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Labor Board Poised To Even Playing Field Once Again - John Ring’s Confirmation Gives NLRB 3-2 Republican Majority

With the Senate’s confirmation of John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board on April 11 and the administration’s subsequent announcement on April 12 that he will be designated as the agency’s Chair, the Board is once...more

What A Government Shutdown Would Mean For Employers

If Congress cannot approve a budget by this Friday at midnight, the federal government will shut down. What will this mean for employers across the country? A look back at the most recent government shutdown will provide...more

Labor Board To Scrap Quickie Election Rule? Public Comment Requested

In the clearest sign yet that the National Labor Relations Board is ready to shift away from the strong pro-union stance that had been taken for the previous eight years, the agency today announced that it will seek public...more

Memo From Labor Board’s Top Attorney Signals Change Is On Its Way

The newly installed General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board published a memorandum late last week indicating that the General Counsel is preparing to push to reverse many of the controversial positions taken...more

August 2017: The Top 11 Labor And Employment Law Stories

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. August was no...more

Comprehensive FAQs For Employers On Hurricanes And Other Workplace Disasters

This list of frequently asked questions was originally prepared by the law firm of Fisher Phillips in 2005, in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. It has been updated several times over the course of the past 12...more

100-Day Recap: Workplace Law Under President Trump, So Far

New presidents are often judged based on their accomplishments in their first 100 days in office. President Trump is no exception to that rule. The Trump administration recently passed that milestone date, offering an...more

Will Employers Cry Mayday This May 1? What You Need To Know About Planned Protest Activities

May Day has historically been a day marked by workers’ rights protests, with union organizing activities and other employee advocacy actions taking place across the country on what is now known as “International Workers’...more

What Employers Need To Know About The "Day Without Immigrants" Walkout

Employee walkouts and protests are anticipated across the country on Thursday, February 16, and Friday, February 17, as immigrants and others disappointed by the Trump administration’s position with respect to immigration...more

Top 10 Workplace Law Developments To Expect From The Trump Presidency

It’s official: Donald Trump will soon be our nation’s 45th president. Now the work begins to forecast what the next four years will bring. We’ve spent some time gathering our firm’s collective wisdom on what the next...more

WTF, NLRB? (WTF = “Where’s The Fairness?”)

In yet another blow to employers, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge recently upheld the right of employees who regularly work with customers to wear offensive union buttons prominently displaying the...more

NLRB Reinstates Liberal Standard For Unionizing Temp Workers

In today’s 3-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) resurrected a union-friendly standard making it easier for unions to combine jointly employed temporary workers with an employer’s existing workforce to form...more

Thirteen Reasons Why Non-Union Workplaces Can't Ignore The NLRB

There is little doubt that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is making its impact felt – even if your company never sees a union. By expanding its concept of “concerted protected activity,” the Board has staked out...more

Can Your Employees Take A Selfie At Work?

Many employers maintain policies prohibiting employees from using cell phones and other recording devices at work. The reasons for such policies range from maintaining productivity, to protecting customer and employee...more

Will Your Workers Go On Strike On November 10? What You Need To Know

Employee walkouts and protests are likely to occur on a massive scale across the country on Tuesday, November 10, spurred on by the union-supported “Fight for $15” movement. Low-wage workers seeking higher pay and possible...more

NLRB Starts Down The Slippery Slope With Controversial New Joint Employer Ruling

In a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced yesterday a broad new standard for determining whether two businesses are “joint employers” for purposes of collective bargaining. Browning-Ferris...more

NLRB Sacks College Football Player Union Organizing Drive

Earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unanimously decided that college football players at Northwestern University cannot comprise an appropriate bargaining unit, squelching their attempt to form the...more

NLRB's Finalizes Quickie Election Rules for April Implementation's

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finally implemented its long awaited “quickie election” rules, which will speed up union elections while requiring employers to turn over personal email addresses and telephone...more

Florida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05

On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rises to $8.05 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.12 over the current Florida minimum wage. The increase is tied to the rate of inflation...more

Supreme Court Strikes Down NLRB Recess Appointments

Dealing the agency its second major setback on the legitimacy of its quorum, the Supreme Court has invalidated a trio of recess appointments made to the NLRB back in January of 2012. Moments ago, the Court handed down its...more

It's Back – NLRB's Revives Quickie Election Rule That May Soon Be Here to Stay

The National Labor Relations Board has just announced that the agency would be reissuing its proposed “quickie election” amendments to rules governing representation case procedures. The news came in the form of a press...more

Hospitality Update, No. 4, December 2013: When Is A Union Not A Union? When It's A "Worker Center."

In recent weeks, the fast-food industry has fallen prey to coordinated demonstrations by a number of loosely affiliated groups, rallying around wages, benefits and other conditions. The strategy invoked by these so-called...more

12/10/2013  /  Compliance , Hospitality Industry , SEIU , Unions

Labor Letter, February 2013: Reintegrating Your Workplace Warriors

Over the past decade, we have seen the largest military deployment since World War II. Our troops are now withdrawn from Iraq, and thousands more are scheduled to return from Afghanistan over the course of 2013. By the end...more

2/8/2013  /  ADAAA , FMLA , USERRA , Veterans
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