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Today’s Labor Updates, January 26, 2019

Labor board makes it easier for companies to treat workers as contractors By Tal Axelrod – 01/25/19 07:21 PM EST The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted Friday to make it easier for companies to treat employees as independent contractors, making them exempt from federal labor protections.  In a 3-1 vote along party lines, GOP board members ruled that drivers […]

Today’s Labor Updates, January 6, 2019

What Are The Top 3 Issues To Watch At The NLRB In 2019? Article By: David J. Pryzbylski 2018 was a busy year at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and we saw many significant developments, such as class action waivers being green lighted in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. It appears […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 30, 2018

Employer’s Litigation Hold Not Unlawful, NLRB Division of Advice Concludes By Mark Theodore on December 21, 2018 Last year about this time, the NLRB changed the standard for reviewing handbook rules.  The new standard takes into consideration the fact  there are many other interests other than the NLRA at play in a workplace, and seems to have quieted the […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 21, 2018

NLRB Addresses Prospective Contracts vs. Election Bar Article By: Martin Saunders Under the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) has jurisdiction over the process by which employees decide whether to select union representation for their workplace. The Board will get involved in response to a petition filed by an employer […]

Today’s Labor Updates, December 17, 2018

General Counsel Memo on Reducing Case Processing Time 12/07/2018 01:00 AM EST Select events and news from the world of organized labor November 2018 USW and IBEW launching union organizing drive at Tesla’s Buffalo solar factory Staff reports Dec 13, 2018 BUFFALO — The United Steelworkers and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced Thursday […]

Today’s Labor Updates, November 22, 2018

Harassment in Workplace May Seem Obvious, Except When It Isn’t Chris Opfer in New York at; Robert Iafolla in Washington at Posted Nov. 20, 2018, 6:15 AM Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. thought it was finished with Anthony Runion when it fired him for yelling racial slurs at workers brought in to cross a picket […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 8, 2018

Is arbitration a good fit for your company? By William Hammel on 9.4.18 There are cons, as well as pros. The recent Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis — approving the use of class or collective waivers in arbitration agreements — was undoubtedly a victory for employers. With a waiver, the employee gives up his or […]

Today’s Labor Updates, September 4, 2018

03 Sep 2018 | 13:26 UTC Lagos Nigeria’s Qua Iboe crude oil output at risk due to blockade: ExxonMobil Author Eklavya Gupte Lagos — ExxonMobil’s Nigerian oil producing unit says crude production and exports from its assets in southern Nigerian have come under threat following an over six-week blockade by former employees protesting their dismissal. “The […]

Today’s Labor Updates, August 22, 2018

Top Five Labor Law Developments for July 2018 Article By: Philip B. Rosen Jonathan J. Spitz Business lobbyists reportedly are urging the Trump Administration to not re-nominate National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Member Mark Gaston Pearce (D) for a third term. Pearce’s term at the five-member Board is scheduled to expire on August 27, 2018. Pearce has […]

Today’s Labor Updates, July 31, 2018

Labor reform law nudges corporate Japan to rethink working styles. by Su Xincheng Kyodo Jul 29, 2018 Working late, falling asleep on trains due to exhaustion and getting drunk to release tension from work might still be the typical image of the “salaryman.” This country is notorious for a culture of overwork. Employees who stay late are […]