Richard L. Samson

Richard L. Samson

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

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Fragmented Workforces: Specialty Healthcare And The Advent Of “Micro-Units”

The National Labor Relations Board recently made it easier for unions to win representation elections by allowing unions to fragment workforces and cherry-pick the unit of employees most likely to support unionization. On...more

4/4/2013 - Decision-Making Process NLRB Specialty Healthcare Unions

“Micro-Units” in the Aftermath of Specialty Healthcare

Since the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Specialty Healthcare was issued in 2011, it has been easier for unions to win representation elections. The Board’s recent decision in Fraser Engineering Company, 359...more

4/4/2013 - NLRA NLRB Union Elections Unions

The NLRB’s Latest on Facebook Firing Creates More Questions For Employers

By now most of us have learned about the decision issued last Friday, September 28, by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) in Karl Knauz Motors, Inc. d/b/a Knauz BMW, the Board’s first true foray into a...more

10/4/2012 - BMW Facebook Hiring & Firing Karl Knauz Motors NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Social Media Termination

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