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Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Review 2017

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

A LOOK BACK... A LOOK AHEAD - While the uncertainty associated with legislative efforts to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) dominated most of the headlines for the healthcare industry last year,...more

Working Wise: Recent Developments at the NLRB

by K&L Gates LLP on

In this episode, we review recent transitions at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under President Trump, discuss four significant Board decisions issued in late 2017, and highlight what we should expect from the NLRB...more

Top Five Labor Law Developments For December 2017

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

1.In Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, 365 NLRB No. 156 (Dec. 14, 2017), the National Labor Relations Board overruled Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), an Obama-era decision that held two entities are joint...more

NLRB’s General Counsel Issues Guidance Following Board’s PCC Structurals, Inc. Decision

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In December 2017, the Office of the General Counsel issued Memorandum OM 18-05. This memorandum followed the Board’s decision in PCC Structurals, Inc., 365 NLRB No. 160 (Dec. 15, 2017), which overruled Specialty Healthcare &...more

NLRB Tosses "Overwhelming Community of Interest" Standard and Returns to the "Traditional Community of Interest" Standard in...

by FordHarrison on

On December 15, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) overruled Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934 (2011), which required an “overwhelming community of interest” when...more

Trump NLRB Reverses Rule on 'Micro-Units,' Continues Overhaul of Obama-Era Rulings

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we discussed last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been working hard during the holiday season to reverse landmark decisions issued by the Obama-era Board. The Board’s efforts to reshape federal labor...more

NLRB Gift: Staying Non-Union May Be A Little Easier

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

The NLRB offered a holiday gift to employers this year, overturning an Obama-era decision that allowed unions to organize “micro-units” of employees, by restoring a more employer-friendly standard to determine an “appropriate...more

End of the Year Whirlwind for Labor and OSHA Matters! Part II of III – NLRB.

by Fisher Phillips on

No other agency so radically changed the law under the Obama Administration; nor galvanized so much management-side resistance as the National Labor relations Board (NLRB). So it seems appropriate that the NLRB would stagger...more

It’s Back: NLRB Overturns Specialty Healthcare, Returns to Traditional Community-of-Interest Standard

On December 15, 2017, a divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a significant decision in PCC Structurals, Inc., 365 NLRB No. 160, overturning the controversial “overwhelming community-of-interest” test from...more

New NLRB GC Opens Door To Possible Widespread Bargaining Unit Changes

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel’s Division of Operations Management has issued a sweeping Memorandum to Regional Offices setting forth a variety of circumstances under which those offices should process...more

2017 Ending With A Bang: Obama Era NLRB “Micro Unit” Ruling Reversed

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

2017 is coming to an end, and with somewhat of a Bang! for labor relations moving forward under Trump’s NLRB. In a matter involving PCC Structurals, Inc. and the Intern’l Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers...more

Beltway Buzz - December, 2017 #4

“Let me tell you how it will be; There’s one for you, nineteen for me.” The taxman will look a little different beginning in 2018, as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed by Congress on December 20—by far the most significant...more

The NLRB’s General Counsel Rescinds, Revokes and Questions

On December 1, 2017, two weeks after being sworn in, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued his first GC Memorandum. When the General Counsel’s office changes hands from one party to the other, some disruption is expected....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

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

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 Ends Unionizing of Micro-Units

by Payne & Fears on

In the final days of 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nixed yet another Obama-Era decision, overruling a highly controversial decision in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934...more

The Winds Keep Blowing: Miscimarra’s Final Days with the NLRB Produce More Change for Employers

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last week we issued two alerts covering the winds of change blowing at the NLRB. The strong winds continued on Friday, December 15 as the Board overruled two more decisions: one addressing an employer’s duty to bargain; the...more

What's Appropriate: The NLRB Overturns Specialty Healthcare

by Littler on

As part of the National Labor Relations Board’s spate of recent decisions reversing Obama-era Board precedent, on December 15, 2017, the Board in PCC Structurals, Inc., 365 NLRB No. 160 (2017) overturned Specialty Healthcare,...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

Back to Basics: NLRB Abandons "Micro Unit" Organizing Standard

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In a decision with particular importance for non-acute health care facilities but clear application for nearly any kind of employer, the NLRB changed its standard for evaluating which classifications of employees a union can...more

NLRB Abandons "Micro-Unit" Ruling

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Friday rolled back yet another Obama-era decision. The 2011 "micro-units" decision, Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile (Specialty Healthcare), had expanded the...more

Ahhhhhh – NLRB Rips Off Series of Pro-Employer Decisions

by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC on

That sound you just heard was employers everywhere breathing a sigh of relief, and maybe even high-fiving. That’s because the newly constituted National Labor Relations Board fired off several pro-employer decisions in the...more

The End of Union-Dictated Micro-Units: NLRB Overturns Specialty Healthcare

On the eve of Chairman Phillip Miscimarra’s departure from the NLRB, he gave one final gift to employers: the overturning of Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB 934 (2011), an Obama-Era Board...more

THE BIG(ger) BA(rgaini)NG THEORY

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In yet another significant decision overturning a controversial Obama-era ruling, the NLRB has reverted to its prior standards in determining what will be an appropriate bargaining unit for union organizing and bargaining....more

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