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A New Era For Labor Relations? Fisher Phillips Lawyers Predict Fate Of Top 10 Key Issues

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Among the most crucial federal agencies undergoing a transformation under the new presidential administration is the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). During the eight years of the Obama administration, with the Board...more

Looking into Our NLRB Crystal Ball

With everything going on in Washington, D.C., it is easy to overlook the significant changes to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”). With the impending addition of two Republican-appointed members to...more

Employment Law - April 2017 #2

NLRB Affirms New Standard on Employee Email Use - Why it matters - A divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) affirmed that if an employer provides employees with access to the email system, then employee use of email...more

NLRB Affirms Stance on Employee Use of Company Email During Non-Work Time

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently affirmed its 2014 decision in Purple Communications, Inc. and Communications Workers of America, AFL–CIO which held that if employees are granted access to their employer’s...more

The 2017 “Manufacturers’ Lawyer’s Shrug”

I am a really big fan of the NPR radio show, “Car Talk,” where two Boston auto mechanics took callers’ questions and tried to answer them. Since the November 8 election, I have freely adapted one of their signature phrases –...more

Five Key Issues Facing Employers in the Hospitality Industry

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Hospitality employers, like employers in many other service-related industries, are challenged by having to persistently focus on staying competitive and increasing profits in oversaturated markets. However, focusing on these...more

What’s Next at the NLRB? Ask the General Counsel!

On March 22, 2016, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin released Memorandum GC 16-01, entitled "Mandatory Submissions to the Division of Advice." The memorandum instructs the Board's regional...more

Further Insights: How the Recent Barbulescu Decision Impacts Employers in Europe and the United States

Last month, we blogged about the much discussed ECHR Barbulescu opinion. As a follow up, we wanted to provide further insights to multi-national employers about how this European decision compares to the position in the...more

NLRB Sets Aside Election Results Due to Overbroad Work Rules

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In an unpublished decision (Blommer Chocolate Co. of California, LLC, Case No. 32-RC-131048) issued on February 17, the NLRB set aside the results of an election in which the tally of ballots was 18 for and 50 against the...more

Burr Alert: The Board is Going to do What? A Look at the National Labor Relations Board: Could 2016 Bring Even More Change?

by Burr & Forman on

The National Labor Relations Board ("the Board") had quite an eventful year in 2015. Just think, the Board has recently broken decades-old precedent in five different ways: 1) On December 11, 2014, the Board decided...more

Purple Haze Remains Over Employees' Personal Rights on Employer Email Networks

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

More than a year after the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) momentous Purple Communications, Inc. decision, determining that employers must allow off-duty employees to use the company email system to engage in...more

“Click Here To Organize”— NLRB now Accepts E-Signatures on Authorization Cards

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made union organizing by email and social media a reality. The NLRB’s General Counsel issued Memorandum 15-08 on September 1, 2015, stating that, “[e]ffective immediately, parties...more

“Hijacking” Employer Email Systems for Union Organizing and Other Non-work Purposes

by Wilson Elser on

A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has imposed requirements on employers to generally allow their employees to use the employer’s email systems in support of union organizing efforts and...more

Is Your Computer Use Policy Legal? NLRB Finds a Presumptive Right for Employees to Use Employer’s Email System for Protected...

by Smith Anderson on

Does your company give employees access to company email? Do you prohibit employees from using the company email for personal, non-company use? If so, your policy may violate federal law....more

Health Care E-Note - February 2015

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In This Issue: - HIPAA Privacy During Emergency Situations - Probationary Medicaid RCOs – How Do Physicians Respond Without Subjecting Themselves to Potential Criminal And Civil Liability? - Big Data...more

What’s Ahead in 2015 for Retailers in Labor and Employment Law? Part II

The recent Ogletree Deakins webinar, “What’s Ahead in 2015 for Retailers in Labor and Employment Law,” featured leaders in the retail industry and labor and employment attorneys—Randel K. Johnson, senior vice president of the...more

Labor & Employment Law Alert: New NLRB Rulings and What They Mean for Your Business

by Stoel Rives LLP on

This will bring you up to date on the new NLRB rule on union elections and the NLRB’s new email decision – both issued in December – and what they mean for your business....more

Labor Issues Staying at the Forefront of Political, Legal Discussions with NLRB, DOL Activity

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As we have discussed over the past few weeks, the NLRB was busy as 2014 drew to a close. On December 11, 2014, the Board overruled its Register Guard decision in Purple Communications, establishing a new standard that...more

The National Labor Relations Board 2014 Year in Review - Overview of the Board's Significant Actions

Introduction - If the National Labor Relations Board seemed to be on the ropes in 2013, it certainly came out swinging in 2014. Last year, we reported that the Board faced a number of serious legal battles. Although...more

NLRB Decision Gives Employees Greater Protection When Using Company Email

In perhaps a surprising reversal of precedent, the National Labor Relations Board, recently held in Purple Communications, Inc. and Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO (“Purple Communications”), that employees should...more

New Year, New Rules, New Union-Avoidance Strategies

by Reed Smith on

The National Labor Relations Board topped off 2014 with several jabs to employers, including its recent decision in Purple Communications, where the Board held that employees have a presumptive right to use email for...more

Year in Review: NLRB Edition

by Reed Smith on

With the new year upon us, we have rounded up some of the most important NLRB decisions of 2014. By all accounts, the NLRB was as active as ever in 2014. Its decisions and rulemaking will preoccupy HR and LR professionals in...more

NLRB Expands Employees’ Use of Email for Protected Activity

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) has yet again expanded employees’ rights to discuss the terms and conditions of their employment or otherwise engage in protected activity. In Purple Communications,...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - January 2015

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Purple Communications Inc. Update - NLRB Issues Key Changes To Election Rules *Effective April 14, 2015* - Making Headlines - Excerpt from NLRB Issues Key Changes To Election...more

Ambush Elections and Access to Email - A Bad Combination for Employers

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Late last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made a combination of moves that present significant challenges for employers. First, the Board issued its decision in Purple Communications, Inc., allowing employees...more

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