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The Practical NLRB Advisor: Spring 2018

Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group is pleased to announce the publication of the spring 2018 issue of the Practical NLRB Advisor. This issue examines the evolution of the controversial joint-employer...more

California Superior Court Judge Orders Department of Public Health to Make Names and Personal Home Addresses of Approximately...

A California Superior Court judge recently issued an order granting the Service Employees International Union’s (“SEIU”) petition for writ of mandate under the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) and ordered the California...more

Some Unions Planning for Impact of Big Decision on Fair Share Fees

It appears that a number of labor unions are planning for the potential negative impact of a big decision regarding fair share fees. We have heard from several public sector clients who have been contacted directly, or who...more

Change is as good as… the 2017 LRA Amendments

by Hogan Lovells on

To address violence and prolonged strikes in the context of Constitutional rights and to find ways of strengthening and promoting collective bargaining in South Africa, the Labour Relations Amendment Bill, 2017 (the Bill)...more

Baseball Players Strike Out on Minimum Wage in Federal Spending Legislation

Among the many provisions of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that Congress passed in March of 2018—buried on page 1,967—is an exemption for minor league baseball players from federal minimum wage protections. The Save...more

Senator Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill To Overhaul The Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

As if gig businesses haven’t had enough bad news to digest in the past few weeks... fresh off the heels of the California Supreme Court’s decision in the Dynamex Operations case, members of Congress are now focusing on...more

The Board Initiates The Internal Process To Consider Rulemaking On The Joint-Employer Standard

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs announced that the NLRB is considering rulemaking to establish the standard for determining joint-employer status under the...more

The NLRB’s Joint Employer Standard, Part III? Part IV? Part V?

For several years we have been providing updates on the Obama-era National Labor Relations Board’s rather employer-unfriendly joint employer standard. We have yet another. We believe the final episode in this saga should be...more

Legislative Developments in Spain Fourth Quarter 2017

by DLA Piper on

We take a look at recent legislative developments in Spain and across EMEA. Please see full Publication below for more information....more

Fast Food Restaurant Workers at Burgerville Unionized

by FordHarrison on

On April 23, 2018, employees at a Portland, Oregon location of the fast food restaurant chain Burgerville voted to unionize. After a nearly two-year campaign, the Industrial Workers of the World Portland Chapter...more

The NLRB Bolsters Unions’ Ability to Investigate Discrimination and Pay Equity Concerns through Requests for Information

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Colorado Symphony Association, 366 NLRB No. 60 (April 13, 2018), the NLRB found that an employer had an obligation to disclose information related to individual overscale contracts because the request...more

What to Expect From the NLRB and Its Newly Confirmed Chairman

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been deadlocked for a few months, but the confirmation of John Ring to the NLRB’s final vacancy may pave the way for an uptick in NLRB decisions. The appointment of Ring as NLRB...more

How Will Organized Labor Reorganize?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Unions represent only 6.5% of all private sector employees. However, rather than focusing on the past and why its fortunes have declined, a more interesting question may be what organized labor is...more

Labour's First 100 Days for Workplace Law

by K&L Gates LLP on

As the first 100 days of the Prime Minister Jacinta Arden led Labour government comes to a close this week, we take a look at the status of the government's proposed amendments to workplace and immigration policy to...more

After Oral Argument: Public Sector “Fair Share Fees” on Thin Ice

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As we previously reported, in July 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided to consider the legality of “fair share” fees for public employees....more

New Legislation for Local Staff of Diplomatic and Consular Missions in Belgium: New Rules, More Uncertainty

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As of 15 February 2018, a multitude of new rules apply to local staff of embassies and diplomatic missions in Belgium. This change does not impact the staff of international organizations, contrary to what trade unions are...more

Holland & Knight's Israel Practice Newsletter: Spring 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Holland & Knight invites you to read our Spring 2018 Israel Practice newsletter, in which our authors discuss pertinent American-Israeli topics. As Israel has been a crossroads and a prolific source of new ideas for more than...more

The U.S. Supreme Court and the “Fate of the Union”

by Snell & Wilmer on

Recently the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a matter that could severely impact the status of unions. The dispute will determine whether nonunion employees working in the public sector should have to pay partial union...more

Multiemployer Pension Plans: Potential Successor Liability From Buyer’s Attempts To Continue Seller’s Business

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The district court erred in finding a multiemployer pension plan did not show sufficient continuity of business operations to support imposing successor liability on an asset purchaser, the federal appeals court in Chicago...more

Key Takeaways from the NLRB’s Flip-Flop on Joint Employment Standards

by K&L Gates LLP on

The National Labor Relation Board’s (“NLRB’s” or “Board’s”) standards for determining joint employment are in flux. In Browning-Ferris Industries, the Obama-era Board overturned three decades of precedent that limited joint...more

Michigan Court of Appeals Rules Teacher Discipline is a Prohibited Subject of Bargaining

by Clark Hill PLC on

On February 22, 2018, the Michigan Court of Appeals held that Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) properly concluded that the Association’s efforts to arbitrate a grievance over an individual teacher’s discipline...more

Second Circuit Denies NLRB’s Attempt to Issue Bargaining Order Against Novelis Corp.

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 15, 2018, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Novelis Corp., et al. v. NLRB, et al., upholding several unfair labor practices against Novelis Corp., but due to passage of...more

N.L.R.B. “Joint” Disarray – Why That Matters to Manufacturers

Winston Churchill allegedly once said, “lovers of sausage and public policy should not watch either be made.” Recent events at the National Labor Relations Board call that apt quote to mind. ...more

Supreme Court Again Rejects Sixth Circuit Finding of Lifetime Retiree Medical Benefits

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Three years ago, in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, the Supreme Court unanimously vacated a ruling by the SixthCircuit Court of Appeals that a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) vested retirees with lifetime medical...more

Joint Employer Standard: Whiplash!

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

In a surprising move, the National Labor Relations Board has overturned its recent decision that had overruled an expansive joint employer standard set forth by the previous Obama-era Board. So, at least for the time being,...more

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