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Tag: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)


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EEOC’s COVID-19 Guidance: Where Does it Stand?

December 1, 2022

Via: HR Hero

As everyone knows, the sequel is almost always messier than the original. Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is no exception. On July 12, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 guidance, taking already complicated guidance that had no clear […]


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Nationwide Right to Unionize Act Reintroduced

October 20, 2022

Via: HR Hero

On September 8, 2022, federal Congressional legislators from Massachusetts and California reintroduced the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act, which takes aim at state “right to work” laws and attempts to increase employees’ right to unionize. Section 14(b) of the National […]


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NLRB Relaxes Standard for Union Insignias in Workplace

October 13, 2022

Via: HR Hero

On August 29, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a major decision that reversed a standard it set in 2019. Previously, employers enjoyed substantial discretion to limit alterations to work uniforms or other designated clothing in the workplace. […]


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NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Facilitate Union Organizing

August 9, 2022

Via: HR Hero

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo is taking aggressive positions designed to help unions be more successful in organizing. The GC is the agency’s top lawyer. While she can’t unilaterally change the law, she can argue […]


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Back to the Salt Mines: Not a Veiled Antiunion Threat

June 30, 2022

Via: HR Hero

President Joe Biden has made clear he intends to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent initiatives under the direction of General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo are definitely in line with the […]


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DOL Issues New Guidance to Employers Warning About Retaliation

June 13, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Retaliation continues to be at the top of the federal government’s priority list. In March 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new field assistance bulletin titled Protecting Workers from Retaliation, which addresses worker protections from retaliation under […]


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Get Ready for Union Organizing on Steroids

May 24, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Against the backdrop of a new presidential administration, an evolving workforce, and a changing economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape for union organizing has radically changed over the past two years. While the nation’s attention is currently […]


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NLRB’s Latest Move Continues Administration’s Union-Boosting Efforts

April 29, 2022

Via: HR Hero

A new memo from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel (GC) represents a continuation of efforts to promote unionization, according to attorneys who help guide employers through union campaigns. NLRB GC Jennifer Abruzzo on April 27 announced an […]


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Want a Union Card with Your Latte? Labor Activity Starts Percolating at Starbucks

April 22, 2022

Via: HR Hero

For some people, loyalty to a particular coffee brand rivals their devotion to a favorite college football team. Kathleen, my spouse, would crawl three miles over broken glass for her Starbucks Americano decaf. I favor QuikTrip and McDonald’s coffee. Within […]


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My Work Rule Is Legal Today, But What About Tomorrow?

March 1, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Whenever the White House switches from one party to the other, there are risks because new appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) mean changes will occur in how it interprets and enforces the National Labor Relations Act (Act). […]


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Employers Warned of More Scrutiny as Agencies Team Up to Fight Retaliation

December 13, 2021

Via: HR Hero

An announcement from three federal agencies that they are aligning to protect employees who try to exercise their rights in the workplace means employers need to be especially on guard against actions that may be seen as unlawful retaliation. The […]


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NLRB Landscape Shifting (Again) for Nonsolicitation, Other Workplace Policies

December 6, 2021

Via: HR Hero

It should come as no surprise that President Joe Biden’s appointment of Jennifer Abruzzo as General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would effectively shift the NLRB to a pro-union majority. Ever since the new Board took […]


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Employers Cheer New Rules for Union Elections

February 27, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently announced new rules for representation case procedures that will come as welcome news to employers. Many of the changes revise the 2014 Obama-era Board’s so-called “quickie” election rules, which imposed tight procedural deadlines […]