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Labor Relations Blog

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One Way Or Another: Trump NLRB Coming at Joint-Employer Standard from New Angle

USA - May 17 2018 President Trump’s newly constituted National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made waves at the end of last year when it issued a slew of significant…

Different Animal, Same Beast: PCC Structurals Micro-Unit Survives Traditional Community of Interest Standard on Remand

USA - May 14 2018 The new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) delivered a win for employers late last year when they reinstated the traditional “community of…

Board Members Again Raise Prospect of Changing Blocking Charge Rule

USA - May 11 2018 Last fall, there were several anecdotes and indications that once President Trump’s National Relations Board was fully constituted, the long-standing…

What Not To Wear: Employer Dress Code Policy Ruled Unlawful

USA - May 7 2018 Many companies implement policies and/or guidelines regarding acceptable attire in the workplace, but the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) often…

UFC Enters NLRB Independent Contractor Cage Match

USA - May 3 2018 Yesterday, mixed martial arts fighter, Leslie Smith, filed an unfair labor practice charge against the entity dba Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)…

Don’t Pick and Choose: Company’s Inconsistent Rules Enforcement Results in Employee Terminations Being Overturned

USA - May 2 2018 Employee discharge decisions often form the basis for disputes - whether they arise in court or before administrative agencies. Such decisions…

Is It A Union? That is the Question

USA - May 1 2018 As we have previously reported, due to declining private sector membership unions have explored new organizing tactics. One “new” union tactic…

NLRB Expands Unions’ Ability to Acquire Information to Investigate Discrimination Complaints

USA - April 30 2018 On April 13, 2018, the NLRB found that an employer was required to provide a union with individual contracts that were not contemplated under the…

Not So Fast: NLRB GC Urges Board To Modify ‘Ambush Election Rule’

USA - April 25 2018 Few developments at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in recent years caused as much consternation for employers as the agency’s 2015 “ambush…

Lost In The Mail: Invalid Mailing Addresses Cost Company Union Election

USA - April 23 2018 When faced with a petition by employees seeking to unionize a workplace, employers generally must provide the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)…