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OFCCP Week In Review: May 2022 #3

The DE OFCCP Week in Review (WIR) is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment, authored by experts John C. Fox, Candee Chambers and Jennifer Polcer. In today’s edition, they...more

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It’s Time to Revisit Your Handbook Rules as Labor Board Takes Aim at Workplace Civility and Workplace Conduct

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The National Labor Relations Board is actively looking to modify the legal standards that for the past five years have provided a commonsense solution for evaluating the legality of commonplace workplace misconduct rules. And...more

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The Labor Law Insider | Offensive Speech in the Workplace - Part II: Drawing the Line

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In this Labor Law Insider podcast episode, Tom Godar is joined by Husch Blackwell attorney Sonni Nolan and firm alum Kat Pearlstone, as they conclude their exploration on protection of employees' speech under the National...more

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NLRB General Counsel Takes Aim at Employer Meetings on NLRA Activity, Including Union Election Campaigns

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National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued Memorandum 22-04 on April 7, taking the position that mandatory meetings held by employers addressing Section 7 activity are unlawful—including meetings...more

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NLRB General Counsel Abruzzo Seeks to Limit Long-Standing Employer Free Speech Right

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On April 7, 2022, General Counsel (GC) Jennifer A. Abruzzo released Memorandum 22-04, The Right to Refrain from Captive Audience and other Mandatory Meetings. As set forth in the memorandum, GC Abruzzo will urge the National...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

NLRB General Counsel Will Ask the Board to Find That Captive Audience Meetings Violate the NLRA

Under well-settled, decades-old precedent, employers have historically been free to hold mandatory “captive audience” meetings to educate employees, share views on unionization, and discuss what employees’ rights are with...more

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The Labor Law Insider: Offensive Speech in the Workplace - Crossing the Line

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In this Labor Law Insider podcast episode, Tom Godar and fellow Husch Blackwell attorneys Sonni Nolan and Kat Pearlstone explore the breadth of National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protection of employee speech that can be...more

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We Knew This Was Coming: NLRB General Counsel Recommends Abandoning Workplace Rule and Confidentiality Rule Frameworks

As foreshadowed by the NLRB General Counsel’s August 2021 Advice Memorandum, the vacillating standard for the legality of employer handbooks and policies and confidentiality requirements during open employer-investigations...more

Hogan Lovells

NLRB general counsel urges Board to flip-flop on workplace rules standards

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Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (Act) gives employees the right “to engage in . . . concerted activities for the purpose of . . . mutual aid or protection.” One common issue that the National Labor Relations...more

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NLRB GC Asks Board To Revisit Standard For Analyzing Employee Handbooks

Since August 2021, three of the five members of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) have been appointed by Democratic presidents, including two members appointed by President Biden. Earlier this year, the...more

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Memes, Emoticons, and Social Media ‎Posts as Protected Concerted ‎Activity

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To navigate the pandemic, companies and employees shifted to virtual tools and platforms to conduct business and communicate with team members. With this transition into the virtual office space and increased screen time,...more

K&L Gates LLP

Student Athletes No More, NLRB Reinstates Scope of NLRA Section 7 to Include "Players at Academic Institutions"

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On 8 February 2022, the National College Players Association, an advocacy group for college athletes, filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), accusing the National Collegiate...more

Epstein Becker & Green

#WorkforceWednesday: NLRB Outlook, NY Whistleblower Protections Take Effect, DOJ to Focus on Cyber-Fraud - Employment Law This...

This week, we’re focusing on what employers can expect from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 2022. The Biden NLRB: What to Expect in 2022 (see video attached) The NLRB is headed in a new direction this year...more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

The National Labor Relations Board 2021 Year In Review – An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law

INTRODUCTION - 2021 was the first year of National Labor Relations Board under President Biden. For years, the Board’s decisions and its approach generally have swung back and forth depending on whether there was a...more

Venable LLP

Hashtags and Headlines: The Rise of Social Media

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Social media platforms continue to be a useful way to share information, keep in touch with friends and family, and even promote an independent school; however, they also can continue to create headaches for independent...more

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NLRB Considering More Anti-Employer Changes

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The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) governs employees, both union-free and unionized, covered by the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). According to recent announcements, the NLRB is considering a series of...more

DirectEmployers Association

OFCCP Week In Review: January 2022 #2

The DE OFCCP Week in Review (WIR) is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment, authored by experts John C. Fox, Candee Chambers and Jennifer Polcer. In today’s edition, they...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

Prepare Now for Anticipated Labor Law Changes in 2022

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General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo of the National Labor Relations Board continues to make waves as she shares with employers, unions, and workers alike, her views on hot button issues at the NLRB....more

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The Ramifications of College Athletes Being “Employees”

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Consider this: the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has opined that some student-athletes at the collegiate level are “employees” for purposes of the right to engage in protected concerted activity, and...more

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DOJ Suit to Block Book Publishers’ Merger Indicative of New Antitrust Enforcement Regime’s Priorities

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On November 2, 2021, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to block the planned $2.175 billion merger between powerhouse publishing companies...more

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How Employers Should Address Employee Protests and Walkouts Over Vaccine Mandates

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COVID-19 continues to present challenges to employers, who are generally obligated to provide their employees with a safe and healthy workplace. One of the most significant challenges as of late is addressing employee...more

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NLRB General Counsel seeks to further shake up college sports

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Earlier this month, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board issued a memorandum declaring that private college athletes should be considered “employees” under Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act...more

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Employers, Check Your Handbooks: New NLRB General Counsel Sets Course

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On August 12, 2021 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Abruzzo published her first memo setting forth the NLRB’s priorities. The memo identifies recent cases where the Board overruled past legal precedent in...more

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Apple’s Restriction of Employee Slacking Likely Unlawful

Verge reported last week that Apple banned employees from creating a Slack channel to discuss pay equity at the company. Apple claims that the channel violated its terms of use for its Slack channels, stating, “Slack channels...more

Morgan Lewis

New NLRB General Counsel Announces Enforcement Priorities as Employers Prepare for Return of Obama-Era Precedent

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Newly confirmed National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced her enforcement priorities in a lengthy memorandum released on August 12, 2021. The memorandum requires employers to rethink their...more

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