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

November 15, 2013
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My favorite exchange from the oral argument illustrates my concern over the coercive nature of card-check recognition.
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Clothes Make the Man, and the Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

November 11, 2013
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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.
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Worker Centers Are Center of Attention

November 8, 2013
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Worker advocacy groups have been increasing in number for the past three decades. While they operate as nonprofits, some critics believe they should be labeled as unions.
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NLRB Upholds Workplace Ban on Recording Devices

November 7, 2013
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This case offers hope to employers that there exists a more reasonable analysis of the application of Section 7 rights to workplace policies other than suggested by the Board’s recent actions.


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Yes, It’s Legal:10 More Things Companies Can Do Without Breaking the Law #yesitslegal

October 28, 2013
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Here's my list. How about you? What would you add to the list? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet it with the hashtag #yesitslegal.
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High Sovereignty Stakes in Card Dealer Case

October 13, 2013
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Court to hear arguments on whether an American Indian casino can prevent blackjack dealers from organizing.
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Lies, Untruths and Protected Concerted Activity

September 10, 2013
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Despite the belief of some that the NLRB is pushing the bounds of what qualifies as protected concerted activity vis-à-vis social media, one universal truth remains the same—liars do not win cases.
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6th Circuit's Narrow Definition of 'Supervisor' Under the NLRA has Broad Implications

July 10, 2013
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In a political environment that is broadening the National Labor Relations Board's power, a federal court's recent narrowing of the definition of “supervisor” is a big win for employers.
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NLRB Judge Strikes Down Red Cross Employee Confidentiality Policy

June 10, 2013
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The NLRB continues to scrutinize facially neutral employment policies for violations of employees section 7 rights to engage in protected concerted activity, even in cases in which there is no allegation of any adverse action against any employee under an alleged unlawful policy.
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Social Media is the Digital Water Cooler

May 21, 2013
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Employees still might gather around the lunch table or coffee machine to gossip about work, but they are also just as likely, if not more likely, to carry over those conversations outside of the workplace through their personal social media accounts.
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