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The mountain that is Specialty Healthcare: Volkswagen case typifies employers’ steep climb in NLRB unit determination cases

In its 2011 Specialty Healthcare decision, the National Labor Relations Board revised the test it applies in determining whether a union’s petitioned-for unit is appropriate. In Specialty Healthcare, the NLRB explained that...more

11/24/2015 - Corporate Counsel NLRB Overwhelming Community of Interest Specialty Healthcare Unions Volkswagen

NLRB Election Rules Update: Employers must exercise due diligence in searching for and disclosing “available” voter contact...

In April of this year, the National Labor Relations Board’s new expedited election rules went into effect. Under the new rules, employers are required to provide unions with “available” personal e-mail addresses and personal...more

10/28/2015 - Cell Phones Compliance Contacts List Disclosure Requirements Email NLRB Quickie Election Rules Unions

NLRB Poised to Reconsider Brown After Granting Review of UAW’s Petition to Organize Graduate Students at The New School

In what some are characterizing as a final effort to shape the landscape of unionization at private colleges and universities during the Obama administration, the NLRB granted the United Auto Workers’ request to review an...more

10/28/2015 - Brown University Colleges Educational Institutions NLRA NLRB Unions Universities

Contract Expired So You Want To Stop Deducting Dues From Employee Paychecks? Think Again!

On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board overturned 53 years of precedent under Bethlehem Steel, and found that going forward an employer could no longer unilaterally stop deducting union dues from employee...more

9/11/2015 - Bethlehem Steel Canning v NLRB NLRA NLRB Payroll Deductions SCOTUS Union Dues Unions Wage and Hour

Everything Old is New Again: NLRB’s Decision “Restates” Joint Employer Standard

In a landmark ruling yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) dramatically revised its standard for determining when two businesses constitute “joint employers” for purposes of collective bargaining and...more

8/31/2015 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Collective Bargaining Franchisee Franchisors Hiring & Firing Joint Employers McDonalds NLRA NLRB Unions Wage and Hour

NLRB’s New Election Rules Are Here to Stay

The NLRB’s “ambush” or “quickie” election rules are definitely here to stay. A federal judge in a Washington, D.C. district court rejected the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups’ challenge to the Board’s new...more

7/31/2015 - Administrative Procedure Act Ambush Election Rules NLRA NLRB Quickie Election Rules U.S. Commerce Department Unions

Persistence Pays Off: Federal Appeals Court Rejects NLRB’s Bid for Enforcement of Employer Bargaining Order

Last week, in Ozark Auto. Distribs., Inc. v. NLRB, the D.C. Circuit rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s attempt to enforce a bargaining order against an employer who had refused to bargain with a newly certified...more

2/18/2015 - Appeals Auto Parts Automotive Industry Collective Bargaining NLRB Retailers Subpoenas Unions

NRLB Significantly Alters Framework for Analyzing Jurisdiction over Private College and University Faculty

Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its decision in Pacific Lutheran University and Services Employees International Union (Pacific Lutheran). In a ruling that could expand union formation among faculty...more

1/6/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Faculty Jurisdiction NLRA NLRB Religious Institutions Religious Schools Union Membership Unions

Legislation That Makes Minimum Manning for Firefighters a Mandatory Subject of Bargaining Awaits Governor’s Signature

Last week, the Illinois Senate passed House Bill 5485, and the bill now awaits action by Governor Quinn. If signed by Governor Quinn, the bill would immediately go into effect and amend the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act...more

11/26/2014 - Collective Bargaining Firemen Municipalities Pending Legislation Public Employees Public Employers Unions

Which of These Things Is Not Like the Other? NLRB Finds Micro-Unit of Shoe Sales Associates Not Appropriate

On Monday, a unanimous National Labor Relations Board dismissed a union petition seeking to represent 46 shoe sales associates at a Bergdorf Goodman store in New York. This decision comes on the heels of the NLRB’s ruling...more

7/31/2014 - Bergdorf Goodman Class Action Corporate Counsel Macy's NLRB Unions Wage and Hour

NLRB Changes Course Again, Invalidates 50 Years Of Precedent On Expired Collective Bargaining Agreements

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board announced a major reversal of policy, invalidating 50 years of precedent on an employer’s obligation to honor dues checkoff arrangements after the expiration of a collective...more

12/21/2012 - Collective Bargaining Dues Checkoff NLRB Union Dues Unions

It’s Official: Michigan Is A “Right-To-Work” State

As we reported last week, in a surprising move last Thursday, the Michigan House and Senate both passed right-to-work legislation and sent the legislation to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for his review and signature....more

12/13/2012 - Right to Work Unions

Michigan Poised To Become A “Right-To-Work” State

Yesterday, the Michigan House and Senate each passed right-to-work legislation amid tumultuous protest by union supporters. Governor Snyder (R) has said that he will sign the bills, which could occur as early as Tuesday. He...more

12/10/2012 - Right to Work Unions

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