Labor law is filled with many technical rules, the meaning of which can sometimes can be lost in translation. The recent NLRB decision in Labriola Baking Co., 361 N.L.R.B. No. 41 (2014), is a case in point. During a campaign before a decertification election, an employer’s representative stated in a speech to the employees: “If you … Continue Reading
‘April rulings bring May muddling’ might be a better way to tweet recent social media decisions at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) given the Board’s ruling in Durham School Services (April 25, 2014) and an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) opinion in Kroger Co. of Michigan (April 21, 2014). Together, these two decisions show that the … Continue Reading
As of July 31, the NLRB has a full complement of Board Members, for the first time in about ten years. The fact the deal on appointments has been progressing for a few weeks did not prohibit the three member Board of questionable constitutional validity from continuing to render decisions. The NLRB recently ruled that … Continue Reading
The very real questions about the NLRB’s decision-making authority may have finally slowed the agency down. We have come to expect over the last few years, a relentless expansion of NLRB authority and reach, especially given the December timeframe when all sorts of surprises seem to come out of the agency. So, it is somewhat noteworthy … Continue Reading
It’s been a quiet few weeks for the NLRB. Since January 1, the NLRB has issued only a small number of decisions, none of which appear to be noteworthy. There are, of course, many developments that are in process. For example, we still do not know the full effect of the NLRB’s decision in Specialty … Continue Reading
The NLRB continues its march to expand the influence of unions in the workplace, this time revisiting an issue that has been the subject of much litigation over the years. In a recent decision in Jurys Boston Hotel, 356 NLRB No. 114 (March 28, 2011).pdf the NLRB ruled (2-1, no surprise Member Hayes dissented) that the … Continue Reading
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