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COVID-19 News and Resources
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Hawaii Employers Council continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and provide employers with resources to assist with their response to the novel issues raised. These resources are listed on HEC’s Coronavirus
NLRB Modified Union Election Rules Effective April 16
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”) union election procedures take effect on April 16, modifying many aspects of the Obama Administration’s 2014 “Quickie
New Joint Employer Final Rule
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
On February 26, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) published a long-awaited final rule in the Federal Register regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations
Employers Can Discontinue Dues Checkoff After CBA Expires
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
In Valley Hospital Medical Center, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 139 (2019), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) overturned yet another Obama-era decision, and reinstated decades-old Board
Employers Can Require Confidentiality During Open Workplace Investigations
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
In yet another reversal of Obama-era precedent, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) made it easier for employers to require confidentiality during open workplace investigations. In
Employers Can Ban Use of Work Email for Union Organizing
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Continuing its trend of employer-friendly decisions, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) found that employers can ban employees from using company email for union organizing.
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
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