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Uh-Oh: Company’s Social Media Policy Ruled Unlawful

USA - September 18 2019 Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. Snapchat. As the list of social media platforms continues to grow and people increasingly choose to use them as…

Labor Day 2019: State of the U.S. Labor Unions

USA - August 30 2019 Broadly speaking, the landscape for U.S. labor relations heading into the 2019 Labor Day Weekend remains a mixed bag for organized labor. Data in…

It’s The Cops! Feds Reportedly Raid Home of UAW President

USA - August 28 2019 According to breaking news from various outlets, federal agents raided the Michigan home of United Auto Workers (UAW) union president Gary Jones…

NLRB Announces New Standard for Off-Duty Onsite Contractors' Access to Property

USA - August 27 2019 The extent to which an employer’s property rights must yield to employee organizing, picketing, or handbilling activity has historically been a…

Ouch! Harm to Business or Reputation Policy Ruled Unlawful

USA - August 23 2019 Virtually all companies make efforts to protect their brands and reputations. Many try to further this goal through various employment policies, such…

This is the Clause That Never Ends, It Goes on and on, My Friends

USA - August 19 2019 Many, if not most, clauses in contracts generally terminate when the contract expires. A recent case from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)…

NLRB Says Employers Can Change Arbitration Agreements After Being Sued

USA - August 15 2019 Following the Supreme Court’s Epic Systems v. Lewis decision last year, which approved of employers’ use of mandatory arbitration agreements with…

Casting Ballots: Presidential Campaign Staffers Voting In Unions

USA - August 12 2019 Campaigns for next year’s U.S. presidential election are in full swing. That means staffers are being hired. And with employees, of course, come…

NLRB Reveals Proposed Regulations Revamping Election Procedures

USA - August 9 2019 On Friday morning, the National Labor Relations Board issued a set of proposed regulations that would revamp some of its current laws and procedures…

Is Fighting With Coworkers Protected Activity?

USA - July 17 2019 Workplace disputes, whether they are verbal or physical altercations, often result in discipline. To the extent union organizing is ongoing in the…