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Today’s Labor Updates, January 23, 2018

NLRB General Counsel Signals Important Changes at NLRB. Article By: Howard M. Bloom Philip B. Rosen National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb continues to outline his plans for change at the NLRB.  First came his sweeping five-page Memorandum directing NLRB Regional Offices to submit to his Division of Advice for review cases involving […]

Today’s Labor Updates, January 20, 2018

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of January 8 – 12, 2018. The Summary of NLRB Decisions is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for the opinions of the NLRB.  Inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Executive Secretary at 202‑273‑1940. Summarized Board Decisions IronTiger Logistics, Inc.  (16-CA-027543; […]

Today’s Labor Updates, January 18, 2018

NLRB Reverses Course in Two Major Decisions. Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP USA January 16 2018 Why it matters The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) ended 2017 with a bang, reversing two prior standards with a pair of employer-friendly decisions. First, the Board overruled the Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia standard with regard to facially neutral workplace […]

Today’s Labor Updates, January 12, 2018

German Union Steps Up Fight for ‘Modern’ 28-Hour Workweek. Thanks to strong bargaining power, the IG Metall union, which represents some 3.9 million workers in the metal and electrical industries, is pushing for a 6% wage increase and a 28-hour week for a two-year period — with limited impact on wages. By Michelle Fitzpatrick with […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 26, 2017

Interesting statistic with all the A&D testing put in place by Companies over the last 25 years: Overdoses from the non-medical use of drugs or alcohol while on the job increased from 165 in 2015 to 217 in 2016, a 32 percent increase. Are American Workers in Danger? OSHA Reports Dramatic Increase in Fatal Occupational […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 19, 2017

Will the NLRB Let Employers Go Back to Conducting Confidential Investigations in the Workplace? Seyfarth Shaw LLP – Paul Galligan and Samuel Sverdlov USA December 15 2017 Seyfarth Synopsis: On Friday, December 1, 2017, newly appointed NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued a memo containing a broad overview of his initial agenda as General Counsel. […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 17, 2017

Nigerian oil union calls for strike after talks hit deadlock. Reuters | Published — Sunday 17 December 2017 ABUJA: A major Nigerian oil union said on Saturday it would launch a strike from Monday after talks aimed at resolving a dispute with domestic oil and gas companies reached a deadlock. The Petroleum and Natural Gas […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 11, 2017

Employment & labour law in France. Ogletree Deakins – Karine Audouze and Jean-Marc Albiol France, Global December 8 2017 Use the Lexology Navigator tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions.  Country snapshot Key considerations Which issues would you most highlight to someone new to your country? Compliance with France’s written labour […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 9, 2017

More on Pyramiding of Overtime & Related Payroll Issues 04Dec2017 Posted by: charlesakrugel   / Charles Krugel / Client Relations Click link: Pyramiding Pay Select events and news from the world of organized labor November 2017 Organizing According to data released by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the number of petitions for representation elections (RC) […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 7, 2017

New Labor Board General Counsel Rescinds Guidance Declaring Student-Athletes ‘Employees’ Jackson Lewis PC – Gregg E. Clifton USA December 7 2017 One of the first actions of new National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb was to rescind guidance that college football players at private universities are employees under the National Labor Relations Act. […]