The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made it known that—much more than in the past—it will embark on rulemaking to set policy. Its recently announced rulemaking agenda provides evidence of the new direction.
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) announced intention to issue a proposed rule on joint employment by summer is seen as a way to provide a stable solution to the question of when two or more employers share joint responsibility for the same group of employees.
Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has his orders. President Barack Obama on March 13 officially directed him to “modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations.” The president’s directions further instruct the Department of Labor (DOL) to “address the changing nature of the workplace” and simplify the rules so that they will be “easier for both […]
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded a busy fiscal year 2011 by reporting that it issued 368 decisions in contested cases while also pursuing two rulemaking initiatives during the year, which ended September 30. The NLRB issued a statement on November 8 summing up the year. Here are highlights: The Board considered 272 unfair […]