Employers May Prohibit Employees From Opting In To Class Actions

Last year, in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, the Supreme Court held that employers act lawfully when they require employees, as a condition of employment, to enter into agreements with the employer waiving their rights to pursue employment claims through … Continue reading

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Intermittent Strikes Are Not Protected

A decision issued last week by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) should be noted by employers facing employee general demands for changes in terms and conditions of employment. The NLRB  reaffirmed established law that a series of … Continue reading

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Scalia Fills Labor Role

Just as businesses were expressing cautious optimism over the interim replacement of Labor Secretary Acosta by veteran GOP operative and business ally Patrick Pizzella,  on July 18, 2019 the President announced plans to nominate business attorney Eugene Scalia to fill … Continue reading

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Concerted Activity or Mere Griping?

Employees have the right to engage in concerted activities, and employers commit unfair labor practices if they retaliate against employees for engaging in those activities. It is important to understand the concept of concerted activity. In order to find that … Continue reading

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Employers May Prohibit Non-Employees From Organizing On The Employers’ Property

On Friday, June 14, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued a decision of significance to employers. In particular, the NLRB decision affects employers, such as  hospitals and hotels, that have areas of their property open to … Continue reading

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The April 2019 Snell & Wilmer “Under Construction” Newsletter Out

The spring edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter has been published. See here. The Labor and Employment team contributed to this issue. Walker Crowson provides a useful overview of New Mexico’s construction law. While Jerry Morales addresses picketing threats which … Continue reading

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Employment Handbooks and Confidentiality

Employers frequently ask if they can maintain rules  requiring employees to keep the contents of their employment handbooks confidential. In a recent memorandum, the General Counsel (GC) (Division of Advice) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concludes that such rules … Continue reading

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Union Dues Checkoff: Update from NLRB

A recent Memorandum issued by  the General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  (GC 19-04, February 22, 2019), discusses issues  of importance to all employers and in particular to employers that have union contracts that provide for … Continue reading

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Union Agency Fees & Lobbying

In the 27 right to work states, currently in the country, union nonmembers may not be required to pay  fees to private sector unions as a condition to obtain or retain employment. In the rest of the states  – union security … Continue reading

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Picketing Threats

Letters from unions to owners, general contractors, and other contractors informing them of the union’s dispute with one or more of the subcontractors, working at a common construction project site (or common situs), and of the union’s  plans to engage … Continue reading

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