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National Labor Relations Board

Jun 6, 2014

Fired workers claim living wage support backlash in NLRB charge

Five former employees of an Elm Grove security company that contracts with Milwaukee County claim their support of a county living wage ordinance cost them their jobs.

Aug 22, 2013

Employment lawyers keep watchful eye on NLRB’s continued limits

The employment bar was roiled last year when the National Labor Relations Board ruled that a company policy requiring employees to keep interviews related to internal investigations confidential violated federal labor law.

Dec 5, 2012

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.

Aug 10, 2012

New NLRB focus: At-will employment pacts

In most American workplaces, at-will employment clauses in employee handbooks and agreements are as common as break room water coolers.

Jul 27, 2012

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 A[...]

Jul 3, 2012

Concussion lawsuits are next big US litigation

Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time.

Jun 25, 2012

NLRB releases third report on social media policies

The National Labor Relations Board has released the third in a series of memos that detail common pitfalls in employment social media policies.

Jun 18, 2012

NLRB appeals ruling on posting union notices

The National Labor Relations Board has filed an appeal that could sort out if private businesses can be forced to post notices informing workers about their rights to join or form a union.

Feb 9, 2012

NLRB ignores ‘Concepcion’

Employers have increasingly required workers to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.

Feb 2, 2012

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.

Jan 31, 2012

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.

Jan 13, 2012

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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