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Miscimarra Indicates the Future Trump NLRB – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week – Philip Miscimarra, Acting Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), has given a strong indication of the changes likely to come once President Trump fills vacant seats on the NLRB. In a sharply worded dissent, Miscimarra doubled down on his disagreement with the NLRB’s controversial 2014 rule… Continue Reading

Key NLRB Decisions in 2016 – Employment Law This Week

The year-end episode of Employment Law This Week  looks back at the biggest employment, workforce, and management issues in 2016. Our colleague Laura Monaco discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in Miller & Anderson, which expanded the already-relaxed joint-employer standard adopted by the Board in its August 2015 decision in Browning Ferris Industries.  The show also reviews the Trustees… Continue Reading

New York City Mandates “Labor Peace” Agreements – Employment Law This Week®

Featured on Employment Law This Week® – New York City is trying to force certain employers to sign “labor peace” agreements with unions. Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order mandating that a property developer receiving at least $1 million in “Financial Assistance” require its large retail and food service tenants to accept “Labor… Continue Reading

NLRB Requires Specific Waivers During Bargaining – Employment Law This Week

Featured on the new episode of Employment Law This Week: Employers must have specific waivers to make unilateral policy changes when bargaining with a union. That’s according to the NLRB, which once again clarified its “clear and unmistakable” waiver standard to restrict employers’ midterm changes. In this case, an employer relied on a broad management rights… Continue Reading

NLRB Scraps Rule on Mixed-Guard Unit Recognition – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week: The NLRB reverses its mixed-guard unit recognition rule. If a union represents both security guards and other employee groups, then an employer’s decision to recognize the union is voluntary. Before this decision, employers could also withdraw their recognition if no collective bargaining agreement was reached.  Now, employers must continue… Continue Reading

NLRB Shifts Power Toward Unions During Strikes – Employment Law This Week

Featured on Employment Law This Week: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finds the hiring of permanent replacements for strikers to be an unfair labor practice. In a 2-1 decision that could benefit unions during contract negotiations, the NLRB found that a continuing care facility in California violated federal labor law when it hired permanent… Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Creates Split on Class Waivers – Employment Law This Week

One of the top stories featured on Employment Law This Week: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has joined the National Labor Relations Board in finding that arbitration agreements containing class action waivers violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). At issue is a collective and class action by employees of Epic Systems about… Continue Reading

NLRB General Counsel Reveals Top Issues in Recent Memo – Employment Law This Week

Steve Swirsky, one of the co-editors of this blog, is featured on Employment Law This Week. He discusses the NLRB’s General Counsel memo that outlines the agency’s top enforcement priorities for 2016. The General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board has issued an internal memo that offers employers insight into his office’s initiatives and emphasis this year…. Continue Reading

DOL Releases Final Rule on Labor Relations Consultants – Employment Law This Week

One of the featured stories in Employment Law This Week is the DOL’s publication of its controversial final rule around labor relations consultants. The so-called “Persuader Rule” requires employers to disclose when they hire a consultant to help fight attempts at unionization. But the rule, as written, is potentially much broader and could require employers… Continue Reading

NLRB Finds Computer Use Rule Interfered with Union Election – Employment Law This Week

A featured story on Employment Law This Week is the NLRB’s crackdown on employers restricting the content of personal emails sent through the employer’s email system. In 2014, the NLRB ruled that employees who have email through their employers can use that email to communicate about union-related issues. In a recent election at Blommer Chocolate… Continue Reading

West Coast Tech Drivers Unionize – Employment Law This Week

The top story on Employment Law This Week – Epstein Becker Green’s new video program – explores the push towards unionization of West Coast on-demand drivers. Drivers for personal transportation company WeDriveU, who drive Facebook employees to and from work, have voted to unionize with the Teamsters. This brings the total to more than 450 shuttle drivers… Continue Reading

The NLRB’s Recent Browning-Ferris Decision: Featured on Employment Law This Week

The top story on Employment Law This Week – Epstein Becker Green’s new video program – is the NLRB’s recent Browning-Ferris decision, where it loosened the standards for determining who qualifies as a joint employer. It’s a critical ruling that affects many different industries and employers and the episode sums it up very succinctly. The episode features… Continue Reading