The Trend to Adopt Mandatory Employment Arbitration Programs

In recent years, many private sector employers have adopted mandatory arbitration programs for employment disputes, which their employees are required to sign as a condition of employment. Main objectives of those programs are the expeditious resolution of employment disputes and … Continue reading

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The Labor Board Gives Unionized Employers More Flexibility Managing Their Workforce

It is well established that, in general, employers, whose employees are represented by a union, commit unfair labor practices by making any material, substantial and significant change regarding most terms and conditions of employment affecting the unionized employees, without first … 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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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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NLRB’s Email Rule May Be Coming to an End

In its 2014 decision Purple Communications Inc. and Communication Workers of America, the NLRB ruled that employees could generally use employers’ email systems to organize or engage in other concerted activities protected by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations … Continue reading

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Forecasted Changes with a Republican NLRB

With the confirmation of William Emanuel by the Senate on September 25, 2017, the NLRB has a Republican majority. Democrat/union lawyer members had been in the majority for many years. Republican Marvin Kaplan had been confirmed by the Senate on … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Invalidates Class Action Waivers Contained in Employment Arbitration Policies

The Ninth Circuit, currently joined by two other federal courts of appeal, has adopted the longstanding position of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) that class action waivers commonly found in employment arbitration agreements violate the right to engage in … Continue reading

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