Employers May Face Higher Damages in NLRB Cases

In a recent Memorandum to the Regional Offices (September 8, 2021), the General Counsel (“GC”) of the National Labor Relations Board (“Board” or “NLRB”) directs the Regions to seek additional remedies from the Board in unfair labor practice litigation. The … Continue reading

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President Biden Issues New Vaccine Mandate For All Employers With 100 Or More Employees

Frustrated with a lagging rate of vaccinations, the Biden Administration decided to get out the stick since the carrot has not improved the vaccination rates to the levels that it wants to see. The Department of Labor, through the Occupational … Continue reading

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Employers Revisit Mandatory Vaccinations for Employees Following Full Approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

On Monday, August 23, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) formally approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older. With this new and much-anticipated approval from the FDA, the Department of Defense immediately mandated … Continue reading

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NLRB General Counsel Memorandum Reveals New Enforcement Strategy Affecting All Employers

In her first memorandum as General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo laid out a clear agenda for the new enforcement priorities of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). All unionized and nonunionized private sector employers face the changes that are contemplated in … Continue reading

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Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increase

The minimum wage for federal contractors may increase to $15.00 on January 30, 2022, up from the current minimum wage of $10.95. President Biden issued Executive Order 14026, which seeks to increase the minimum hourly wage by $4.05 for all … Continue reading

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Changes Its Internal Procedures For Selecting Which Cases To Litigate

At the conclusion of the EEOC’s administrative process, if a discrimination Charge has not otherwise been resolved, the Agency issues an administrative decision finding either merit to the Charge or not.  If the Agency concludes that the Charge has merit, … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Affirms Employers’ Ability to Mandate Vaccines

When the EEOC confirmed months ago that employers could mandate Covid-19 vaccines without violating employment laws, the agency did not answer a lingering question regarding a non-employment statute, section 564 of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (Section 564) which … Continue reading

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Scabby Is Protected

In a recent case, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) confronted the issue of whether the display of an inflatable rat (“Scabby”) and banners by a labor union, at the entrance of a neutral site, constituted an unfair … Continue reading

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Checking In On The PRO Act

As we previously reported, the Protecting the Right to Organize (“PRO”) Act is pending before Congress.  With the Pro Act, House and Senate Democrats seek to amend the National Labor Relations Act.  Some of the most significant provisions in the … Continue reading

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President Biden Issues Executive Order Encouraging Federal Rule Makers to Limit or Ban Non-Competes

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed the sweeping Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy, which outlined over 70 wide-ranging initiatives aimed at promoting competition and workers’ interests. One of these initiatives “encouraged” the Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading

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