A recent ruling by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals serves as a useful reminder that the National Labor Relations Board has the power to prosecute a case based on an allegation made by a third party who has no connection to the employer’s employees
This recent appeals court ruling illustrates both the expansive reach of the National Labor Relations Act as well as the considerable discretion given to the National Labor Relations Board to interpret the NLRA’s coverage.
Last year the EEOC entered into a pact along with the Labor Department and NLRB to aggressively go after allegations of unlawful retaliation. A recent court ruling suggests that the EEOC is taking this charge seriously.
On his first day in office, President Biden instructed all federal agencies to come up with a plan for overcoming barriers that underserved communities face in accessing the benefits and opportunities that might be available through that agency. Some
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Biden’s termination of Peter Robb, the Trump appointee serving as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, was within the President’s authority even though Robb had 10 months r
Jennifer Abruzzo, a former union lawyer who now serves as the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, is determined to reverse some of what she believes are pro-management labor law policies that were adopted by the Trump-era NLRB.
As expected, the proposed budget that the President has submitted to Congress to fund the government for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on October 1 asks for big funding increases for OFCCP and the EEOC, among other workplace enforcement agencies
After a six-month delay, Congress and the Biden Administration finally reached agreement on funding the government through the end of September. The EEOC, OFCCP, and the Wage and Hour Division all received modest increases, while the NLRB was flat-fu
CWC has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the National Labor Relations Board arguing that the Board’s so-called “Boeing” standard that is used to balance employer and employee rights when determining whether an employer policy violates federal l
The Biden-appointed majority on the National Labor Relations Board is asking for input on whether it should revisit two major rulings issued by the Trump-era NLRB dealing with employer work rules and independent contractor
As President Biden’s first year in office draws to a close, we take a look at how many of his key appointments to run the agencies that regulate the workplace have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as well as a number of nominations that still await
The Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda contains a number of new items that will be of interest to CWC members, including new initiatives from OFCCP, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the NLRB.
The National Labor Relations Board is considering expanding its traditional “make-whole” remedies to include “consequential” damages, and is asking for input from interested parties on whether and how it should proceed.
The three agencies with primary responsibility for enforcing federal employment laws have launched a new initiative to devote added attention to enforcing anti-retaliation protections.
A new standard adopted by the National Labor Relations Board last year that protects an employer’s right to discipline employees for offensive speech is in jeopardy as a new, more union-friendly NLRB revisits it.
Because the temporary funding bill approved by Congress at the last minute to keep the government running until December 3 freezes agency budgets at last year’s levels, plans by the Labor Department and other workplace enforcement agencies to hire ad
Congressional Democrats are moving forward with their $3.5 billion government spending bill, which also includes a host of major policy changes, some of which will have a major impact on workplace compliance.
A standard adopted by the Republican-controlled National Labor Relations Board in 2019 that strictly limited the ability of a property owner’s contract workers to engage in union related activity on the owner’s premises has been reversed by a federal
With President Biden’s picks about to assume majority control of the National Labor Relations Board, national labor law policy is almost certain to tilt to a more union-friendly bias in the weeks and months to come. We touch on a number of areas wher
The House of Representatives has approved big funding increases for several workplace enforcement agencies, including OFCCP and the NLRB. The House is also expected to approve a big increase for the EEOC as well. Final numbers will not be determined
A recent ruling by the D.C. Circuit serves as a reminder that an employer email policy that restricts non-business use must be applied consistently so as not to discriminate against employees’ labor law rights.
Two recent federal appeals court rulings serve as a timely reminder of the rights unionized employees have under federal labor law, and how those rights are enforced.
CWC’s memo summarizes several recent developments from the National Labor Relations Board that may be of interest to our members.
As the November elections approach, employees may have strong views about the candidates and issues and may want to express those views in the workplace. Employers do have flexibility to adopt policies that minimize the potential disruption that may
Two years ago, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a new less rigid standard that attempts to achieve the proper balance between employee and management rights under federal labor law. Since then, the Board has been issuing decisions interpret
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