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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Year 2020 Hindsight Reveals That The Current NLRB Has Overhauled Our National Labor Laws Since 2017

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Seyfarth Synopsis: It should be clear to all that the NLRB has taken significant steps to restore the law to a footing that more closely resembles the landscape that existed prior to the Obama Board. ...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Employment Flash - February 2020

This edition of Employment Flash looks at recent NLRB activity, including its decision (overruling an Obama-era decision) regarding confidentiality rules for employees during ongoing workplace investigations. We also discuss...more

Morgan Lewis

The Practical Impact of USPTO Rule Changes on Your Trademark Filings

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The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) confirmed that new rules relating to email addresses required for trademark applicants and registrants and new specimens requirements will go into effect this week. A new examination...more

Ladas & Parry LLP

Ladas & Parry Partners Object To New USPTO Guidelines Requiring Mandatory Disclosure Of Trademark Applicants’ Email Addresses

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The USPTO released long awaited guidelines on February 6, 2020 relating to a new requirement that trademark applicants publicly list their email addresses in each U.S. trademark application or registration....more

Dickinson Wright

The NLRB Returns to Pre-Obama-Era Board Standards in Two Significant Decisions

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On December 16, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) issued two significant decisions overruling Obama-era NLRB decisions. Both decisions were 3-1 with the three Republican appointees, Chairman Ring,...more

Locke Lord LLP

NLRB Reverses Course with Significant Rulings on Employee Email Use, Investigation Confidentiality, and Union Election Rules

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Many employers realize that the National Labor Relations Board’s (“Board”) priorities shift ?based on the President’s policy positions. The reason for this dynamic is that the President ?appoints the Board’s five members,...more

Barley Snyder

NLRB 2020 Predictor: It’s Good to be an Employer

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As not just a new year but a new decade begins, we know from the closing days of 2019 that the National Labor Relations Board is rolling back pro-employee/union rulings issued during the Obama era, and will likely continue to...more

Horton Law PLLC

NLRB 2020 (Presentation)

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On January 22, 2020, I presented a complimentary webinar called “NLRB 2020: Updates for All Private Sector Employers”... ...The National Labor Relations Board has a significant impact on private companies throughout the...more

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

NLRB Permits, Again, Employers to Restrict Use of Email – Maybe

Prior to 2014, NLRB case law gave an employer the right to control its property. The NLRB tempered that right when an employer exercised it in a way that discriminated against activities protected by Section 7 of the National...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

NLRB Overturns Obama-era Initiatives: A Round-Up of the December Decisions

December 2019 brought significant changes to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) case law and election procedures. The following highlights a few of those changes as we get into the new year and policy reviews get...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Top Five Labor Law Developments For December 2019

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1.The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced comprehensive changes to its election procedures, largely revamping the Obama-era “quickie” election rules. The new rules will slow down the election process greatly....more

Brooks Pierce

National Labor Relations Board Changes Course On Employee Email

by Brooks Pierce on

Employers who revised their electronic communication policies under the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) Purple Communications standard may want to head back to the drawing board (again) in the new year. In Caesars...more

Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers,...

NLRB’s 2020 Vision is More Employer-Friendly

With the beginning of a new decade comes further evidence of the National Labor Relations Board’s resolve to roll back prohibitive rulings issued during the Obama era. On December 16, 2019, the NLRB issued two rulings which...more

Payne & Fears

NLRB Holds Employers May Restrict Company Email Systems for Non-Work Related Reasons

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On December 16, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a decision in Caesars Entertainment holding that businesses may restrict employees from using a company’s internal email systems for union and...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Iranian Cyber-Attacks and the End of Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

After the killing of Qassem Soleimani on January 3, 2020, by the U.S. government, the cybersecurity news industry has been abuzz about whether Iran will engage in cyber terrorism, and if so, to what degree, as part of its...more

Stinson LLP

NLRB Wraps up Blockbuster Year with a Bang

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a whirlwind series of rulings to cap off 2019. The NLRB typically issues many decisions near the end of a Board member's term, so this flurry comes as no surprise...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

National Labor Relations Board Reverses Two Key Obama-Era Precedents

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board continued its recent pattern of reversing controversial pro-employee decisions made when Democrats held a majority of board seats. These cases affect employer rules governing...more

Vedder Price

NLRB Okays Confidentiality Rules During Ongoing Investigations and Restrictions of Personal Use of Work Email

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In a flurry of year-end activity before losing its lone Democratic member, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) recently issued two decisions that allow employers to maintain greater confidentiality protections...more

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

National Employment Perspective: Focus on the NLRB and Employee Communication

Recent Changes to NLRB Guidance Regarding Employers’ Policies Involving Employee Communication - Two recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have significantly overturned earlier rulings regarding...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

National Labor Relations Board Expands Employers’ Rights to Enforce Workplace Rules

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In a pair of significant year-end rulings, the National Labor Relations Board overturned two Obama-era precedents that had restricted the ability of both unionized and non-unionized employers to limit the use of company email...more

Dechert LLP

National Labor Relations Board Finishes 2019 with a Flurry of Significant Decisions

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In what is seemingly becoming an annual tradition, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board” or the “NLRB”) wrapped up the year with a number of significant pronouncements. Among these actions were rulings narrowing...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Two New NLRB Decisions Allow Employers to Limit Use of Its Email System and Preserve Confidentiality of Workplace Investigations

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Q: What is the current rule on whether an employee can use our company’s email system to distribute union material? Also, are we permitted to require employees to keep workplace investigations confidential without running...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Happy New Year, Employers! From Your Friends at the NLRB.

In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a flurry of employer-friendly decisions. Management can toast the following end-of-year gifts and look forward to continuing success at the Board in the new year....more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

NLRB Issues Employer-Friendly Decisions Heading into the New Year

During the term of the Obama-era National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), we saw longstanding employer rules and policies upended. However, the current NLRB recently issued both a new rule and several decisions that revert back...more

White and Williams LLP

NLRB Reverses Itself on Two Obama-Era Pro-Employee Decisions

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Closing out 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) issued two final opinions that will reverse employee-friendly decisions. The two opinions - Apogee Retail LLC d/b/a Unique Thrift Store (Apogee) and...more

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JD Supra's principal place of business is in the United States. By subscribing to our website, you expressly consent to your information being processed in the United States.

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Privacy Officer
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10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

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Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
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Sausalito, California 94965

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Changes in Our Privacy Policy

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Contacting JD Supra

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Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

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