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The National Labor Relations Board is an independent agency of the United States federal government created in 1935 as part of the National Labor Relations Act. The Board consists of five presidentially-appointed... more +
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent agency of the United States federal government created in 1935 as part of the National Labor Relations Act. The Board consists of five presidentially-appointed members, who are charged with overseeing union elections and hearing complaints of unfair labor practices under the NLRA.    less -

Beltway Buzz - April, 2018 #3

Ring Recusal Request. On April 16, management attorney John Ring was sworn in as chair and fifth member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). But before Ring even had an opportunity to learn where the coffee and...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

D.C. Circuit To The NLRB: Lying Is Not Protected Activity

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed and remanded a pro-employee Board decision concerning an employee who had been discharged based on the “disparaging content” of the testimony he made before...more

Minor Changes to Business Do Not Allow New Owner to Ignore Existing Union Representation

When a buyer considers acquiring the assets of a unionized employer, the union’s status post-acquisition often becomes an important business consideration for pursuing the deal. In most situations, the buyer incorporates...more

Sneaky Section 7 Traps for the Unwary Employer

With only about 6.5 percent of workers in the private sector being represented by unions, many private sector employers pay little, if any, attention to the requirements of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)....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

Weekly Update Newsletter - April 2018

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - US Department of Labor reinstates Wage and Hour opinion letters - The U.S. Department of Labor will reinstate the issuance of opinion letters, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced on...more

Top Five Labor Law Developments For March 2018

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

1.The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continued to deal with tumult over the “joint-employer” issue. On March 1, the Board asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to resume considering an appeal of...more

Beltway Buzz - April, 2018 #2

Ryan Retires. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced on April 11 that he won’t seek reelection in November. While Ryan is much more of a budget wonk than a labor guru, the Buzz will be monitoring the impacts of this...more

Labor Board Poised To Even Playing Field Once Again - John Ring’s Confirmation Gives NLRB 3-2 Republican Majority

by Fisher Phillips on

With the Senate’s confirmation of John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board on April 11 and the administration’s subsequent announcement on April 12 that he will be designated as the agency’s Chair, the Board is once...more

Gridlock Broken: Senate Confirms John Ring as Newest Member of NLRB

By a vote of 50 to 48 the U.S. Senate confirmed Republican John Ring as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, giving the agency a full five member complement. Member Ring, whose term expires December 16, 2022, takes...more

With Senate Confirmation of NLRB Member John Ring, NLRB Shifts to Republican Majority

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Yesterday, the Senate, voting along party lines 50 to 48, confirmed John Ring as a member of the National Labor Relations Board. With Ring’s confirmation, the five-member NLRB is now fully staffed with a 3-2 Republican...more

Senate Confirms John Ring To NLRB

The GOP majority is back, baby! The Senate confirmed John Ring's appointment to the National Labor Relations Board, filling the vacancy created when former Chairman Philip Miscimarra stepped down in December....more

Ring Confirmed To Join NLRB

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

John Ring, a management labor attorney, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to a seat on the National Labor Relations Board, filling the NLRB’s only remaining vacancy. Ring was confirmed by a 50-48 vote. ...more

Here We Go Again: Browning-Ferris Revisited

As a result of recent activity at the D.C. Circuit and the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”), the joint employer standard is in a state of flux. On April 6, 2018, the D.C. Circuit decided that it will review the...more

NLRB GC: Participating In Nationwide ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Is Protected Concerted Activity

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Participating in the February 2017 “Day Without Immigrants” demonstration was protected concerted activity, according to an August 30, 2017, advice memorandum released on March 13, 2018, by the National Labor Relations Board...more

John Ring Expected To Be Confirmed To NLRB This Week

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

According to an April 9, 2018, press release by the office of United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), John Ring, a management labor attorney, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week to serve as a member...more

NLRB Says Google’s Firing of Diversity Memo Author James Damore Was Legal

In a recently released and lightly redacted memo, a staff attorney for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board concluded that Google’s firing of James Damore was legal....more

Is the NLRB Returning to the Traditional Interpretation of Spruce-up?

by Polsinelli on

When purchasing a business, the buyer often desires to set new terms of employment to more efficiently and profitably operate the new enterprise. ...more

An End to the McDonald’s Joint Employer NLRB Litigation

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The new General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“Labor Board”), Peter Robb, continues to reshape the agency with his vision. Consistent with his January 2018 promise to consider “settlements of any kind that...more

Beltway Buzz - March, 2018 #5

It’s spring recess in D.C., and the Senate and House will be off for two weeks. While the recess means lighter traffic, it doesn’t mean that the labor and employment policy machine grinds to a halt....more

Intellectual Property and Technology News (North America), Issue 37, Q1 2018

by DLA Piper on

In this issue, we also take a look at some of 2017’s top franchise cases, provide an overview of the European Union’s trade secret directive and give a preview of our latest handbook, “Private LTE Networks: A New User’s...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

The NEW NLRB: Positive Progress, But One Big Stumble

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

New NLRB Leadership - 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

Union Requests for Medical Information: Do You Have to Provide It?

Employers often receive requests for medical information from the unions representing their employees. These requests come up in a variety of contexts and include...more

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