The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel publicly issued on February 27, 2023 an Advice Memorandum confirming the agency’s view that workplace discussions about racism are protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The memo is significant in that it demonstrates that the current NLRB considers retaliation […]
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has extended the comment period on its proposed rule that aims to make more employers susceptible to joint employment status. The original comment period was to go through November 7, but the NLRB announced on October 14 that it will accept comments through December 7. Comments replying to the […]
A plan from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to make more employers susceptible to joint employer status is expected to make a major change to the landscape for employers that use staffing companies or operate under the franchise business model. The NLRB announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on September 6 that shows a […]
Employers should be on the lookout for new rules from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) related to the definition of joint employment as well as amendments to the Board’s rules on union election procedures made in April 2020. Joint Employment In its announcement of rulemaking priorities on June 21, the NLRB said it plans […]
A memorandum sent to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) field offices calling for an end to mandatory meetings in which employees must listen to an employer’s side during a union campaign points to more union-friendly actions to come, according to attorneys who advise employers on labor matters. The NLRB on April 7 announced the memorandum in which […]
It should come as no surprise that President Joe Biden’s appointment of Jennifer Abruzzo as General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) would effectively shift the NLRB to a pro-union majority. Ever since the new Board took control, we’ve advised employers to brace for widespread rollbacks of gains they saw in the […]
President Joe Biden’s nomination of Gwynne A. Wilcox for the vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will add a second Democrat to the Board provided the New York attorney who represents union interests is confirmed by the Senate. Even if confirmed, though, the Board will continue to have a Republican majority for […]
Among all the hugely consequential actions coming out of 2020 is the election of a new president. There is no shortage of daylight between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump on many key issues.
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden fired a key figure at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in a move that’s being called a clear signal the agency is moving from a probusiness to a prounion stance.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is pondering a gnawing question: When might the display of a 12-foot inflatable rat with blood-red eyes and jagged teeth violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)?