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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

Caution: Conferring Benefits to Employees May Be An Unfair Labor Practice

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Two recent decisions illustrate that the provision of benefits to employees prior to or during a union organizing campaign may violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “Act”)....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

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

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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

How Will Organized Labor Reorganize?

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Unions represent only 6.5% of all private sector employees. However, rather than focusing on the past and why its fortunes have declined, a more interesting question may be what organized labor is...more

Trump: Winning Over Union Leaders

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In a speech advertised as addressing the country’s infrastructure woes, and his $1.5-trillion plan for a fix, President Donald Trump reportedly told the crowd that he thought he was winning over union leaders. Speaking in...more

Seventh Circuit Holds That ERISA Does Not Pre-empt Illinois Slayer Statute

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• In Laborers' Pension Fund v. Miscevic, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that the Illinois slayer statute is one state statute that is not pre-empted by ERISA. A slayer statute is a law that prevents an...more

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

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

Holland & Knight's Israel Practice Newsletter: Spring 2018

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Holland & Knight invites you to read our Spring 2018 Israel Practice newsletter, in which our authors discuss pertinent American-Israeli topics. As Israel has been a crossroads and a prolific source of new ideas for more than...more

Gimme A Break! Court Says CBA Can Block Meal-And-Rest-Period Lawsuit

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As most employers in California know, meal and rest period litigation has been a hot area for more than a decade, troubling employers across all industries. This is largely because state law provides extremely rigid...more

The U.S. Supreme Court and the “Fate of the Union”

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Recently the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a matter that could severely impact the status of unions. The dispute will determine whether nonunion employees working in the public sector should have to pay partial union...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

What a Fool Believes? These Non-Fake Employment News Stories

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Over the last few months, many employees have sounded the alarm about sexual harassment (not funny). One issued a false alarm about an impending nuclear disaster (also not terribly funny). Sometimes Human Resources...more

Key Takeaways from the NLRB’s Flip-Flop on Joint Employment Standards

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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

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

N.L.R.B. “Joint” Disarray – Why That Matters to Manufacturers

Winston Churchill allegedly once said, “lovers of sausage and public policy should not watch either be made.” Recent events at the National Labor Relations Board call that apt quote to mind. ...more

A New Push to Organize Graduate Students at Private Colleges and Universities? Four Major Unions Announce a Coalition on Higher Ed...

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On March 14, 2018, leaders from the Service Employees International Union, the United Auto Workers, the American Federation of Teachers, and UNITE HERE announced a new coalition to organize graduate students at private...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018 #3

Pipeline CEOs Vow to Fight Back Against Environmental Activism and Sabotage - "Executives from some of the biggest energy infrastructure companies in Canada and the United States say their industry had been surprised by...more

Se Publican Nuevos Lineamientos para la Imposición de Sanciones Previstas en la Ley Federal del Trabajo

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El pasado 12 de marzo de 2018 se publicaron en el Diario Oficial de la Federación los "Lineamientos para la aplicación de la medida de apremio contemplada en el artículo 530 Bis de la Ley Federal del Trabajo." Dichos...more

New Rules for Sanctions to Employers Provided in the Mexican Federal Labor Law

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The Mexico Federal Official Gazette, on March 12, 2018, published the "General Rules for applying fines provided in article 530 Bis of the Mexican Federal Labor Law." The rules set forth the mechanism for fining an employer...more

Update - Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeping Injury Standard Effective July 1, 2018

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As we reported in January, after nearly six years of discussion and debate, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (Board) approved a standard on “Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.” The final regulation was recently...more

Unicorn Sighting: NLRB Overturns ALJ Credibility Determination

As we have seen, there are few things that can be counted on in labor relations. Oftentimes, several experts look at the same problem and come to vastly different conclusions. What is (almost) guaranteed, however, is that the...more

NLRB Again Extends Time For Comment On "Quickie Election" Rule

More leisure time to talk about quickie elections. The National Labor Relations Board announced today that it is again extending the time for interested parties to respond to its December 14, 2017, Request for Information...more

Restoring “Balance” To The (Work)Force: The Board Clarifies Its Tests To Determine When “Protected Activity” Becomes Unprotected

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The Board affirms an employer’s decision to discharge an employee for engaging in dishonesty and a security breach. In the process, it clarifies the legal standards to be used when assessing whether...more

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