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Union Employers Beware, E-Verify Enrollment a Mandatory Subject of Bargaining
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In an August 27 decision, the National Labor Relations Board decided that The Ruprecht Company violated the National Labor Relations Act by failing to bargain with the union representing many of its employees before
Obama-Era Persuader Rule Officially Dead
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
On July 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final rules rescinding persuader regulations previously released in 2016, under the Obama Administration. The persuader rules govern when employers and those who
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Agency Fees for Nonconsenting Public-Sector Union Employees
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that under the First Amendment, States and public-sector unions may no longer require employees to pay agency fees. An employee’s affirmative consent is now required to
Local 5ís Letter Demanding Dues Payment from Hawaii Hyatt Regency Hotel Workers Found Unlawful
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
In Tamosiunas v. NLRB, No. 16-1338 (D.C. Cir. 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held the union unlawfully sent a letter demanding immediate full dues payment to employees who declined to
Union Membership Rate Remained Steady in 2017
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The percentage of workers who were members of unions in the United States remained at 10.7 percent in 2017, showing no change from the rate reported in 2016. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total
Hawaii Card Check Final Rules Have Taken Effect
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Hawaii Labor Relations Board’s (“HLRB”) long-awaited administrative rules regarding “card check” certifications of unions are now final and took effect on October 27, 2017.

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Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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