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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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Legal Briefing: Actions Taken on Arbitration Agreements

November 8, 2013
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In recent decisions, National Labor Relations Board law judges have issued decisions that employers unlawfully interfered with employees’ rights.
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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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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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Employee Fired for Instagramming Paycheck. Is This Legal?

September 24, 2013
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Employees have an absolute right to discuss with each other how much they make. It is illegal to have a policy that prohibits wage discussions, or to fire an employee for engaging in such discussions.


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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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Plenty of H-1Bs a Possibility

August 2, 2013
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This temporary visa provision hopes to address the widening skills gap between high-tech jobs and U.S. workers.
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Legal Briefing: NLRB Posting Rule and Employer Speech Rights

July 30, 2013
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The NLRB’s rule compelling employers to post notices of worker rights oversteps the NLRB’s rule-making authority.
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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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Today's Post Is Brought to You by the Letters W, A, R, and N

July 1, 2013
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If you are near or above the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act's 100-employee threshold, and you are considering closing a plant or laying off a large number of employees, check with employment counsel to determine whether the WARN Act will be triggered, and, if so, what specific notices you must provide and to whom.
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