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Today’s Labor Updates, February 20, 2018

Does Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors Violate Labor Law? Article By: David J. Pryzbylski Whether it be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of Labor (DOL), or state unemployment or workers’ compensation agencies, employee versus independent contractor status always is a hot issue. Missteps by employers in this area can result in back taxes, […]

Today’s Labor Update, February 12, 2018

The NLRB Signals Significant Shift On Permissible Picketing Techniques. February 8, 2018 The National Labor Relations Board found that a union committed an unfair labor practice by repeatedly blocking ingress and egress to a hotel for periods of one to four minutes. The opinion provides details about the union’s picketing efforts as a part of an organizing […]

Today’s Labor Updates, February 7, 2018

Recent Challenges to the Use of Hair Follicle Drug Testing. Article By:Doug Heise Without question, the trucking industry must do all it can to make sure its drivers are drug-free. However, employers must establish policies and procedures that recognize the diversity in the work force and the need to be flexible in the types of […]

Today’s Labor Updates, February 5, 2018

NLRB General Counsel Mulling New ULP Case Processing Procedures. By Brennan W. Bolt on February 4, 2018 Posted in NLRB, NLRB Administration In a January 29, 2018 email, the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board informed its Regional offices of potential changes it is considering with respect to how the NLRB processes unfair labor practice […]

Today’s Labor Updates, February 3, 2018

Attached is the latest addition of the USW Oilworker: Issue-40-The-OilWorker-4pg.   Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of January 22 – 26, 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 […]

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 […]