David Weldon

David Weldon

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NLRB Upholds Petitioned-For “Micro-Unit” at Boston-Area Macy's Store as Appropriate Under Specialty Healthcare

Earlier this week, in a 3-1 decision in Macy's Inc., the NLRB applied its controversial Specialty Healthcare decision in upholding as appropriate a bargaining unit that consists of 41 employees in the cosmetics and fragrances...more

7/25/2014 - Bargaining Units Corporate Counsel Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Specialty Healthcare

EEOC Updated Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination Expands Protections and Requires Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

On July 14, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues, along with a question and answer document about the updated guidance and an...more

7/16/2014 - Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Pregnancy Discrimination

Supreme Court Agrees to Resolve Current Appellate Court Split on EEOC’s Conciliation Obligations

In December 2013, we reported on the Seventh Circuit’s controversial decision in EEOC v. Mach Mining, in which the Court exacerbated the already existing split amongst federal appellate courts regarding the EEOC’s obligation...more

7/8/2014 - Conflicts of Laws Discrimination EEOC Enforcement Actions Mach Mining SCOTUS

Illinois Appellate Court: School District’s Subcontracting of Transportation Services is “Part of Bargaining Process” and an...

The Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District recently found that a school district did not engage in any unfair labor practices when it subcontracted student transportation services to a third-party vendor and...more

7/3/2014 - Bus Drivers Collective Bargaining Hiring & Firing Public Employees School Districts Subcontractors Subcontracts Termination Unfair Labor Practices Unions

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Holds That Public Employee’s Truthful Subpoenaed Testimony Was Protected Speech Under the First...

It has long been recognized that public employees are not excluded from First Amendment protection, and for more than 40 years the courts have wrestled with balancing the free speech rights of a public employee against the...more

6/23/2014 - First Amendment Lane v Franks et.al Protected Activity Public Employees SCOTUS Subpoenas Testimony Trials

Employer’s Discharge of Employees Did Not Violate Bargaining Obligations under NLRB’s Alan Ritchey Decision

Under the National Labor Relations Board’s 2012 Alan Ritchey decision, an employer generally must bargain with a newly-certified union before imposing certain discipline, including a suspension, demotion, or discharge, where...more

6/18/2014 - Employer Liability Issues NLRA NLRB Unions

NLRB Invites Briefs On Whether To Overturn Register Guard Decision Governing Employee Use Of Employers’ Electronic Communication...

On April 30, 2014, the NLRB invited parties to file briefs addressing whether it should overturn the current Register Guard standard governing employees’ use of employer-provided email accounts and other electronic...more

5/2/2014 - Electronic Communications Email Policies Employee Rights NLRB Purple Communications Register Guard

Appellate Court Finds District Not Liable For Junior High School Student’s Death After Violent “Body Shots” Game

In Brooks v. McLean County District Unit No. 5, the Illinois appellate court found that a public school district was immune from liability for a junior high school student’s death after the student participated in a “body...more

4/28/2014 - Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act Liability Public Schools School Districts

Meet Illinois’ Newest Power Couple: NLRB Region 13 And Illinois DOL Enter Into Formal Cooperation Agreement; NLRB Softens Strict...

The past few weeks have brought potentially important developments for employers at both the local and national level. First, in Chicago, the Regional Director for Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Sung...more

4/16/2014 - Default Judgment DOL Memorandum of Understanding NLRA NLRB

NLRB Finds That “Employee Rights” Savings Provision In Employee Handbook Does Not Cure Overbroad Employee Conduct Rules

In First Transit, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that a savings provision in an employee handbook recognizing employees’ right to decide whether they want to have union representation was insufficient...more

4/8/2014 - Compliance Employee Handbooks Employer Liability Issues NLRB

NLRB Rules That Scholarship Football Players At Northwestern University Are “Employees” Under The National Labor Relations Act...

Earlier this week, NLRB Regional Director for Region 13, Peter Sung Ohr, issued a highly publicized decision and ruled that grant-in-aid scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” under the...more

3/28/2014 - College Athletes NLRB Unions

NLRB Finds That Employer Unlawfully Disciplined Employees For Their Use Of The Employer’s Email System, But Upholds Employer’s...

In California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the National Labor Relations Board affirmed a split ruling regarding the employer’s alleged discriminatory conduct and employee conduct policy. The NLRB first...more

3/24/2014 - Code of Conduct Compliance Ethics NLRB

Luck Of The (Panel) Draw? NLRB Narrowly Upholds Employer’s Negative Attitude Rule

Last week, in Copper River of Boiling Springs, LLC, a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board upheld a South Carolina restaurant’s negative attitude rule by a 2-1 vote. The employee handbook provision...more

3/6/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues NLRB Restaurant Industry

Revitalized National Labor Relations Board Sets An Aggressive Course

The National Labor Relations Board is now operating at full strength with five Board members who were properly nominated and confirmed. As a result, employers should expect increased activity as the Board seeks to make up for...more

3/4/2014 - NLRA NLRB Quickie Election Rules Union Elections Unions

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