Recently, we explored how the NLRB’s rules for determining the timeliness of a representation can be confusing. Another area of complexity comes from whether a decertification petition will be processed in the face of unfair labor practice charges filed by the incumbent union. This implicates the Board’s “blocking policy,” which is a set of guidelines designed to address … Continue Reading
In the last couple of years, we have seen close scrutiny of employer handbooks by the NLRB. If the agency deems a policy, or a portion of a policy, to be something employees might reasonably construe to inhibit protected activities, it is found to be unlawful. These types of cases are vexing. if only because … Continue Reading
The slow pace at the NLRB continues this Spring, as only one or two decisions are issued each week. Recent decisions, one from the NLRB and one from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, are worth noting because they illustrate recurring themes under the NLRA. Protecting The Identity Of Employee Informants In Alcan … Continue Reading
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