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Boeing Decision Forges New Balance Between NLRA Rights and Social Media Policies

Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), all employees have a right to engage in protected concerted activity, even if they are not unionized. Such activities include those performed for the mutual aid or...more

NLRB Issues Employer-Friendly Decision Regarding Employee Handbooks

by Reminger Co., LPA on

On December 14, 2017, in The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB 154 (2017), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) established a new standard for reviewing employee handbook provisions that allegedly restrict an employee’s rights...more

National Labor Relations Board Ends 2017 with a Flurry of Significant Decisions Reversing Recent Pro-Employee Precedents

by Dechert LLP on

Abandonment of Controversial Standards for Joint Employment and Review of Employer Policies Headline Slew of Changes - Since the election of President Trump, it has been a question of “when,” not “if,” the National Labor...more

Workplace Civility Legal Again

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Rules mandating workplace civility and protection of confidential business information — recently the target of the National Labor Relations Board — are lawful again....more

Labor Board Sets New Standard For Determining Lawfulness Of Facially Neutral Workplace Rules

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The National Labor Relations Board has established a new test for evaluating the lawfulness of an employer’s facially neutral workplace policies and rules. Among the most consequential of the Board’s recent bombshell NLRB...more

NLRB Gives Employers More Leeway To Enforce Work Rules That Could Be Construed To Interfere With Section 7 Rights

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that an employer does not necessarily violate the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining a facially neutral work rule, policy or handbook provision that could be reasonably...more

NLRB Delivers Holiday Gift to Employers in the Form of New Standard for Workplace Civility Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As explained in this companion article, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gave employers an early holiday gift with its reversal of the Obama-era joint employer test. But the Board had even more holiday cheer to...more

Dust Off Those Handbooks: NLRB Restores Sanity To Employment Policies

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Thirteen years ago the National Labor Relations Board issued its decision in Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646, which held that facially neutral work rules violated the National Labor Relations Act if employees...more

NLRB Changes Standard for Employer Handbook Rules

Earlier this week, we wrote how the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) gave an early Christmas present to employers by overturning the employee-friendly “joint employer” standard announced in 2015. This, however, was not...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

Top Five Labor Law Developments For November 2017

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

1. John Ring, a management-side labor and employment attorney, reportedly is undergoing background checks to become President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the seat on the National Labor Relations Board that Chairman Philip...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

Handbooks – NLRB Gives Some Control Back to Employers

by FordHarrison on

On December 14, 2017, in a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) overruled the “reasonably construe” standard it established in Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646 (2004), to determine...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 Reverses Precedent on Key Employer Issues

by Clark Hill PLC on

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board reversed several controversial decisions of the Obama-era Board, all of which will significantly impact employers. The cases redefine joint employment, create a new analysis for...more

Executive Labor Summary - November / December 2017

News & Analysis- Leadoff memorandum of new NLRB General Counsel Robb draws immediate fire from Democrats NLRB Republican majority goes to work and asks for comment on the so-called “quickie election” rule Miscimarra is...more

NLRB reverses course on joint employers and employee handbooks

by McAfee & Taft on

Whether it’s investigations, interpretations or lawsuits, actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board significantly impact employers and how they run their businesses. Decisions made by the Labor Board can apply to...more

The NLRB Reverses Itself – Good News For Employers And Their Employment Policies

by Weintraub Tobin on

In its December 14, 2017 decision entitled Boeing Company and Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, IFPTE Local 2001 ( “Boeing” ),the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) reversed itself and adopted...more

An Early Holiday Gift to Employers: Newly Constituted NLRB Overturns Two Pro-Employee Decisions

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On December 14, the Republican-majority National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued two employer-friendly decisions that reversed pro-employee rulings. In each 3-2 decision, the two Democratic members of the NLRB — Mark...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

The NLRB Reframes The Standard For Review Of Employer Handbooks

by Cole Schotz on

In a monumental decision last week, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) overruled 13 years of precedent and reframed the test for determining whether “facially neutral” employer handbooks, rules, and...more

New NLRB Majority Calls off the War on Employee Handbooks

by Littler on

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued an important decision in The Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (2017), where the Board’s new three-member majority established a new standard for evaluating the...more

The Board’s Return to Civility and Common Sense Regarding Workplace Rules

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a decision issued late last week, The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB No. 154 (Boeing), the newly constituted “Trump” National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) announced that employers could once again maintain...more

GC Memorandum 18-02 Suggests A More Sane Approach To Independent Contractors

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On Friday, December 1, 2017, newly appointed NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued a memorandum containing a broad overview of his initial agenda as General Counsel. It previews many anticipated...more

The Way We Were: The NLRB’s Time Machine Resets the Clock on Employer Work Rules and Joint Employer Status

by Dickinson Wright on

With the end of 2017 right around the corner, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) issued a duo of pro-employer decisions that continue to chip away at and erase its jurisprudence during the Obama...more

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