Bruce Bagley

Bruce Bagley

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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NLRB Re-Issues "Quickie Election" Rule In Continuous Effort to Boost Union Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is at it again. Unions are already winning close to 70% of NLRB-conducted elections. NLRB elections are already conducted quite promptly, with the median processing time being about...more

12/17/2014 - NLRB Quickie Election Rules Union Elections Unions

The Obama NLRB Strikes Another Blow on Behalf of Organized Labor: Employees May Use Company E-Mail Systems to Unionize and Engage...

Most employers have policies or work rules limiting employee use of Company e-mail systems to "business purposes." Many employers have policies or work rules specifically prohibiting employees from using Company e-mail to...more

12/16/2014 - Email NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Purple Communications Unions

Would You Like Fries . . . and an Unfair Labor Practice Charge with That?

Mainstream media, attorneys, and business owners are discussing the meaning and impact of a two paragraph press release issued on July 29 by the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That...more

8/18/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers McDonalds NLRA NLRB Unfair Labor Practices

"Micro-Units": NLRB Eases The Way For Union Organizing

Even the most casual of observers would have to be wearing blinders not to notice the extraordinary efforts made by the Obama Administration to make it easier for labor unions to organize the non-union workforce. ...more

8/6/2014 - Macy's NLRB Obama Administration Union Elections Unions

Background Checks: Back to Basics

Recently two federal agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), issued joint guidance on job applicant and employee background checks and "What Employers Need to Know."...more

8/4/2014 - Background Checks Best Management Practices EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies FCRA Final Guidance FTC Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Screening Procedures

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Long-Awaited Decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning; President Obama's Recess Appointments to NLRB Deemed...

On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously found that President Obama acted unconstitutionally when he made several recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") in 2012. The Court, in...more

6/27/2014 - Canning v NLRB NLRA NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

NLRB Rules That College Football Team Can Seek To Form A Union

As Americans across the country anxiously stare at their National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men's Basketball brackets, the Northwestern University Wildcats are dominating the headlines in both the...more

3/28/2014 - College Athletes NLRB Unions

The National Labor Relations Board 2013 Year in Review - An Overview of the Board’s Significant Actions

Introduction - From the looks of it, 2013 was a very rough year for the National Labor Relations Board (Board)! Last year, we reported that the Board would face some serious legal battles in 2013. Some of those...more

2/19/2014 - Canning v NLRB Compliance Enforcement Enforcement Actions NLRA NLRB

NLRB'S Notice Posting Rule Invalidated By DC Court Of Appeals

On May 7, 2013, a three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit vacated the NLRB's Notice Posting Rule, originally issued by the Board in August 2011. The Rule required that virtually all private-sector...more

5/9/2013 - First Amendment NLRA NLRB Posting Requirements

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