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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 6 Jun 2016

UnionsDid the NLRB's General Counsel Open the Door to the Decertification of Unions?

The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ("Labor Board") recently issued Memorandum GC 16-03 (May 9, 2016) which has wide-ranging

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 8 Nov 2011

The NLRB’s poster don’t overreact; but react in the correct way

By January 31, 2012, most employers must post a poster published by the National Labor Relations Board informing employees of their right to organize a union.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 15 Aug 2011

A clearer picture of Facebook postings comes into view

When can a company discipline or terminate an employee for Facebook postings?

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 23 Mar 2011

Controversy is the theme of the Chicago conference on traditional labor relations law

Controversy was the theme of the Conference “Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law,” held on March 18, 2011, and cosponsored by Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), the Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Institute for Law and the Workplace.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 15 Nov 2010

Planned changes in labor law outlined by the NLRB

After the mid-terms elections, we believe that the National Labor Relations Board ("Board") will be focusing on increased enforcement, increasing the protections of employees and unions, but not engaging in rulemaking to effect major changes in the fundamentals of American labor law.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 13 Apr 2010

Will the unions win through “Backdoor EFCA?”

EFCA - the proposed Employee Free Choice Act - was the feared federal legislation that would make it easier for unions to organize workers and force companies to engage in arbitration during negotiations for a first contract with a union representing employees at a company.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 16 Nov 2009

$1.26 billion judgment against PepsiCo shows importance of registered agent

The recent $1.26 billion dollar default judgment against PepsiCo imposed by a Wisconsin state court has cast a spotlight on an otherwise obscure provision in corporate statutes - the need for a registered agent.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 8 Sep 2009

EFCA the sleeping giant rumbles but is delayed

During the month of August, we saw the positions appear to harden for and against labor law reform as proposed in the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA").

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 4 May 2009

Corporate solicitations and scams continue now Illinois

In our updates of July 21, 2008 and October 6, 2008, we reported on solicitations sent to corporations that appear to come from a government agency, but actually do not.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 20 Oct 2008

SEVP increases audits in SEVIS program and DOL increases audits in H-1B program

Immigration Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) appear to be increasing the number of periodic reviews of SEVIS-Certified schools with a particular emphasis on English as a Second Language (ESL) schools.

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