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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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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A Recent Supreme Court Decision Impacts Union Organizing for Agricultural Workers in California

In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of two fruit growers who challenged a California state regulation which granted union organizers limited access to agricultural employers’ properties for the purpose of promoting union efforts. The Court’s … Continue reading

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Union Elections by Mail — Mail-Ballot Solicitation

In a very recent case, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) confronted the issue of whether a party engages in objectionable conduct if, during a union election campaign, it engages in mail-ballot solicitation. The case is of interest to employers … Continue reading

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Protected Activity or Disloyalty

In a recent case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Division of Advice addressed the question of whether a grocery store employee posting, on his personal Facebook and Instagram accounts, constituted protected activity for which  the employee could not be … Continue reading

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Affinity Groups and Labor Laws

Employers should be aware that depending on the circumstances, Employee Resource Groups or diversity, equity, and inclusion groups may be considered labor organizations under the NLRA. Further, employers should avoid the appearance of interfering, dominating, or unlawfully supporting such organizations. To … Continue reading

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Inherently Concerted Activities

On March 31, 2021, Peter Sung Ohr, Acting General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) issued a Memorandum (GC 21-03) to all NLRB Regional Offices outlining his perspective regarding the prosecution of charges involving whether … Continue reading

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The PRO Act’s Potential Effect on Employers

On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. With the PRO Act, House and Senate Democrats seek to amend the National Labor Relations Act. Here, we outline a few key … Continue reading

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Employer Rules Prohibiting Illegal Strikes, Slowdowns and Walkouts

On July 30, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (Board), issued a decision on the legality of an employer rule that prohibited employees from engaging in “illegal” strikes. The Board decision on this issue is of significant importance for employers. … Continue reading

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Employees’ Duty of Loyalty

In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) dealt with the issue of the employer’s right to require loyalty from its employees. The Board’s decision on this issue is of significant importance to employers. Click here to continue … Continue reading

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