NLRB and Columbian Minister Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to promote awareness among Colombian workers, their employers and business owners of their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The NLRA covers most private sector workers and […]

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NLRB Bound Volumes of Decisions and Orders Made Available

Since the enactment of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have been published in bound volumes. Since the NLRB’s headquarters in Washington, DC, will be moving to a smaller location this summer, the agency will retain only a limited number of complete sets of […]

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U.S. Chamber Sues to Overturn Quickie Election Rule

Citing violations of the First Amendment, the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment and various sections of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Chamber of Commerce of the United States has sued to have the recent “Quckie Election” rule governing unionization efforts overturned. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Dec. 12 promulgated […]

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NLRB Files Complaints Against McDonald’s and Some Franchisees as Joint Employers

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel has issued complaints against McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s USA, LLC, as joint employers. The complaints allege that McDonald’s USA, LLC, and certain franchisees violated the rights of employees working at McDonald’s restaurants at various locations around the country by, among other things, […]

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NLRB Rules Company Emails Open to Employee ‘Protected’ Use

While conceding that companies are not required to provide email systems for their employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that, once an email system is in place, employees must be allowed to use it for “protected, concerted” activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Concretely, that means employees can discuss wages […]

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NLRB Issues Final Rule on ‘Quickie’ Union Organizing Elections

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has adopted a final rule amending its representation–case procedures to “modernize and streamline the process for resolving representation disputes.” The rule will be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 15, and will take effect on April 14, 2015. The final rule was approved by Board Chairman Mark Gaston […]

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Federal Agencies Release Fall Regulatory Plans

Just as Congress was leaving town for the Thanksgiving holiday, various federal agencies released their mandated Fall 2014 Regulatory Plans and Unified Agendas on Friday, Nov. 21 — beating winter by a month. The reports are issued twice a year. The most ambitious agency, the Department of Labor (DOL), plans to issue 23 final rules […]

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NLRB, Philippines Sign MOU to Help Filipino Workers in the U.S.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to strengthen their collaborative efforts to provide Filipino workers, their employers, and Filipino business owners in the United States with information, guidance, and access to education regarding their rights […]

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NLRB and Ecuadorian Ministry Sign Collaborative MOU

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to strengthen their collaborative efforts to provide Ecuadorian workers, their employers, and Ecuadorian business owners in the United States with information, guidance, and access to education regarding their rights and […]

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NLRB Rules a Facebook ‘Like’ Is Protected, Concerted Activity

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently ruled that a Facebook discussion on an employer's tax withholding calculations and an employee's "like" of the discussion constituted "protected, concerted activity" under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). When employees at Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille in Connecticut discovered that they owed more in state taxes […]

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