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The amended NLRB complaint comes as Tesla, and its CEO Elon Musk, are being criticized for failing to live up to their production goals. After Tesla shares dropped last month, its engineering chief Doug Field sent an email to staff attacking people who doubted Musk's vision. "I find that personally ... workers
Law360 (April 18, 2018, 7:25 PM EDT) -- More than 6,000 labor groups, businesses and workers responded to the National Labor Relations Board's call for feedback on whether and how to revise a controversial Obama-era rule aimed at streamlining the union election process ahead of a twice-extended comment ... NLRB

The agency is the National Labor Relations Board, created in 1935 to promote collective bargaining and adjudicate disputes between businesses and workers. An independent agency insulated -- in theory -- from partisan politics, the NLRB under President Donald Trump is consumed to the point ...
Law360 (April 17, 2018, 4:28 PM EDT) -- A split National Labor Relations Board panel voted Monday to review a regional director's decision to exclude from a proposed union of Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood Inc. workers four clinics in Colorado and its operations in New Mexico and Nevada following the ... NLRB
UPDATE: John Ring, confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, will join the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as its chairman, the White House announced late Thursday. He will replace Marvin Kaplan, whom Trump tapped to lead less than four months ago after the departure of Philip Miscimarra.
The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint and notice of hearing in relation to allegations filed by nurses at Upper Peninsula Health ... Duke LifePoint said in a statement to Becker's Hospital Review it is aware of the NLRB's complaint and notice of hearing, as well as the MNA's allegations on ...
Few developments at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in recent years caused as much consternation for employers as the agency's 2015 “ambush election rule.” That rule significantly truncated the amount of time a company has to express its opinion to its workforce on potential unionization by ...
In what those of us that support the restaurant industry hope is just a temporary—but stinging—setback, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently vacated its December ruling that kept franchisors and franchisees from having to deal with an unworkable and expansive legal test for determining whether an entity ...
SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Labor Relations Board found merit to complaints levied by Tesla factory workers against the automaker, the UAW said Monday, and the case has been scheduled to go before a judge in June. The filing is an updated version of one initially posted in August, which claimed ...
On March 20, McDonald's USA and its franchisees asked Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito to approve proposed settlement agreements negotiated for the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. The crux of the case is a battle over the parameters of “joint employer” status and ...
Law360 (March 21, 2018, 8:04 PM EDT) -- Allegations that National Labor Relations Board members are biased against unions or employers are nothing new and usually don't gain much traction, but the recent withdrawal of a landmark ruling because of perceived conflicts stemming from NLRB member Bill Emanuel's ...
Post-Gazette management violated labor law, NLRB rules ... The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board determined the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette violated federal law in refusing to pay a health care cost increase, according to a news release from the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh. The labor ...
Law360 (March 20, 2018, 9:16 PM EDT) -- Objectors to the National Labor Relations Board general counsel's proposed settlement of the yearslong joint employer battle against McDonald's have criticized the agency for letting the fast-food giant off the hook — and key terms of the deal have yet to emerge — but labor ...
McDonald's and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have reached an agreement in a much-watched "joint employer" lawsuit, Nation's Restaurant News (NRN) reports. The settlement terms weren't disclosed, but the fast-food company maintains that it is not, and never was, a joint employer of its ...
The case, being tried before a special court of the National Labor Relations Board, was brought during the Obama administration, when the board was under Democratic control. Since President Trump's election, Republican members have regained a majority, steering the board away from a pro-labor ...

