Mark Mathison

Mark Mathison

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Top Five Employer To-Do Items in Today’s Union Organizing Environment

Since the end of last year, we have been blogging about the rapidly-changing environment for labor relations and union organizing in light of new positions and rulings of the National Labor Relations Board....more

1/30/2015 - Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues NLRB Union Elections Unions

The GPMemorandum, Issue 189

In This Issue: - VICARIOUS LIABILITY - As Part Of Recent Actions, National Labor Relations Board Alleges Mcdonald’s Is A “Joint Employer” In Unfair Labor Complaints Filed Against Mcdonald’s Franchisees -...more


The NLRB’s Busy Holiday Season

The National Labor Relations Board has been busy this holiday season. In the last few weeks, the Board has pushed ahead with its “quickie election rules” and changed the analysis it uses to determine whether to assert...more

12/23/2014 - Ambush Election Rules Email Policies Employer Liability Issues Faculty Jurisdiction McDonalds NLRB Purple Communications Religious Institutions Religious Schools Unfair Labor Practices Union Elections Unions

Employee Voting Rights: What Employers Need to Know

With the general election less than a week away, Minnesota employers need to be mindful of the state’s voting rights leave law. ...more

10/29/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Voting Leave

GPM Labor & Higher Ed Teams Assist St. Thomas in Landmark Union Election Result

Adjunct faculty members at the University of St. Thomas Monday voted overwhelmingly against union representation by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284. ...more

7/24/2014 - SEIU Union Elections Unions Universities

New Minnesota Law Should Prompt Employers To Review and Modify Employee Handbooks and Practices

This week, the Minnesota Governor signed the Women’s Economic Security Act (“WESA”) into law. The WESA makes a sweeping variety of changes and additions to Minnesota law aimed at protecting women’s economic security. These...more

5/15/2014 - Employee Handbooks Employer Mandates Equal Pay Family Status Accommodation New Legislation Parental Leave Pregnancy Disability Leave Law Pregnancy Discrimination Professional Development Protected Class Reasonable Accommodation Sexual Assault Sick Leave Unemployment Benefits

Game On, Wildcats! Labor Board Orders Union Election For Northwestern Football Players

There has been a storm of comment and controversy since the National Labor Relations Board ruled last week that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” of the school who have the right to...more

4/3/2014 - College Athletes NLRB Unions

A New Hurdle For Higher Education: College Football Players Huddle Up for Union Organizing

Last week, the Northwestern University football team shook up the playbook by taking the unprecedented step of petitioning the National Labor Relations Board for a union election. The result – to be determined – will have a...more

2/7/2014 - Athletes Colleges NLRB Students Unions Universities

Labor Board Poised to Enable Union Organizing of Faculty, Workforce at Private Religious Schools

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appears ready to extend its jurisdiction over certain private and religious schools that were previously thought exempt from the NLRB’s reach. If it does assert jurisdiction in these...more

11/7/2013 - NLRB Private Schools Religious Schools Unions

Change To Minnesota Sick Leave Law Begins August 1

Effective August 1, Minnesota employers with 21 or more employees may have to change their sick leave policies....more

7/12/2013 - Compliance Employer Mandates Medical Leave Sick Leave

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