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Epstein Becker Green to Participate in the 11th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo

Epstein Becker Green is pleased to be participating in the 2017 National HR In Hospitality Conference & Expo at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on March 27-29, 2017.  EBG is sending two of its hospitality industry focused attorneys to represent the Firm, Jeffrey H. Ruzal and Steven M. Swirsky. Jeff and his co-panelists will discuss… Continue Reading

Employers Under the Microscope: Is Change on the Horizon? – Attend Our Annual Briefing (NYC, Oct. 18)

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Where: New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 Epstein Becker Green’s Annual Workforce Management Briefing will focus on the latest developments in labor and employment law, including: Latest Developments from the NLRB Attracting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce ADA… Continue Reading

October 15: Attend Epstein Becker Green’s Workforce Management Briefing – High Stakes and High Priorities

When:  Thursday, October 15, 2015    8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where:  New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 This year, Epstein Becker Green’s Annual Workforce Management Briefing focuses on the latest developments that impact employers nationwide, featuring senior officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity… Continue Reading

NLRB’s New Election Rules Challenged As Unconstitutional

On January 5, 2015, less than one month after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted to adopt a Final Rule to amend its rules and procedures for representation elections, a lawsuit has been filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, asserting that the Board exceeded its authority under the National Labor Relations Act (Act)… Continue Reading

NLRB Holds Employees Have the Right to Use Company Email Systems for Union Organizing

Updated, 12/12/14 — In its Purple Communications, Inc., decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has ruled that “employee use of email for statutorily protected communications on nonworking time must presumptively be permitted” by employers that provide employees with access to email at work.  While the majority in Purple Communications characterized the decision as… Continue Reading

Where’s the Beef? McDonald’s, Joint Employers and the NLRB II: What “Labor” Says it Means

Following the NLRB’s announcement on July 29th of its position that McDonald’s and its franchisees are joint employers, commentators across the spectrum have been opining about this actually means for employers, unions and workers. This week the AFL-CIO weighed in with its opinions in a post on its blog AFL-CIO NOW.  After recounting the background of the developments,… Continue Reading

Increased NLRB Use of Section 10(j) Injunctions Interferes With Employer Rights In Collective Bargaining

By Peter M. Panken, Steven M. Swirsky, and Adam C. Abrahms In May, we cautioned employers that the NLRB would be increasing its aggressive pursuit of injunctions under Section 10(j) of the Act to pressure employers in a range of unfair labor practice cases.  The Board’s aggression and apparent overreach is clearly revealed in one recent case in… Continue Reading

The NLRB Goes to “Pot” – “The Board, Like Congress, Has the Authority to Regulate the Marijuana Industry”

The NLRB’s General Counsel’s Office, in an Advice Memo dated October 25, 2013  (pdf) and released to the public on August 7, 2014, has taken the position that “an enterprise that grows, processes, and retails medical marijuana” is an employer subject to the National Labor Relations Act provided it meets the Board’s monetary jurisdictional standards and is… Continue Reading

Two for One: Noel Canning and D.R. Horton Continue to Generate Waves at the NLRB

By: Steven M. Swirsky, Adam C. Abrahms, and D. Martin Stanberry In case you were hoping that the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Noel Canning would finally put to bed any questions regarding President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB, or that the Fifth Circuit’s rejection of the Board’s decision in  D.R. Horton might alter the… Continue Reading