On February 19, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) modified its test for determining whether faculty at private colleges and universities should be excluded as managerial employees from the right to union representation under the National Labor Relations Act (Act).
Articles Discussing General Labor Law Topics And The NLRA.
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With President Biden charting a fundamentally different course in labor relations, employers should monitor developments taking place. In less than three weeks, Washington saw President Biden’s firing of National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel Peter Robb, removal of Robb’s Deputy General Counsel Alice Stock, and appointment of Peter Sung
Now that the inauguration has passed and the Biden administration has begun its work, it is a good time for retailers to take stock of the labor and employment issues that are likely to assume prominence in 2021, and to consider preparing to meet the challenges each of these issues
The “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” (“PRO Act”) proposes drastic changes to the nation’s laws governing employer-union relations, especially the ability of employers and employees to remain union-free. Earlier this month, the PRO Act was re-filed in the House of Representatives. If passed by the House and Senate, President Biden would likely sign it into law as part of a pro-union agenda.
Each Friday during the first 100 days of the new administration, we will provide a recap of significant initiatives and events that will impact employers. In week three, the Biden administration continued its full court press on labor and employment […]
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Amazon employees in Bessemer, Alabama, will soon decide if they want to remain union-free or to unionize. About 5,000 employees who work at an Amazon Distribution Center will be eligible to vote in an upcoming union election, a process that will likely take several weeks to complete.
President Joe Biden has named Peter Sung Ohr to serve as Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board). Ohr has served as the Regional Director of the NLRB Chicago office for nearly a decade.
While the Regional Director, Ohr is best remembered in the world
In this podcast, Trent Sutton and Aki Tanaka take a look at the first six months of Japan’s anti-bullying law, effective for large employers in June 2020. We discuss what the law is, how it has been applied, and what steps both large and small employers should be taking
The election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the White House, a long-time vocal supporter of organized labor, coupled with control of both houses of the U.S. Congress by the traditionally labor-friendly Democratic Party, is the prelude to changes on the labor law front, a number of which are potentially
Part one of this two-part series covered changes to U.S. labor law policies that employers can expect to see with the new administration. Part two is a brief summary of the most prevalent issues in current labor law and their likely disposition under a new Biden administration and National Labor
National elections shape the nation’s labor policy. Soon after his inauguration, President Biden began a pro-union shift involving the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency responsible for governing union-management relations.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reversed the decision of an administrative law judge (ALJ) and held lawful an employer’s social media policy prohibiting disparagement of the company and others, “inappropriate communications,” disclosing confidential information, posting photos of coworkers, or using the company logo to denigrate people or causes. Medic Ambulance Service, 370 NLRB No. 65 (Jan. 4, 2021).
Directing a union election among dockworkers and clerks at a California distribution center, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official rejected the employer’s argument that an appropriate unit must also include drivers working out of the same facility.
The concept of “joint employment” is an important workplace legal issue and often arises in the real estate industry because industry employers want to avoid liability for another business’s employees’ legal claims.