Monday, November 28, 2022
The Biden-appointed majority on the National Labor Relations Board, along with the agency’s pro-union General Counsel, are doing their best to shift national labor policy to favor organized labor.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Enforcement data for FY 2022 released recently by the National Labor Relations Board show a significant increase in the number of complaints by workers filed with the agency as compared to the previous year, reversing a five-year downward trend.
As has become the norm, Congress failed to reach agreement on final government spending levels for Fiscal Year 2023, which began on October 1, instead opting to temporarily fund government operations at FY 2022 levels through December 16. As a result
Monday, September 19, 2022
This recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board reiterates a long-standing Supreme Court precedent that requires an employer to show “special circumstances” when justifying a policy that bans an employee from wearing a union insignia on the
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The National Labor Relations Board, now operating with a Democrat majority, has (as anticipated) published a proposed rule that would increase the likelihood of a finding that two employers are considered to be a “joint emp
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
A case that raises the important issue of reconciling the potential conflict between an employer’s EEO obligations and an employee’s labor law rights comes down on the side of labor law rights, at least in this instance, according to a split three-ju
The influential federal appeals court has issued a second ruling in a case that goes to the heart of determining whether a company is a “joint employer” under the National Labor Relations Act. It’s complicated though, as our memo attempts to explain.
The National Labor Relations Board has signed “Memoranda of Understanding” with both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to coordinate enforcement of alleged employment practices that stifle competition.
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
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
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.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
The three agencies involved in the inter-agency anti-retaliation initiative announced by the Biden Administration last November recently held a second webinar to promote their efforts, once again stressing that the focus of the initiative is on prote
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
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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.
Monday, December 13, 2021
Enforcement data released recently by the National Labor Relations Board show that in FY 2021, despite a decline in the number of labor law charges filed, the Board’s General Counsel was able to secure a nearly 45% increase in monetary remedies colle
Monday, November 29, 2021
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.
Monday, November 22, 2021
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.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
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.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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