Tag: NLRA

Employers

How the NLRB’s Recent Decisions Can Affect All Employers

Decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are often thought of in the context of unions, but the NLRB’s decisions can affect all employers because of the federal law it enforces. Recently, the NLRB issued several decisions that reversed or significantly changed its stance on employer policies and work rules, the makeup of bargaining […]

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 […]

labor

Have It Your Way: 8th Circuit Court Sides with Labor Organizer

The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota—recently enforced a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) order that found a Burger King franchisee violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by declining to hire an employee for having engaged in protected labor activity.

Nondisclosure Agreement

NLRA: Court Affirms Confidentiality Agreement Is Unlawful

Although confidentiality agreements that prohibit employees from discussing their salaries, benefits, or internal disciplinary investigations with other employees may sound reasonable, such policies generally violate federal labor law. A recent decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that a Phoenix hospital’s confidentiality agreement was unlawfully restrictive of employees’ Section 7 rights under the […]

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).

Political Speech at Work: Consider the NLRA, Minimize Friction

By John Balitis In yesterday’s Advisor, John Balitis, chair of the Employment and Labor Relations Practice Group at Fennemore Craig, began a discussion of how employers should approach political speech in the workplace. Today Balitis discusses more considerations under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and how to minimize friction between employees in a volatile […]