NLRB Sets New Tone on Section 7 Workplace Rights

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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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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 […]

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Joint Employer Rulemaking Definitely on NLRB Agenda, Chairman Says

Responding to criticism from three liberal Senators, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring has affirmed that the agency will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemking (NPRM) on defining joint employer relationships “as soon as possible, but certainly by this summer.” The board’s intention to use rulemaking on the joint employer issue was first […]

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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 […]

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Unified Regulatory Agenda Reveals Trump Administration Priorities

The Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, released this past week, reveals a compendium of actions — and reversals of actions — that the Trump administration’s various agencies hope to carry out in the coming months, not the least of which is a revisit to and revision of the Obama overtime rule that is […]

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NLRB to Tackle Joint Employer Rulemaking

In its latest regulatory agenda, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has indicated that it intends to take on defining the standard for determining a joint employer relationship through rulemaking. This effort follows the board’s failed attempt to redefine the joint employer relationship in a case — Hy-Brand — that it had to withdraw because […]

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OMB to Withhold Funding from the NLRB

While General Counsel Peter Robb seeks to reorganize and rein in the agency’s regional directors, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been told not to spend money past April by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). “The agency heads are claiming that OMB told them” the labor board “can’t spend past April” because […]

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