William G. Trumpeter

William G. Trumpeter

Miller & Martin PLLC

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The NLRB Paves the Way to Make Elections Easier for Labor Unions

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) reintroduced proposed regulations that would expedite union elections. If finalized, the regulations, which were published in the Federal Register last...more

2/12/2014 - Employer Liability Issues NLRB Unions

More Good News for Employers Regarding the NLRB Poster Requirement

This alert may appear to be “more of the same” to some. But good news is always worth repeating. Last month, we reported that the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals had struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s...more

6/21/2013 - NLRA NLRB Notice Requirements Posting Requirements

Fluctuating Workweek and Bonus Payments Are Incompatible under the FLSA Per a Recent Ohio Federal Court Ruling

The “fluctuating workweek” wage payment method is allowed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when (1) a non-exempt employee’s hours of work fluctuate from week to week, (2) the employer and employee agree to use this...more

6/4/2013 - Bonuses FLSA Fluctuating Workweek Penalties Wages

A Wolf at the Door: Could a Labor Union Encourage Your Employees to Ask OSHA to Inspect Your Non-Union Facilities – Then...

Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), absent a few highly unusual situations, a non-employee union representative can be denied access to an employer’s property at any time. Workplace inspections conducted by OSHA...more

5/23/2013 - Compliance Inspections NLRA Non-Union OSHA Search Warrant

No Quorum in the NLRB? What Does This Mean to You?

As some of you may have seen through the various main-stream media outlets who have reported this development, in early 2012, President Obama appointed three NLRB Board members without the consent of the Senate. The...more

1/31/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB Executive Powers NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Quorum Recess Appointments

Happy Holidays from the NLRB: Lumps of Coal for Employer Stockings

In a flurry of year-end activity, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) has issued a number of significant decisions. The following is excerpted from the NLRB’s press release issued on December 21....more

12/28/2012 - Collective Bargaining Dues Checkoff Facebook Hispanics United of Buffalo NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Union Dues Unions

The Fiscal Cliff and the WARN Act

Federal spending cuts as a result of the looming fiscal cliff may have an additional impact on federal contractors anticipating layoffs or plant closures. Employers with 100 or more employees are required to provide their...more

12/24/2012 - DOL Fiscal Cliff Lay-Offs Sequestration Spending Cuts WARN Act

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