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Working Wise: Recent Developments at the NLRB

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, we review recent transitions at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Trump, discuss four significant Board decisions issued in late 2017, and highlight what we should expect from the NLRB...more


by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The song “Changes,” written by Phil Ochs, provides an opportune prism to examine the arguably cataclysmic changes implemented and portended by the new employer-friendly majority at the NLRB at the end of 2017 and expected in...more

2018 Outlook on Federal Labor Laws

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

While President Donald Trump is not known for a deliberate approach, the long-anticipated shifts in labor law and policy is starting to take shape in an efficient and measured form. The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”...more

The National Labor Relations Board 2017 Year In Review – An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law

For employers, 2017 brought some long awaited relief and hope that return to normalcy in labor law is on the way. Admittedly, the wait for employers turned out to be a little longer than expected. The National Labor Relations...more

Out With the Old, In With the New: Is This the “New” NLRB?

by Burr & Forman on

As you have likely seen by now, December was quite a busy month for the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”). The Board issued major decisions affecting employers, and Peter Robb, the new General Counsel for the Board...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

New Year, New NLRB

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

As we enter the New Year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is under new leadership and has begun returning the nation to a more balanced labor policy. The NLRB is responsible for enforcing the National Labor...more

Trump NLRB Reverses Rule on 'Micro-Units,' Continues Overhaul of Obama-Era Rulings

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we discussed last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been working hard during the holiday season to reverse landmark decisions issued by the Obama-era Board. The Board’s efforts to reshape federal labor...more

NLRB Gift: Staying Non-Union May Be A Little Easier

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

The NLRB offered a holiday gift to employers this year, overturning an Obama-era decision that allowed unions to organize “micro-units” of employees, by restoring a more employer-friendly standard to determine an “appropriate...more

NLRB Overrules Four Key Cases to End 2017 with a Bang

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The National Labor Relations Board isn't waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square. It's ushering in a new era, now. The new and short-lived Republican-appointed majority wasted little time reversing the course the Board...more

2017 Ending With A Bang: Obama Era NLRB “Micro Unit” Ruling Reversed

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

2017 is coming to an end, and with somewhat of a Bang! for labor relations moving forward under Trump’s NLRB. In a matter involving PCC Structurals, Inc. and the Intern’l Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers...more

Employment Flash - December 2017

Recent NLRB Developments - This December 2017 special edition of the Employment Flash summarizes recent decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on December 14 and 15, 2017. These decisions are...more

New Republican Controlled NLRB Overrules Four Major Decisions

Earlier this year, President Trump appointed (and the Senate confirmed) two new Republican members of the National Labor Relations Board (Board) - Marvin E. Kaplan and William J. Emanuel. Together with Republican Member...more

Busy Week at the NLRB | Labor and Employment Law

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Last week, the NLRB issued 14 decisions and the General Counsel (a/k/a Peter Robb, our former partner) initiated rule-making procedures to revise the “quickie election” rule. Here is a summary of the most important changes...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

NLRB Reverses Several Obama-Era Decisions; Loosens Grip on Employers

by Hogan Lovells on

In a flurry of decisions late last week, the newly-constituted majority of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) issued a number of decisions that signal a less interventionist approach with respect to the...more

NLRB Overturns Three Obama-Era Decisions on Labor-Management Relations

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In the closing days of outgoing Chairman Phil Miscimarra’s term, the National Labor Relations Board issued three major decisions reversing field on significant issues of labor-management relations and requested public comment...more

Back to Basics: NLRB Abandons "Micro Unit" Organizing Standard

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In a decision with particular importance for non-acute health care facilities but clear application for nearly any kind of employer, the NLRB changed its standard for evaluating which classifications of employees a union can...more

‘Tis the Season for Employers: NLRB Reverses Course with Four Key Rulings

For employers, the tide is making its long awaited turn in our nation’s capital at the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). Last week, the NLRB reversed precedent on four significant rules that were widely viewed as...more

NLRB Reverses Two More Obama-Era Decisions as Term Expires

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board ended a busy week by issuing two more significant decisions on the eve of the expiration of Chairman Miscimarra’s term. The first decision, Raytheon, restored the well-established...more

NLRB Abandons "Micro-Unit" Ruling

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday rolled back yet another Obama-era decision. The 2011 "micro-units" decision, Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile (Specialty Healthcare), had expanded the...more

The End of Union-Dictated Micro-Units: NLRB Overturns Specialty Healthcare

On the eve of Chairman Phillip Miscimarra’s departure from the NLRB, he gave one final gift to employers: the overturning of Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934 (2011), an Obama-Era Board...more

NLRB Levels the Playing Field for Employers, Reaching Back to Employer-Friendly Precedent

by Varnum LLP on

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued four decisions that provide evidence of the current Board's agenda to chip-away at the Obama-era precedent, as well as insight into a Board that now has a Republican...more

NLRB Chairman Miscimarra’s Last Stand – Bye-Bye “Micro Units”

by Blank Rome LLP on

Well, I was wrong. In my last post, I said that it looked like the “quickie election” rules were up next for the National Labor Relations Board to address. Clearly, those rules are still on the radar, as public input is in...more

Micro-Units Are Dead: Labor Board Returns To Traditional “Community Of Interest” Factors For Union Elections

by Fisher Phillips on

One day after overturning the Obama-era’s joint-employer standard and in the waning days of Philip Miscimarra’s Chairmanship, the National Labor Relations Board struck down the pro-union use of micro-units, a tool used to...more

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