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National Labor Relations Board Ends 2017 with a Flurry of Significant Decisions Reversing Recent Pro-Employee Precedents

by Dechert LLP on

Abandonment of Controversial Standards for Joint Employment and Review of Employer Policies Headline Slew of Changes - Since the election of President Trump, it has been a question of “when,” not “if,” the National Labor...more

WEB EXCLUSIVE December 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

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 were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. December was no different,...more

Howard’s End of the Week Roundup. January 6, 2017

by Fisher Phillips on

This Week’s Labor, Employment Law and OSHA Legal Developments - • Administration is resubmitting Scott Mugno for OSHA leader and shooting for a January 11 Committee hearing. • The vital US Labor Department Solicitor...more

More on the Trump NLRB and What it Means for Employers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In recent weeks we have commented on the spate of new pro-employer decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (the Board). These decisions, among others, have included: Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14,...more

NLRB reverses course on joint employers and employee handbooks

by McAfee & Taft on

Whether it’s investigations, interpretations or lawsuits, actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board significantly impact employers and how they run their businesses. Decisions made by the Labor Board can apply to...more

NLRB Ends Unionizing of Micro-Units

by Payne & Fears on

In the final days of 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nixed yet another Obama-Era decision, overruling a highly controversial decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934...more

New Labor Board May Kill “Quickie Election” Rule; Requests Public RFI

The NLRB announced December 12, 2017, a Request for Information (“RFI”) on the Board’s 2014 “Quickie Election” representation regulations (at 29 CFR parts 101 and 102). The RFI seeks input on the amendments to representation...more

Labor Board To Scrap Quickie Election Rule? Public Comment Requested

by Fisher Phillips on

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

New NLRB General Counsel Sets New Tone For The "Trump Board"

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

We are now almost a year into the Trump presidency, but we are still grappling with how the administration will address many issues throughout the country. To a certain extent we can never be sure of a clear path, as...more

NLRB GC Boldly Defines Direction of Board Prosecution in New GC Memo

The new NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb has been fast at work. A short two weeks after being sworn in on November 17, 2017, the new General Counsel issued a memorandum making clear his intention to re-examine much of the...more

US Supreme Court Permits Full 'Travel Ban' to Go Into Effect

by Morgan Lewis on

Pending further appeals, the Court’s decisions grant the federal government’s request to enforce President Trump’s September 24 executive order that limits entry into the United States by nationals from eight countries....more

Another Joint Employment Development, And Still More Uncertainty

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

For the last several years, “joint employment” (whatever that now means legally) has been anything but the gift that keeps on giving for employers. First, joint employment became a tool that the previous Administration locked...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - November 2017 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - “Mid-Sized Businesses: Too Big to be Small and Too Small to be Big” House Small Business Committee Press Release, November 14, 2017. Retrieved from smallbusiness.house.gov The House Committee on...more

Peter Robb Confirmed as NLRB General Counsel

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Former management-side labor attorney Peter Robb was confirmed as the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, the last key piece to what many employers hope will result in the Board’s...more

Senate Approves Trump Nominee for General Counsel of NLRB: How This Will Impact Non-Union Employers

On November 8, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed Peter Robb as the new General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board"). In private practice, Robb was a noted critic of the NLRB under the Obama...more

Senate Confirms President Trump’s Pick for National Labor Relations Board General Counsel

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

In September, President Trump nominated management-side labor and employment lawyer Peter Robb to replace Richard Griffin, whose term expired on November 4, 2017, as general counsel to the National Labor Relations Board. ...more

Massachusetts Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Non-Compete Legislation

The Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a hearing on Tuesday, October 31 to receive testimony on the several bills introduced this session addressing the use of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts....more

October 2017: The Top 11 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

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. October was no...more

Trump Nominates FedEx VP for Safety as OSHA Administrator

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The White House announced on October 27th that it has nominated Scott A. Mugno to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health. If confirmed, Mr. Mugno will serve as the Administrator of the federal...more

Trump To Tap FedEx Safety Head to Lead OSHA

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On October 27, 2017, the White House announced its intention to nominate Scott Mugno to the position of Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. Mr. Mugno currently is the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle...more

WPI Insider Briefing: Will the New Composition of Federal Agencies Effect Change?

by Littler on

Nine months into President Trump’s term, the pace of nominations and appointments to fill critical position within his administration is accelerating. Action on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),...more

Labor Relations Update: New NLRB General Counsel Poised to Undo Obama-Era Precedents

Senate Republicans recently confirmed William Emanuel, the second Trump nominee to the five-member National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”), giving the Board a Republican majority for the first time since 2007. Mr....more

The Devil Is In the Details: New Board Members Likely To Change Law In Nuanced Ways

by Proskauer - Labor Relations on

The end of September in most years sees a spate of new NLRB decisions, sometimes dozens, issued on or about September 30, to coincide with the end of the agency’s fiscal year. Not so this past September 30 because of the...more

Senate Confirms Emanuel to NLRB, 3-2 Republican Majority Signals Potential Changes on the Way

As covered earlier by HR Legalist, the Trump Administration was expected to make changes to labor and employment law through appointments to federal agencies, including the EEOC and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)....more

Senate Confirms Second Trump NLRB Pick

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Senate voted 49-47 yesterday to confirm William Emanuel to fill a vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the independent agency tasked with administering federal labor law in the private sector. Mr....more

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