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Today’s Labor Updates, April 24, 2017

Health-Care Workers Aim to Decertify a Union Suspected of Fraud. Home health-care workers in Minnesota say the Service Employees International Union has taken dues from them without their permission. By Akash Chougule & Jason Flohrs — April 19, 2017 As its membership plummets, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is seeking to unionize home health-care […]

Today’s Labor Updates, April 20, 1017

Tesla Workers File Charges with National Labor Board as Battle with Elon Musk Intensifies. David Dayen April 20, 2017 Employees fight back as Tesla ramps up anti-union policies. Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. Workers at Tesla’s Fremont, […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 24, 2017

Acosta Unsure About Using Pay Level for Overtime Eligibility. From Daily Labor Report  By Chris Opfer The man tapped to run the Labor Department isn’t sure the agency should be using workers’ pay levels to determine if they’re automatically eligible for overtime compensation. An Obama administration rule to make some 4 million workers newly eligible […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 22, 2017

Engagement Is Key to Improving Safety, Ergonomics and Wellness for Aging Workers. Adjusting focus can reduce injuries, absences and improve productivity. Mar 14, 2017 Scott B. Lassila, CSP, CSM, APS How effectively is your organization engaging its aging workers? The measures you take to understand and address the emerging needs of workers as they go […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 21, 2017

Singapore Budget 2017: Key Updates from an Employment Perspective. Baker McKenzie – Celeste Ang and Kelvin Poa March 16 2017 Following the Budget 2017 speech that was delivered on 20 February 2017, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has been sharing with the public about efforts to increase the protection of employees and allay the population’s […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 19, 2017

  NLRB Judge Sides With Workers In FirstEnergy Dispute. By Adam Lidgett Law360, New York (March 16, 2017, 4:15 PM EDT) — A National Labor Relations Board judge Wednesday ordered a FirstEnergy Corp. unit to either reinstate retiree benefits or increase pay for workers at a Pennsylvania plant, finding the company violated the National Labor […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 10, 2017

Potential Changes to NAFTA could have Significant Impacts on Obtaining Canadian Work Permits. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Brian D. Portas, Brian Dingle, Darren Canada USA February 3 2017 President Donald Trump frequently raised the issue of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during his campaign. Since taking office, he has renewed his criticism […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 8, 2017

California Corner: Let There Be Rest: California Supreme Court Rejects “On-Duty” or “On-Call” Rest Periods. Vedder Price PC – Brittany A. Sachs USA March 7 2017 Over the past several years there has been a good deal of attention paid to meal and rest break obligations under California law. Just when employers thought it was […]

Today’s Labor Updates, March 7, 2017

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of February 21 – 24, 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 HealthBridge Management, LLC; 107 […]

Today’s Labor Updates, February 20, 2017

UAW Sends Organizers To The Tesla Fremont Factory. 2 days ago by Steven Loveday. Following the recent press surrounding a Tesla employee’s complaints about work conditions, the United Auto Workers sent a team of organizers to the Tesla Fremont Factory to attempt to facilitate unionization. UAW president, Dennis Williams, verified the union’s presence at Fremont […]