NLRB Aims to Reduce Case Processing Time

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is issuing its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2019 through 2022, which is required under the Government Performance and Results Act of 2010.  The Strategic Plan contains four mission-related goals to support the vision of NLRB Chairman John Ring and General Counsel Peter Robb. These four mission-related goals include: (1) achieving […]

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NLRB Chair Praises the Role of Rulemaking

In an era when deregulation seems the order of the day, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring (a Trump appointee) seems to be swimming against the administration’s tide, arguing that more regulations — at least from the NLRB — are called for. The NLRB has already announced it is working on a joint […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lawmakers Press DOL for Joint Employer Definition

Two Congressmen have written Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alex Acosta asking his agency to clarify a binding definition of joint employer, which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is also toiling over via the final rule route. But Secretary Acosta is no fan of the regulatory process, believing Congress should be responsible in these […]

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NLRB Paring, Realigning Staff through Voluntary Retirement

Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it will offer voluntary early retirement and voluntary separation to employees holding eligible positions in designated locations within the Agency. The agency requested and obtained both Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments (VSIP) authority in order to better manage its caseload and […]

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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 […]

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Judge Rejects McDonald’s Joint Employer Settlement

An administrative law judge (ALJ) has rejected a proposed settlement by McDonald’s over a franchise employees’ lawsuit claiming they were terminated for advocating for a $15-an-hour wage. The ALJ — Lauren Esposito in New York — ruled that  “the proposed informal settlements are not a reasonable resolution based on the nature and scope of the violations alleged […]

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NLRB Launches Pilot Program to Expand Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution System

Today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced it is launching a new pilot program to enhance the use of its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. The new pilot program will increase participation opportunities for parties in the ADR program and help to facilitate mutually-satisfactory settlements. Under the new pilot program, the Board’s Office of […]

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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, […]

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