, the Senate Parliamentarian ruled that the multiemployer pension plan…