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NLRB Offers Further Guidance on Confidential Workplace Investigations

April 22, 2013
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I believe that the NLRB fails to understand the importance of confidentiality in workplace investigations, and further fails to understand the realities of how workplace investigations work.
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Deploy the Girl Scout Cookie Offensive to Ward Off Labor Unions

April 2, 2013
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Consider whether permitting your employees to sell cookies or engage in other innocent solicitations is worth the risk that if a union organization drive rears its head, you will be left powerless to engage one of your key weapons—the no-solicitation policy.
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U.S. Labor Department Seeks Clamp Down on Union Activity Advice

February 20, 2013
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In June 2011, the Labor Department dropped a bombshell, proposing that the advice exception be substantially narrowed because the broad reading of the exception had resulted in the 'underreporting' of persuader activity.
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Report: Big Apple's Job Growth Predicted to Slow

December 28, 2012
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A report by the Independent Budget Office says city's diversifying economy won't be enough to pick up a sagging Wall Street. The good news: office space bargains.
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Michigan Governor Signs Right-to-Work Bills Into Law

December 12, 2012
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Once they take affect early next year, Michigan will become the 24th right-to-work state in the United States.
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Michigan Lawmakers Pass Controversial Right-to-Work Legislation; Gov. Snyder Expected to Sign

December 11, 2012
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The Michigan House approved House Bill 4003 and Senate Bill 116, which will ban the practice of workers being forced to pay any money to a union as a condition of employment.
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What Are Right-To-Work Laws, and Should you Care?

December 11, 2012
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Right-to-work laws were born out of an exception in the Taft-Hartley Act, under which individual states can pass laws outlawing agency shops.
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Arbitrator Reinstates Chrysler Workers Fired for Drinking During Breaks

December 10, 2012
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The workers were fired in September 2010 after a Fox network station in Detroit filmed them during breaks drinking alcohol and smoking in a nearby parking lot over several days.
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The Internet is Today's Employee Complaint Box

December 6, 2012
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Employees are online, talking about what is happening in your workplace. The Internet is today's complaint box. If you want to fix problems before they get out of control, you need only turn to social media sites and sites like coworker.org and Glassdoor.
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Disaffected Workers Want Out of Unions

November 30, 2012
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As organized labor loses leverage in a race-to-the-bottom global market, some workers are becoming so disillusioned by what their unions can, or rather can't, do for them that they want out.
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