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Communication, Development & Evaluation

Potential Costs Much Higher for Violating Labor Law

January 4, 2023

Via: SHRM

Under a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule, employers must compensate workers to make up for the direct consequences of unfair labor practices. This ruling could be expensive for employers, adding consequential damages to the board’s usual make-whole remedies. […]


Research

NLRB Ruling Ensures Off-Duty Contractors Can Organize at Worksite

January 3, 2023

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that off-duty contractors can participate in union activities at the workplace. The board’s Dec. 16 decision overturns a overturns a 2019 decision and reestablishes a 2011 standard. It concludes that a property owner […]


Research

NLRB’s Joint Employment Plan Seen Having ‘Profound Impact’ On Employers

September 7, 2022

Via: HR Hero

A plan from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to make more employers susceptible to joint employer status is expected to make a major change to the landscape for employers that use staffing companies or operate under the franchise business […]


News

Tesla can’t stop employees from wearing union swag, labor board rules

August 29, 2022

Via: The Verge

Union swag at Tesla is in. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said that Tesla’s current dress code policy was unlawful. Specifically, the part where it only allowed employees to wear Tesla or other pre-approved black tee shirts. That policy […]


News

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 […]


Research

Is it legal for companies to cover travel expenses of an employee’s abortion?

May 9, 2022

Via: HRD America

After increasing benefits and perks to include pet insurance and student loan assistance during the Great Resignation, now companies are offering something they never expected to. Last week, a leaked Supreme Court draft ruling indicated that Roe v. Wade may […]


Research

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). […]


News

NLRB May Institute New Standard for Work Rules

January 10, 2022

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on Jan. 6 that it may replace a standard that made it easier to defend workplace policies. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other outlets. Standard Under Consideration The […]


Research

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 […]


Research

NLRB Says Contract Bar Is Here to Stay

July 8, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently affirmed it will continue to follow and enforce the long-established “contract-bar doctrine,” which provides unions with protection from ouster during most of a collective bargaining agreement’s (CBA) effective period. How Contract-Bar Doctrine Works […]


News

NLRB Nominee’s History May Complicate Joint-Employment Cases

June 3, 2021

Via: HR Hero

President Joe Biden’s nominee for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may find herself in a position similar to the experience of a Republican Board member in 2017. Gwynne A. Wilcox, who represents union and workers’ rights […]


News

Amazon retaliated against climate organizers, labor board finds

April 5, 2021

Via: The Verge

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Amazon retaliated against two activist employees when it fired them in April of last year, as first reported by The New York Times. The determination is part of the board’s ongoing […]


Research

Employers Urged to Prepare for Tougher Rules on Contractors, Joint Employment

March 12, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) announcement of plans to rescind final rules related to independent contractors and joint employers should put employers on notice that a less employer-friendly day is coming, attorneys who advise employers say. In announcing the […]


News

NLRB Examining Its Standard on When Employers Can Restrict Union Insignia

February 17, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is seeking input on its standard for determining what kind of restrictions employers can put in place related to employees wearing union insignia on company uniforms. The Board’s call for briefs is related to […]


News

Quick Firing of NLRB General Counsel Seen as Unmistakable Sign of Prolabor Shift

January 21, 2021

Via: HR Hero

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden fired a key figure at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in a move that’s being called a clear signal the agency is moving from a probusiness to a prounion stance. […]


News

NLRB Wants to Shield Employees’ Personal E-Mail Addresses, Phone Numbers

July 30, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Continuing its quest to roll back rules put in place during the Obama era, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing ending a requirement that employers turn over available employee personal e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers to union […]


News

NLRB Changes Course, Sets New Standard on Profane Outbursts

July 23, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a ruling making it easier to discipline or fire employees for offensive speech. In the July 21 decision, the NRLB moved to resolve a conflict that sometimes arises between two worker protection […]


Research, Software

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 […]


News

Maintain Uniformity in Your Enforcement of Uniform Policies

October 24, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The federal appellate court that sits in New Orleans recently agreed with the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) finding that In-N-Out Burger violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it barred its employees from wearing buttons […]