News & Announcements

NLRB Announces Mandatory E-Filing Policy, Effective Immediately
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
The Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) recently announced a new policy requiring all affidavits, correspondence, position statements, documentary
NLRB Overturns Precedent and Adopts “Contract Coverage” Standard in Unilateral Change Cases
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted the “contract coverage” standard to determine whether an employer’s unilateral action is permitted by a collective
Unilateral Changes OK With Clear and Unmistakable Waiver of Right To Bargain
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
In another 2-1 decision split along party lines, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) held that E.I. DuPont de Nemours (“DuPont”) did not violate the National Labor
NLRB Makes it Easier for Employers to Ban Union Solicitation
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Overruling prior decisions, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) recently held that a grocery store did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”) by prohibiting a union organizer
Misclassifying Employees Does Not Violate NLRA
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) recently issued a decision concluding that an employer’s misclassification of its employees as independent contractors does not, standing
NLRB Proposes Amendments to Election Rules
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
On August 12, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) putting forth three amendments to the representation election
Legislators Seek Extensive Documents About NLRB’s Policy Shifts
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Employers have likely noticed the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has recently issued many employer-friendly decisions. See, for example, the decision discussed in a news digest
Termination Lawful Even Though Based on a Lie
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Electrolux’s termination of a union supporter was lawful according to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) even though the stated reason for her discharge was fabricated.
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