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Today’s Labor Updates, October 15, 2017

Canada October 12 2017. “Gender Identity” and “Gender Expression” Added to Canada’s Human Rights Law. Littler Mendelson PC – Sarah Crossley and Rika Sawatsky New Legislation Enacted On June 19, 2017, the federal government added “gender identity or expression” as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. While the Act does […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 22, 2017

Keeping Up With the NLRB: Agency Releases Updated Outline of Law and Procedure in Representation Cases. 18 September 2017 | National Labor Relations Board, Unions and Union Membership | David Pryzbylski The web of rules imposed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on union elections always is rapidly evolving. From the “quickie election rules” […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 19, 2017

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of September 5 – 8, 2017. 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 ConAgra Foods, Inc.  (09-CA-062889, […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 7, 2017

Taking and Making Hurricane-Related Donations: Options, Considerations, and Other Ways for Employers and Employees to Help Now. Ogletree Deakins – Aimee E. Dreiss , Timothy G. Verrall and Eric D. Penkert . USA September 5 2017 Before Hurricane Harvey unleashed its devastation on Texas and Louisiana, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long said, “People […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 6, 2017

European Court Limits Employers’ Right to Monitor Workers’ Email. By SEWELL CHAN SEPT. 5, 2017. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. The court’s Grand Chamber ruled that employers must inform workers in advance as to the extent and nature of their monitoring. Credit Christian Lutz/Associated Press Europe’s human rights court ruled on […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 5, 2017

Column: The retreat from union organizing. Gary Chaison Published 10:48 p.m. ET Aug. 31, 2017. In mid-August, when Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO, the main union federation, resigned from the White House’s Manufacturing Council to protest President Trump’s apparently bigoted comments, many observers thought the union movement would be jeopardizing its legitimacy. But […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 2, 2017

Union sounds ominous safety warning at Newfoundland’s only oil refinery. By R.P. Stastny Aug. 31, 2017, 5:06 p.m. The union representing the employees of North Atlantic Refining Limited (NARL) says that the owners and the provincial government are ignoring safety concerns at Newfoundland’s Come by Chance oil refinery. The union compared the situation to the […]

Today’s Labor Updates, August 17, 2017

REPORT: Why the Federal Labor Board Should Be Dismantled. Posted to Politics August 16, 2017 by Connor D. Wolf. The federal agency that oversees collective bargaining agreements and unfair labor practice complaints should be dismantled, argues a new report out Wednesday from a free-market think tank. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent […]

Today’s Labor Updates, August 11, 2017

Nissan Dodges Union Effort in US as Workers Vote Against UAW. Workers at the facility in Canton voted nearly two-to-one against joining the UAW. Bloomberg [3] | Aug 06, 2017 By John Lippert Nissan Motor Co. workers dealt the United Auto Workers another blow in its decades-long attempt to organize Japanese automakers’ U.S. car plants, […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 14, 2017

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of June 26 – 30, 2017. 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 Southcoast Hospitals Group, Inc.  […]