Tag:National Labor Relations Board

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.

Unprecedented Ouster at NLRB a Sign of Things to Come

It has been a dramatic few weeks at the National Labor Relations Board. On his first day in office, President Joe Biden fired Trump-appointed...

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...

When Employee Outbursts are Protected Speech

If a worker unleashes a torrent of threats and epithets at a manager, makes racist comments toward a coworker or posts profanity directed toward...

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,...

New Year Marks Beginning of Another Gig Economy Fight

The start of 2020 has been tumultuous for California gig workers.  California’s Assembly Bill 5 went into effect Jan. 1, bringing changes to the definitions...

NLRB Issues Raft of Rollbacks Benefiting Employers

Last December, employers saw a series of decisions and developments out of the National Labor Relations Board that tipped labor policy more in their...

NLRB Upholds Restrictions on Employees’ Speech to Media

The federal government’s labor watchdog is using a more employer-friendly test to determine whether employers unlawfully bar their workers from talking to the press. The...