McDonald's and NLRB want to halt a case that could make firms more liable for franchisees' wrongdoing ... McDonald's Corp. and the U.S. National Labor Relations Board asked an agency judge to approve the settlement of a long-running workplace-retaliation case, cutting short a trial that could lead to ...
Democrats and union allies have been transparent in their goal to block or delay any decisions by the Trump National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as part of an effort to preserve the pro-union rulings by the Obama-era Board. As I've detailed in previous posts (here and here), the NLRB Inspector ...
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is under increasing scrutiny for its rash judgement to vacate its Hy-Brand decision, which restored the Board's previous standard for what constitutes “joint employment,” under federal labor law, as well as for the Inspector General's report that ignited this needless ...
At the Federalist Society blog, National Right to Work Foundation Vice President and Legal Director Raymond J. LaJeunesse has a new commentary discussing the extreme anti-worker freedom record of Barack Obama appointee Mark Gaston Pearce, who still sits on the National Labor Relations Board:.
Ogletree Deakins' Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group is pleased to announce the publication of the winter 2018 issue of the Practical NLRB Advisor. In the issue, we examine how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is moving forward after a slow start during the Trump administration's first ...
The Trump administration is looking to undermine the fundamental mission of the National Labor Relations Board, according to several employee and outside groups, who are objecting to cuts and a proposed reorganization of the agency. Proposals from NLRB officials appointed by President Trump would ...
The Washington Post will have to defend allegations regarding its social media policy. Bloomberg BNA is reporting that Region 5 (Baltimore) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against the media company regarding its implementation of a social media policy. According to ...
On February 26, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued an Order vacating its recent decision on the issue of joint-employer in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors & Brandt Construction Co., 365 NLRB No. 156 (2017). The 3-0 decision by the NLRB (in which Member William Emanuel did not ...
A lawsuit filed by a former Google engineer and led by Indian American attorney Harmeet Dhillon was denied by the National Labor Relations Board. James Damore filed a complaint in 2017 against his former employer saying it wasn't within its rights to terminate him after a memo he wrote about the ...
The past few weeks on the Labor Board front have been fairly routine, save for, of course, the high drama associated with the NLRB reversing its own decision (lest anyone think this is a super significant development, remember that this agency had scores of decisions overturned for lacking a proper ...
AUXVASSE — A National Labor Relations Board hearing officer has recommended in favor of the UFCW Local 655 union, but the battle over the vote at Dollar General's Auxvasse location isn't over. Four of six employees at the location voted Dec. 8 to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Local ...
Senate Democrats put business lawyer John Ring, President Trump's nominee for an open seat on the National Labor Relations Board, on notice Thursday that they would go after him for any potential conflicts of interest while he serves on the board. Democrats at a Health, Education Labor and Pensions ...
What the NLRB didn't look at was whether Damore's statements that women are "more prone to "neuroticism"--resulting in women experiencing higher anxiety and exhibiting lower tolerance for stress"--and that "men demonstrate greater variance in IQ than women" are actually true. While these are not the ...
Citing similar precedents, the National Labor Relations Board counsel deemed parts of the memo “so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive” as to shed their status as protected speech in the workplace. The NLRB memo, issued on January 16 and published publicly yesterday, does not constitute an official ...
Tesla factory workers have been trying for months to win restitution for the company's alleged union-busting and harassment. Now, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint against the company appears to be making strides. Last August, the NLRB filed a complaint against Tesla after ...
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against Duke LifePoint on Monday, March 26, regarding three Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges filed by the Michigan Nurses Association on behalf of nurses at U.P. Health System-Marquette. According to the ...
Bloomberg BNA is reporting that the National Labor Relations Board Professional Association – the union who represents National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) employees – has sent letters to congressional members expressing concern over a planned “hiring freeze” at the agency. According to the ...
The National Labor Relations Board threw out its most important ruling of 2017 — a 3-2 victory for major U.S. corporations-following an internal agency report that found that a potential conflict-of-interest had tainted the vote. The December ruling, called Hy-Brand, had reversed a controversial Obama-era ...
Law360 (February 12, 2018, 10:09 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board's general counsel released a spate of advice memorandums Sunday offering opinions on various gray areas of federal labor law, including an entry finding that a Teamsters local had illegally set up a secret Facebook group to trash a ...
On December 11, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board ("Board") restored itself as the "exclusive power to deal with unfair labor practices and to prescribe the appropriate remedy" for such violations. This move came in UPMC & UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, 365 NLRB No. 153 (2017), in which the ...
NEW HAVEN — Unite Here Local 33 has withdrawn its petition to the the National Labor Relations Board to represent graduate student teachers at Yale University, the school said in a statement Monday. According to the statement from Yale University Director of External Communications Karen Peart, the ...
In 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) published the controversial “ambush election” rule, which was intended to decrease the time between the filing of a petition for representation and a union election. The rule, which became effective in April 2015, changed the scope of ...
Even more significant change appears to be on the horizon at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). According to a new report by Bloomberg BNA, the agency is considering reducing significant headcount in anticipation of major cuts to the board's operating budget. NLRB General Counsel Peter ...
The case has gotten so heated that it has provoked AFM to file charges against MGM to the National Labor Relations Board. According to AFM, MGM and Paramount have unlawfully coerced musicians employed in the scoring of Ben-Hur by conditioning their employment on a promise not to adhere to ...
The inspector general for the National Labor Relations Board is investigating whether a Trump appointee to the board breached government ethics rules, according to two congressional officials with knowledge of the investigation. The probe centers on whether the NLRB member, William Emanuel, took ...
Labor rights advocates are alarmed by a proposal to centralize more control of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at the agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters and shrink its network of regional offices. Widely viewed as another effort by appointees of President Donald Trump to reverse some ...
Law360, New York (January 29, 2018, 5:45 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Monday remanded most of a restaurant chain's appeal of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that a slew of the chain's workplace rules violated federal labor law, granting the board's request to reconsider whether several of those rules are still ...
On Jan. 26, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it is extending the deadline for public feedback on potential changes to its “ambush election rule” to March 19. The deadline previously was Feb. 12. The NLRB announced on Dec. 12 that it was seeking input from the public regarding ...
Bloomberg News reported last week that NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb may be considering “reorganizing the agency's 26 regional offices into a smaller number of districts or regions supervised by officials who would report directly to the general counsel.” Such a change would certainly centralize ...
William Emanuel, who joined the NLRB in September, has recused himself from involvement in more than four dozen cases involving the firm he left to join the labor board. That firm, Littler Mendelson, is known for representing corporations in labor disputes. Littler was not representing any parties in the ...
William Emanuel testifies on his nomination to the National Labor Relations Board on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2017. (Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images). The law firm had argued, in public filings, for the elimination of precedents in three cases pending before the NLRB. All three ...
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reaffirmed Thursday that the Student Library Employee Union's (SLEU) right to unionize would not be at issue in an ongoing NLRB case over UChicago student library workers' vote to unionize last year. The decision rejected a University request to review the ...


 

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