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Workplace Gossip and the NLRB

April 7, 2014
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It’s okay to 'gossip' in the workplace, as long it’s not 'negative,' said the NLRB.
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Union, Maybe

April 6, 2014
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The future of labor-management relations is as complicated as ever.
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Chicago NLRB OKs Northwestern University Football Players’ Petition to Unionize

March 27, 2014
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University attorneys, who have vowed to appeal the ruling, have 14 days to file. 


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What a Slick Union-Avoidance Campaign Looks Like

March 20, 2014
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Understanding that union avoidance starts as soon as a job candidate walks in your door to apply for a job is the first step in honing the right strategy that will keep your company union free.
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When are Preliminary and Postliminary Compensable? Supremes to let us Know (Maybe).

March 4, 2014
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There are lots of preliminary of postliminary activities that could be occurring in your workplaces. I am hopeful that this case will provide employers needed guidance on the compensability of these activities.
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NLRB Looks to Expand Reach With Latest Enforcement Priorities

March 3, 2014
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The NLRB is looking for ways to become relevant to the 93 percent of employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
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Why We put Plaintiffs to Their Proof

February 26, 2014
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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.
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NLRB: No Such Thing as an Online Picket Line

February 19, 2014
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This decision displays a fundamental misunderstanding about social media. Nothing about social media is private. It is public, interactive, and immediate.
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Proposed Ambush Rules and Proactive Union Avoidance

February 10, 2014
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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.
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I Don't “Like” This Protected Concerted Activity

February 6, 2014
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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.'
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