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Today’s Labor Updates, July 9, 2018

09 July 2018 | National Labor Relations Board | David Pryzbylski ‘BIG Little Lies’: Court Upholds Employee Discharge For Dishonesty A little white lie never hurt anyone, right? That was the philosophy the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appeared to subscribe to last year when it ruled an employer unlawfully discharged an employee for dishonesty because, in the agency’s view, […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 30, 2018

Happiest Union On Earth? Teamsters Violated Disney Parks Workers’ Labor Law Rights. Barnes & Thornburg LLP – David Pryzbylski USA June 25 2018 The Teamsters union has yet again been found by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to have violated the rights of its own members. On June 20, the agency issued an order finding violations of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 28, 2018

Headcount Reduction: NLRB Reportedly To Offer Buyouts In Effort To Trim Staff. USA June 27 2018 Barnes & Thornburg LLP – David Pryzbylski Following reports earlier this year regarding potential efforts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to reduce headcount, it appears the agency is heading in that direction. According to a new report from Bloomberg BNA, the agency is poised to […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 17, 2018

Unions to launch Mariner strike action ballot next week Written by Mark Lammey – 15/06/2018 1:46 pm A vote on industrial action which could lead to disruption on a major North Sea project gets under way next week. The Unite trade union is balloting workers employed by Aker Solutions on Equinor’s huge Mariner development, east of Shetland. […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 11, 2018

French minister slams ‘illegal’ oil refinery blockades French farmers launch blockades of 14 refineries to protest imports of low cost palm oil for biofuel manufacturing 11.06.2018 By Hajer M’tiri Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert on Monday denounced as “illegal” the farmers’ blockades of oil refineries to oppose the government decision to allow Total to use imported palm oil at […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 7, 2018

June 6, 2018 Labor Board Counsel Gives Employers More Leeway With Workplace Rules By Hassan A. Kanu The labor board released guidance June 6 on how it will interpret whether employers’ workplace rules violate workers’ labor rights, shifting the presumption about ambiguous or broadly written rules in favor of businesses. National Labor Relations Board field offices […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 6, 2018

What is Happening with the New Labour Reality in Alberta? Borden Ladner Gervais LLP – Laurie M. Robson The Alberta government passed significant amendments to the Alberta Labour Relations Code, which came into effect on September 1, 2017. Since then, the Alberta Labour Relations Board (“ALRB”) has issued a number of decisions based on the newly passed laws. […]

Today’s Labor Updates, June 1, 2018

Are You Correctly Calculating Overtime? May 30, 2018 Written by: Pascal Benyamini Recently, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California. The Court’s decision changes the manner in which an employer must calculate overtime for employees who earn a flat sum bonus during a single pay period. Accordingly, based on […]

Today’s Labor Updates, May 24, 2018

Why Labor Protests in France Won’t Stop Macron’s Reforms Andrea Garnero May 22, 2018 It’s been 50 years since the events of May 1968, when France went through a period of civil unrest, and one year since the election of centrist reformer Emmanuel Macron as president. The country is marking these anniversaries with a series of strikes, rallies, and occupations in response to […]

Today’s Labor Updates, May 18, 2018

Summary of NLRB Decisions for Week of May 7 – 11, 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 Murray American Energy, Inc. and the […]