C. Thomas Davis

C. Thomas Davis

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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NLRB’s New “Ambush Election" Rules Go Into Effect: Is Your Organization Ready?

On April 14, 2015, after a four-year battle, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) final “ambush election” rules, which will dramatically shorten the time between requests for a vote and a union election, go into...more

4/14/2015 - Ambush Election Rules NLRB

NLRB Issues "Ambush Election" Rules — Union Elections Now Likely to Occur in Less than 21 Days

On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented the long- anticipated “ambush election” rules, which govern the procedures for union representation elections. The new rules go into effect on April...more

12/12/2014 - Ambush Election Rules Corporate Counsel NLRB Popular Union Elections Unions

NLRB to Decide Whether Northwestern’s Scholarship Football Players Are Students or Employees

Late yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C. granted the request for review (i.e., an appeal) filed by Northwestern University in the much-watched case involving the status of Northwestern’s...more

4/25/2014 - College Athletes Employee Definition Football NLRB Northwestern University Scholarships

NLRB Reissues “Ambush Election” Rules On Steroids

Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its intention to reissue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for what has become known as the “ambush election” rules governing the procedures for union...more

2/6/2014 - Ambush Election Rules NLRA NLRB NPRM Unions

OSHA Signals an Increased Focus on Hospital Industry

On January 15, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a new, online compliance assistance tool for hospitals called, “Worker Safety in Hospitals: Caring for our...more

2/3/2014 - DOL Health Care Providers Healthcare Hospitals OSHA

Fourth Circuit Joins D.C. Circuit In Striking Down NLRB Notice Posting Rule

In a resounding victory for employers across the nation, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, striking down the National Labor Relations...more

6/17/2013 - NLRA NLRB Notice Requirements Posting Requirements

NLRB Overrules Longstanding Precedent Exempting Witness Statements from Disclosure in Grievance-Arbitration Context

In yet another reversal of longstanding, bright-line precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has changed dramatically the rule applicable to employers in responding to union information requests seeking...more

1/7/2013 - Arbitration Collective Bargaining Discovery NLRA NLRB Unions Witness Statements

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