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NLRB Gives Employers More Freedom to Remove Unions at End of Contract

Employers who have evidence that a majority of their workers no longer support their union now have greater leeway to suspend bargaining and withdraw recognition of the union after a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) expires, under a recent National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) decision.

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Arbitration Agreements Must Not Restrict Employees’ Access to the NLRB

Broad arbitration agreements that cover “all claims or controversies” and do not explicitly carve out the right of employees to file charges with the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) may be unlawful, under a recent NLRB decision.

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NLRB Gives Companies and Workers Leeway to Operate Under Independent Contractor Model

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has re-instated its traditional independent contractor test, acknowledging that many franchisees and freelance contractors have significant opportunities for both economic gain and loss, and therefore should be treated as small businesses.

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Employers Given Clarity on Handbook Rules

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of General Counsel (the NLRB’s “G.C.”) provided clarity as to what facially neutral employment handbook rules will be considered lawful under the NLRB’s updated Boeing Company test.

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Workplace Policy Prohibiting Salary Discussions Deemed Unlawful

A National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) administrative law judge (“ALJ”) held that an employer’s “confidential information” rule prohibited employees from discussing wages, and therefore violated Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). 

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Sea Change in Store for the NLRB in 2018

The newly-confirmed General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), Peter B. Robb, issued a Memorandum that signals sweeping, management-friendly changes for the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel. In his Memorandum, the General Counsel announced a wide-range of cases that must be sent to the Division of Advice (which provides guidance on “difficult and novel issues”), for re-analysis.

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Legislative Update: E-Verification and Joint Employer Bills Move Forward in U.S. House of Representatives, and Senate Stops Rule Barring Certain Class-Action Lawsuits

This article discusses recent legislative activity in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that reflects a move toward employer-friendly legislation, as well as tighter mandates concerning verification of employees to work in the United States.

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