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Archive for February, 2018

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 […]