Matthew Tews

Matthew Tews

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Ambush Elections and Access to Email - A Bad Combination for Employers

Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a combination of moves that present significant challenges for employers. First, the Board issued its decision in Purple Communications, Inc., allowing employees...more

1/13/2015 - Ambush Election Rules Email Email Policies Employer Liability Issues FLSA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Purple Communications Union Elections Unions

Recent NLRB Retail Rulings Muddy the Micro-Unit Waters

At the end of July, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued two decisions under its controversial Specialty Healthcare standard, approving of one “micro unit” and disavowing another in the retail context. The NLRB’s...more

8/14/2014 - Bargaining Units Collective Bargaining Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Unions

Executive Briefing - May 2014

In This Issue: - ADA Reasonable Accommodation Requests: Avoid Rigid Policies and Consider Technology - IRS Issues Guidance on Qualified Plan Amendments Regarding Same Sex Spouses - OSHA to Refer Untimely...more

6/13/2014 - ADA Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Disability Employee Benefits Employee Rights IRS Marriage NLRA NLRB OSHA Qualified Health Plans Reasonable Accommodation Same-Sex Marriage

Employment And Labor Law Alert: Expect The NLRB's Aggressive Agenda To Go Full-Speed Ahead Following Griffin's Confirmation

Now that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Richard Griffin, Jr. as general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board, employers can expect the NLRB to continue its aggressive enforcement of the National Labor Relations...more

11/4/2013 - Enforcement NLRA NLRB Richard Griffin

Employment And Labor Alert: NLRB's Controversial Specialty Healthcare Ruling Affirmed

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) petition to enforce its controversial ruling in Specialty Healthcare, 357 NLRB No. 174 (2011). ...more

8/21/2013 - NLRA NLRB Overwhelming Community of Interest Specialty Healthcare Unions

Employment And Labor Law Alert - It's Official: Michigan's "Right-To-Work" Law Takes Effect

On March 28, 2013, Michigan's "right-to-work" law, the Workplace Fairness and Equity Act, went into effect. The law prohibits any requirement that an employee pay union dues or join a union as a condition of employment. The...more

4/4/2013 - Collective Bargaining Right to Work Union Dues Unions Wages

Employment And Labor Alert: FMLA Changes Go Into Effect Next Friday, March 8

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations that go into effect on March 8, 2013. These regulations include revisions to the required postings and optional use forms,...more

3/1/2013 - DOL Flight Crews FMLA GINA Military Caregiver Leave Posting Requirements Qualifying Exigency Leave

Employment And Labor Law Alert: The National Labor Relations Board Changes Course - Witness Statements Obtained During Workplace...

Until recently, the National Labor Relations Board's decision in Anheuser-Busch, 237 NLRB 982 (1978), was clear: employers were not obligated to provide witness statements collected during workplace investigations to the...more

1/14/2013 - Anheuser-Busch Balancing Test Internal Investigations NLRB Piedmont Gardens Unions Witness Statements

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