Bernard Bobber

Bernard Bobber

Foley & Lardner LLP

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A Quick Update on Speedy Election Rules (Hint: The Predictions Have Come True — Somewhat)

The National Labor Relation Board’s new election procedures became effective April 14, 2015. You may recall that the new rules were largely designed to shorten significantly the time between a union’s filing of a petition for...more

10/7/2015 - Complaint Procedures Employee Benefits NLRB Supervisors Training Union Elections Unions Wages

NLRB’s New Joint Employer Standard Creates Enormous Uncertainty

Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board published a decision that will make many business leaders’ heads spin. By pronouncing a new legal standard to be used to determine if a business is a “joint employer” of...more

9/3/2015 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Collective Bargaining Franchises Joint Employers NLRA NLRB Staffing Agencies Subcontractors Subsidiaries Suppliers Terms and Conditions Unfair Labor Practices

FMLA Eligible or Not Eligible … That is the Question

The easiest part of handling a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) situation is determining at the outset whether the employee is eligible for FMLA protections, right? Not so fast. Recent cases have added the seemingly simple...more

9/3/2015 - Duty to Accommodate Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FMLA Retaliation Wage and Hour Wrongful Termination

Wisconsin Evens the Score by Becoming the Twenty-Fifth Right-to-Work State — So What Happens Now?

Wisconsin’s Legislature passed a “right-to-work” (RTW) law on Friday, March 6, 2015, and Wisconsin Governor (and possible presidential candidate) Scott Walker promptly signed the bill into law today. Wisconsin has now become...more

3/11/2015 - CBAs New Legislation Right to Work Taft-Hartley Act Unions

The New Protected Class: Unpaid Interns (Are They Worth the Trouble?)

It is a constant challenge for employers to keep up with the panoply of protections afforded to actual employees by federal, state and local employment discrimination and other laws. Beware — there is a new trend afoot that...more

9/16/2014 - Corporate Counsel Discrimination Employer Liability Issues New Legislation Popular Protected Class Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

“Why I Oughta …” Leave Retaliation to the Stooges and Avoid Liability

Retaliation was a linchpin of the slap stick comedy of The Three Stooges. A retaliatory poke in the eye, a tit-for-tat clout to the top of the head, or a responsive jab to the gut — all animated by some well-coordinated but...more

4/9/2014 - EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Retaliation

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