Steven Swirsky

Steven Swirsky

Epstein Becker Green

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NLRB Adopts Expedited Election Rules, Effective April 15, 2015

After a series of false starts, on December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted a 733-page final rule (“Final Rule”) that will significantly change the Board’s longstanding union election...more

12/16/2014 - Final Rules NLRB Quickie Election Rules Union Elections Unions

NLRB Holds That Employees Have the Right to Use Company Email Systems for Union Organizing – Union and Non-Union Employers Are All...

In its Purple Communications, Inc., decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has ruled that “employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must presumptively be...more

12/15/2014 - Email NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Purple Communications Unions

Protecting Your Workforce: What You Need to Know About Ebola

The Ebola virus disease (“Ebola”) has become a worldwide threat, which, among many other effects, has forced employers to think about how to protect their employees. Employers also must consider how Ebola might impact...more

11/4/2014 - CDC Ebola Safety Precautions

Act Now Advisory: NLRB's Macy's Decision Raises Questions About Best Strategies for Combating Union Efforts to Organize...

In a decision released this past week, a majority of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") recommitted the federal agency to the principles set forth in Specialty Healthcare, further expanding the way for...more

7/30/2014 - Bargaining Units Corporate Counsel Macy's NLRA NLRB Specialty Healthcare Unions

Act Now Advisory: Japanese Parent Company May Be Liable for Employment Decisions of Its US Subsidiary

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decided a case that should be taken into consideration when Japanese (and other foreign-based) companies determine the level of active involvement that their parent...more

7/21/2014 - Corporate Counsel International Labor Laws Japan Parent Corporation Subsidiaries

Act Now Advisory: The NLRB Is Looking at Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Disparagement Provisions in Your Agreements

Another decision has been issued by a National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") administrative law judge ("ALJ") striking down a non-union employer's confidentiality and proprietary information and non-disparagement...more

1/18/2013 - ALJ Confidentiality Agreements Employee Handbooks Employment Contract Employment Policies NLRA NLRB Non-Disclosure Agreement Non-Disparagement Provisions Section 7

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