Tag: NLRB

More probusiness NLRB on the way as Emanuel wins confirmation

by Tammy Binford As William Emanuel takes a seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employers will see the panel going in a more probusiness and less union-friendly direction, Board watchers say, but it will take a while before cases come up to roll back recent decisions. Emanuel, an attorney representing management in labor […]

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Workplace Diversity

EEO Trumps Google Employee’s Free Expression

In early August, Google seized national headlines by firing software engineer James Damore for publishing an internal memo in which he argued that women are inherently worse at technology jobs than men for “biological” reasons. In addition to the important societal issues Google’s action implicates, it raises interesting labor and employment law questions about how […]

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NLRB

Miscimarra Announcement Called ‘Great Loss’ but ‘No Reason to Panic’

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chair Philip Miscimarra’s reported decision to leave the Board when his term expires on December 16 rather than allow himself to be considered for another term has probusiness Board watchers looking ahead and lamenting the loss of his contributions to NLRB decisions.

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Emanuel nomination called chance to ‘rein in’ Obama-era NLRB

President Donald Trump’s latest pick for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is another signal that a “reining in” of the panel is on the way, according to attorneys who keep a close watch on the Board. On June 27, the White House announced that William J. Emanuel, an attorney with the large management-side law […]

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harassment

DFEH Issues Important Guidance On Investigating Harassment Complaints

On May 2, 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) released its Workplace Harassment Guide, which advises employers how to develop an effective antiharassment program, respond to and investigate claims of harassment, and take appropriate remedial actions. The guide, found here, follows up on regulations the Fair Employment and Housing Council enacted […]

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NLRA and NLRB 101

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is the primary piece of legislation that protects employee rights to collectively discuss working conditions and to work together to negotiate for changes when needed. These rights are enforced by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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