Tag:National Labor Relations Act

Hard Times Ahead for Employers Under New NLRB

The NLRB in July ruled that Scabby the Rat can be displayed at union boycotts or protests. Employers can expect more labor-friendly decisions from the labor board, which has a Democratic majority as of Aug. 27.

The Pros and Pitfalls of Regulating Workplace Political Speech

Elections tend to bring out campaign buttons, strong political opinions and hats promising to make America great. So what should employers do when their...

Attorneys Predict Rise in Labor Activism

McDonald’s, Amazon and Instacart are only a handful of the companies whose employees have gone on strike, walked off the job or organized sick-outs...

NLRB Issues New Joint-Employer Rule

The National Labor Relations Board announced a new rule last week to clarify what constitutes a joint-employer relationship under the National Labor Relations Act,...

Misclassification Per Se Doesn’t Violate Labor Law, NLRB Rules

Employers face a litany of liabilities if they misclassify employees as independent contractors. But at least worker misclassification isn’t by itself a labor law...

Gig Economy Gets Backing From NLRB

Uber and other gig economy companies are getting encouraging opinions from federal agencies on the use of independent contractors. In an advice memo released this...

DOL Proposes ‘Other’ Rules After Overtime

While employers are reviewing their pay practices for the overtime overhaul that the U.S. Department of Labor recently revealed, the DOL has followed up...

With Arbitration, Public Antipathy Clashes With Case Law

Public pressure continues to build against some companies that use mandatory arbitration provisions. Tech giants and even law firms have come under the microscope...