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NLRB Case Declared in Violation of the NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently published a ruling on a 28 year old case that has important ramifications for businesses with unionized employees. In Teamsters Local 75, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFL-C…
enforcement of these rights has allowed some unions to get away with skirting these requirements https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrb-case-declared-violation-nlra/

NLRB Clarifies that Internal Union Discipline can Violate NLRA

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB’) recently ruled that internal union discipline that resulted from a member’s Facebook post violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).
that the NLRB will sanction unions https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrb-clarifies-internal-union-discipline-can-violate-nlra/

NLRB Says Graduate Students are Employees for Unionization Purposes

The legal landscape changed dramatically this week in academia after the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision granting graduate students the legal right to unionize. This decision means that universities will now be forced to bargain with gra…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrb-says-graduate-students-are-employees-unionization-purposes/

City Hall Black Lives Matter Banner Raises Labor Law Issue

On January 18, 2016, a “Black Lives Matter” banner was hung on Northampton City Hall in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As local residents may know, the banner has since caused a controversy in the city, as it is perceived by some as spreading an an…
including unions https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/city-hall-black-lives-matter-banner-raises-labor-law-issue/

Union Gets Second Bite of the Apple Over Technicality

Having to deal with a unionization effort is challenging enough, but having to do it a second time after a narrow success would be truly taxing. Yet, Danbury Hospital is faced with exactly this task. Specifically, Danbury Hospital’s workforce voted …
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/union-gets-second-bite-apple-over-technicality/

Less Is Not More When It Comes to Union Voter Lists

The Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") for Region One recently affirmed a Hearing Officer's recommendation for a re-run election after the Danbury Hospital narrowly defeated a unionization effort, by a vote of 346 "for" and 3…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/less-not-more-when-it-comes-union-voter-lists/

NLRB’s Office of General Counsel Issues Guidance on Employment Policies

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of General Counsel has released a report offering guidance to employers on how to draft employment policies without running afoul of employees’ rights to engage in protected concerted activity under the N…
s own significance in a time when American unions are on the decline. The report highlights https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrbs-office-general-counsel-issues-guidance-employment-policies/

DOL Extends FMLA Rights to All Same-Sex Spouses

As of March 27, 2015, all same-sex spouses will be afforded the same rights available to opposite-sex spouses under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under current Department of Labor (DOL) regulations, same-sex spouses are afforded the same right…
FMLA protections do not extend to civil unions under the new regulations. If you have an https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/dol-extends-fmla-rights-all-same-sex-spouses/

An Employment-law Checklist: The New Year Is the Perfect Time for an Audit of Your Practices

As the new year approaches, employers would be wise to include in their resolutions efforts to ensure compliance with the myriad employment laws affecting their business, including those related to sick leave, disability discrimination, sexual harassment,…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/newsletters/employment-law-checklist-new-year-perfect-time-audit-your-practices/

NLRB Decides Employees May Use Company E-mail for Union Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB” or the “Board”) trend of scrutiny of employee handbooks continues. The NLRB recently issued a new decision that will significantly impact many employers’ policies or practices related to employee use of e-mail…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/nlrb-decides-employees-may-use-company-e-mail-union-organizing/

When Workers Go on Strike

One picketer reportedly jumped onto the hood of a car as it was leaving Country Nissan in Hadley, where a group of auto technicians and car detailers went on strike after labor negotiations broke down, which prompted police involvement. Reports also indi…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/when-workers-go-strike/

A Hit to Unions, Right in the Purse

Unions took a hit today when the Supreme Court of the United States stated that in-home health care workers cannot be forced to pay dues to a union they do not wish to join. In Harris v. Quinn, a challenge was brought against the Illinois state requiremen…
Unions took a hit today when the Supreme Court of t…sector employees pay dues to the unions who negotiate their contracts and represent …cuit. If you have any questions regarding unions and collective bargaining https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/hit-unions-right-purse/

A Whole New Game: College Athletes Are Employees

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that Northwestern University athletes are employees of the University and, as such, are allowed to form a union. The athletes claim they just want a seat at the table to discuss issues. However, the NL…
the NLRB only allows employees to form unions https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/whole-new-game-college-athletes-are-employees/

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