Christopher Amundsen

Christopher Amundsen

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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NLRB Implements Dramatic Changes to Union Representation Election Procedures

Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued a long-anticipated final rule implementing dramatic changes to the procedures for union representation elections. The so-called “quickie election” or...more

12/19/2014 - Ambush Election Rules NLRB Union Elections Unions

Quirky Question #229, The Not-Clear-Cut Case for Canning a Cussing Worker

I’m the owner of a small record store. I have 13 sales clerks and 4 back room employees. Things aren’t great these days – but we get by. Fortunately, while people listen to music on their phones and the internet way more than...more

6/10/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing NLRB Termination Wage and Hour

What Exactly is the Long-Term Impact of the NLRB’s Decision? Part 3

While the Northwestern decision applies to private universities, there is a good chance that this rule would affect public universities as well. States have individual statutes and related administrative bodies that govern...more

4/25/2014 - College Athletes Employee Definition NLRB Northwestern University Students Unions Universities

Student-Athletes: Are They Employees?

Digging Deeper into the History of the NLRB’s Decision and Northwestern’s Appeal - This case started when the “College Athletes Players Association” (“CAPA”) was formed as a union created to represent the Northwestern...more

4/23/2014 - Brown University College Athletes Employee Definition NLRA NLRB Northwestern University Public Schools Scholarships Student Employees Unions United Steelworkers

College Athletes and Unions: A First Strike from the NLRB

On March 26, the Chicago Region of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) decided that college football players at Northwestern University not only are “employees” but also are entitled to form a labor...more

4/18/2014 - College Athletes NLRB Unions

Minnesota Passes Law Raising Minimum Wage

On Monday, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law legislation that will increase Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2016. With the passage of the new minimum wage law, Minnesota becomes the fifth state this year to raise its...more

4/17/2014 - Carve Out Provisions Hiring & Firing Minimum Wage Wages

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