DOL Takes Rare Budgetary Haircut

President Trump today signed into law a “minibus” federal funding measure that keeps the full government running through Dec. 7 while finalizing budgets for some agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL), which lost $128 million in budgeting from FY 2018. In addition to the DOL and its $12.1 billion FY 2019 budget, the National […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

NLRB Rule Redefines Joint Employer

Instructional materials and posters on the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and virtually every compliance issue a business could ever face are available in our online Digital Workplace Compliance Library, a vast and invaluable resource. You could be relying on it daily if you sign up for an annual compliance plan with Personnel Concepts. Watch […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

NLRB to Begin Joint Employer Rule Process

RELATED: McDonald’s struggles to shed joint employer label The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) tomorrow (Sept. 14) in the Federal Register regarding its joint-employer standard. Under the proposed rule, an employer may be found to be a joint employer of another employer’s employees only if it possesses […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

NLRB Sets New Tone on Section 7 Workplace Rights

Instructional materials and posters on the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and virtually every compliance issue a business could ever face are available in our online Digital Workplace Compliance Library, a vast and invaluable resource. You could be relying on it daily if you sign up for an annual compliance plan with Personnel Concepts. Watch […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Turns 83 Today

On this day (July 5) in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which in turn created the ever-present National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to oversee employee rights in the workplace. The NLRA is also known as the Wagner Act in honor of its principal author and sponsor, […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

NLRB Announces Internal Ethics and Recusal Review

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB( today announced that it will undertake a comprehensive review of its policies and procedures governing ethics and recusal requirements for board members.  This initiative will ensure that the NLRB’s stakeholders—and the American people generally—can have full confidence in the integrity of the Board and its recusal processes. “Recent events […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

SCOTUS Sides with Employers in the Use of Forced Arbitration Agreements

Voting along ideological lines, the Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 that employers can enforce signed binding arbitration agreements with their work forces, thus legally barring class action lawsuits. The ruling allows employers to require employees to sign not only binding arbitration agreements that include class action waivers, but also non-disclosure agreements. “The policy may be […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

NLRB Extends Commentary Time on Election Rule Reconsideration

To aid in the consideration of the issues involving the 2014 Election Rule, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is further extending the time for filing responses to the Request for Information Regarding Representation Election Regulations published in the Federal Register. The submission window is currently open and interested parties may file responses on or […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

NLRB Updates Bench Book to Reflect Recent Procedural Rules

The Judges Division of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued an updated Bench Book, which replaces an earlier version issued in November 2016. This edition of the Bench Book was edited by NLRB Judge Jeffrey Wedekind and substantially revises the previous edition. The Bench Book serves as an NLRB Trial Manual, and is designed […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top

Kaplan Named Chair of NLRB

President Donald J. Trump has named board member Marvin E. Kaplan to be Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). “The president’s announcement is an honor and privilege, and I look forward to serving as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.,” Kaplan said. “I remain committed to working with my colleagues to achieve […]

Read the rest of this entry »
GoTo top Top