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Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

10 Things For Which This Employment Lawyer Is Thankful In 2018

What are you thankful for this year? Here is my list. No. 1. Absence of drama. Admittedly, the political scene has had more than its share of drama, but from a labor and employment law standpoint, this year has been...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Employee Monitoring

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Federal laws prohibit the interception of another’s electronic communications, but these same laws have multiple exceptions that generally allow employers to monitor employees’ email and internet use on employer-owned...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Some Employers Will Have Workplace Rules Re-Evaluated By NLRB

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The National Labor Relations Board is affording dozens of employers the chance to have cases involving the legality of their workplace rules re-evaluated under a 2017 Board decision. The Board decision overruled Obama-era...more

K&L Gates LLP

Expounding on Arbitrability: The Seventh Circuit Joins the Growing Ranks of Circuit Courts Finding that Courts Presumptively...

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The U.S. Supreme Court has issued numerous decisions over the past decade addressing arbitration agreements. In one of the Roberts Court’s first forays into the arbitration arena, the Court held that class or collective...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Top Five Labor Law Developments For October 2018

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1. The deadline for submitting comments regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed rulemaking on the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act has been extended to...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

NLRB Extends Deadline For Comment On Joint Employer Proposal

On October 30, the National Labor Relations Board extended the period for public comment on its proposed rule concerning joint employment. The new deadline is December 13, and comments on the comments will be received through...more

BakerHostetler

Another Bill Aimed at Employee Arbitration Agreements – This Time to Nullify Epic Systems

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On Oct. 30, 2018, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., together with 58 Democratic cosponsors, introduced the Restoring Justice for Workers Act, H.R. 7109 H.R. 7109. ...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

New Advice Memos From NLRB on Facebook Posts

Why it matters - In a new advice memoranda from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel, the general counsel considered whether an employee at H&M Construction engaged in protected concerted...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Halloween Bill Provides A Scare By Seeking To Prohibit Workplace Arbitration Altogether

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Congress has once again proposed legislation that would seek to ban mandatory workplace arbitration of employment claims, despite a string of United States Supreme Court decisions upholding arbitration and...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Labor Board Sets New Deadline For Submitting Comments On Proposed Joint-Employer Rulemaking

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The National Labor Relations Board has extended the deadline for submitting comments regarding its proposed rulemaking on the standard for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act to December...more

Fisher Phillips

Would You Like Fries And A Political Opinion With That? Regulating Employee Buttons, Pins, And Insignia In The Workplace

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Burgers and buttons are making headlines again. Employees at Burgerville—a fast-food restaurant chain in the Pacific Northwest—recently took to wearing buttons to work and were sent home for the day. These buttons were not...more

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

Top Tips for Concluding Workplace Investigatory Interviews

A truly effective workplace investigator knows how to best wrap-up an employee interview. Don’t leave loose ends or wiggle room that can later undermine the effectiveness of the overall investigation and the employer’s...more

Jackson Walker

2018 Employment and Labor Law Update: The Year of #MeToo (Presentation)

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Please see full Presentation below for more information from the Employment and Labor Law Symposium....more

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

What’s the Deal with Employee Handbook Rules?

Recent cases and guidance from the National Labor Relations Board signal a shift in the standards for determining the legality of employer work rules. In this episode, Ruthie Goodboe from our Pittsburgh and Detroit (Metro)...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

Politics & Election Law In The Workplace: Midterm Elections 2018

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It’s that time again: Election Season. Employers must be aware of important legal issues when responding or reacting to politics in the workplace, as well as understanding workers’ rights to engage in the political process....more

Polsinelli

NLRB Approves Unilateral Benefits Changes Consistent with Past Practice

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In a 3-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) ruled that E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company (“DuPont”) did not violate the National Labor Relations Act ( “Act”) by implementing unilateral changes...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Labor Board: Secondary Picketing Not Protected, Subcontracted Janitors Lawfully Fired

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In a ruling that may affect many industries, a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has held that a group of subcontracted janitors in San Francisco were justifiably fired after engaging in...more

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

New Orleans Charter School Operator Ordered to Bargain with Union

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a New Orleans charter school was not a “political subdivision” exempt from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA does not apply to States and their political...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Unions To Face Greater Scrutiny For Negligent Conduct To Their Members

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National Labor Relations Board’s field office staff have been directed to prosecute a broader array of cases against unions that engage in negligent behavior toward their members, according to an internal memorandum obtained...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

NLRA Preempts Municipality’s Right-To-Work Ordinance, Seventh Circuit Holds

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

While the National Labor Relations Act allows states to enact right-to-work laws, it does not authorize local municipalities to do so, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago, has held. I.U.O.E. Local...more

Baker Donelson

New Administration, New NLRB

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Most people think of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which administers the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), as the board that governs unionized workplaces. However, the NLRB can regulate non-union employers to...more

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

The Practical NLRB Advisor: Fall 2018

Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group is pleased to announce the publication of the fall 2018 issue of the Practical NLRB Advisor. This issue examines the Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp....more

Proskauer - Labor Relations

NLRB Majority Decides 50-50 Balls In Employer Favor

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The NLRB has been in a period of dormancy. When the make-up of the Board changed, a lot of people expected an onslaught of NLRB decisions reversing the reversals of precedent made by the agency in the last 8 years. Except...more

Cozen O'Connor

Seventh Circuit Strikes Municipal Right-To-Work Law, Splitting with the Sixth Circuit

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On September 28, 2018, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a ruling striking down a right-to-work ordinance passed by the village of Lincolnshire, Ill., holding that the National Labor Relations Act does not grant local governments...more

Michael Volkov

Employees and Political Activity

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It is October in an election year, and political tensions are running high. If political discourse in your place of business has been heated, it may be a good time for a refresher on laws governing what private employers may...more

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