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Tag Archives: National Labor Relations Board

NLRB modifies tough stance on at-will clauses

After stirring up the bar with a pair of cases alleging that at-will employment clauses for non-union workers violated federal law by potentially stifling concerted activity, the National Labor Relations Board has issued guidance memos that offer some relief for employment-side attorneys.

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LABORED RELATIONS: New NLRB Web page advises employees there is ‘strength in numbers’

In a continuation of its growing trend of seeking to enforce the rights of all workers, including those in union-free work forces, the National Labor Relations Board added a page to its website last month dedicated to promoting protections of the National Labor Relations Act that apply to non-union and unionized employees alike. The stated target audience for this educational Web page is all American workers – your employees.

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Recess appointment lawsuits leave NLRB, CFPB in flux

Lawsuits challenging the validity of President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to two major federal agencies have cast a cloud of uncertainty over opinions and regulations being handed down and could result in years of additional litigation that will harm American businesses, lawmakers and attorneys warn.

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NLRB warns against overbroad social media policies

Workplace social media use is a fertile ground for potential federal labor law violations, according to a new guidance memo released by the acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board detailing the Board’s recent decisions on the issue.

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US Chamber defers decision on recess appointment lawsuit

The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the organization would take a wait-and-see approach in deciding whether to file a legal challenge over President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board, but added that a lawsuit could be forthcoming depending on the agencies’ actions.

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New NLRB brings more uncertainty for labor lawyers

One of the most contentious years in the National Labor Relations Board’s history ended amid controversy and now the New Year has begun with a brand new political hailstorm that could spell more confusion and uncertainty for labor attorneys.

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House GOP to spike rules in jobs agenda

The House Republican agenda this fall will focus on repealing environmental and labor regulations that GOP lawmakers say are driving up the cost of doing business and discouraging employers from hiring new workers.

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NLRB nominee block could cause headaches

By Kimberly Atkins Dolan Media Newswires BOSTON — For the National Labor Relations Board, next year could be déjà vu all over again. Just last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the normally five-member NLRB, which is responsible for enforcing federal labor laws, acted without authority when it handed down nearly 600 decisions with only two active members. Today, the ...

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NLRB policy changes as unions decline

In January, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the union membership rate among U.S. workers continued to decline in 2010, the new National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") adopted policies designed to facilitate union organizing.

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Antisocial networking can backfire

An ongoing legal battle over whether a woman was improperly fired for criticizing her employer on Facebook will shed light on just what the boundaries of online communications are.

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