RSS icon

Top Stories

Unions

Why We put Plaintiffs to Their Proof

February 26, 2014
Comments (0)
No law has been violated until a plaintiff proves those facts through evidence. If the plaintiff doesn’t have the evidence to support the alleged facts, the plaintiff loses.
Read More

NLRB: No Such Thing as an Online Picket Line

February 19, 2014
Comments (0)
This decision displays a fundamental misunderstanding about social media. Nothing about social media is private. It is public, interactive, and immediate.
Read More

Proposed Ambush Rules and Proactive Union Avoidance

February 10, 2014
Comments (0)
The importance of having your union avoidance strategy in place before a union comes knocking will be even more important if these new election rules take hold.
Read More

I Don't “Like” This Protected Concerted Activity

February 6, 2014
Comments (0)
As much as it pains me, speech is speech, whether it’s engaging in an oral conversation, writing a comment to a Facebook post, or clicking 'Like.'
Read More

The Sandifer vs. U.S. Steel Decision

January 31, 2014
Comments (0)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the time U.S. Steel employees spent putting on and taking off their protective gear is not compensable under their collective bargaining agreement.
Read More

A Lesson on Union Avoidance

January 29, 2014
Comments (0)
Do you know what to do if a labor union comes knocking at your door? Do you know what you can say to your employees if you hear the whispers of unionization floating through your workplace?
Read More

Tread Lightly if Banning Workplace Gossip, Warns NLRB Judge

January 8, 2014
Comments (0)
If you're having a problem with workplace gossip, one solution you might want to avoid is a policy banning it outright, at least according to the recent opinion of an NLRB Administrative Law Judge
Read More

Fifth Circuit Upholds Legality of Class Action Arbitration Waivers

December 4, 2013
Comments (0)
Class action waivers are legal, so long as employees cannot reasonably read them to restrict their right to file unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB.
Read More

The Supreme Court Heard Oral Arguments for Unite Here 'Local 355 v. Mulhall' Wednesday

November 15, 2013
Comments (0)
My favorite exchange from the oral argument illustrates my concern over the coercive nature of card-check recognition.
Read More

Clothes Make the Man, and the Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

November 11, 2013
Comments (0)
Look for the Court to craft a rule that any gear, whether typically worn as clothing or not, is compensable 'protective gear' if it’s intended use is for protection for the specific needs of the job in question.
Read More