Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act says employers can't prohibit employees from talking about unions, working conditions, or pay. Section 8 prevents employers from punishing employees for these activities. Employees of Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille in Watertown, Connecticut, took to Facebook to complain that Triple Play's......
To the likely dislike of companies who aren’t careful about their social media policies, NLRB holds Facebook “liking” can be “concerted protected activity”. I’ve written a few pieces about the National Labor Relations (NLRB) and social media. Show More Summary
By Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a Twin Cities Jimmy John’s franchisee violated the union organizing rights of six employees by firing them for publicly protesting the company’s lack of sick leave.
By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner What is the purpose of the National Labor Relations Board? Is the federal agency meant to be neutral arbiter of labor laws?
The National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions has released its August e-note, which lists several relevant labor issues. Included are an interesting issue related to teh classification of charter schools. In Hyde...
JD Supra As we have previously reported, on July 29, Richard Griffin, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, announced his intention to charge McDonald's USA, LLC, as a "joint employer" with its franchisees in a series of unfair labor practice charges arising from employee protests.
By Michael Giardina, Employee Benefit News Recent National Labor Relations Board rulings involving renowned jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. and a Verizon subsidiary point to a new challenge to employer policies meant to protect confidential and proprietary company information.
Mondaq.com On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") v. Noel Canning.
In this Cato podcast (7:01), I talk with Caleb Brown about the National Labor Relations Board’s groundbreaking attempt last week to tag McDonald’s with liability for labor violations found at its independently owned local operators.Show More Summary
Back in March, the movement to reform college athletics picked up steam when Peter Ohr, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, ruled that football players at Northwestern University were employees, giving them the...Show More Summary
By Tim Devaney, The Hill GOP lawmakers are planning to attack the National Labor Relations Board if they take back the Senate this fall.
By Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View The Official Blog Spouse was on Melissa Harris-Perry's show this weekend to talk about a variety of topics, including the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board that McDonald's Corp. is a joint employer with its franchise owners, and it can therefore be jointly charged in labor disputes.
JD Supra The National Labor Relations Board (the "Board" or NLRB) recently issued a pair of decisions applying its Specialty Healthcare test to determine if petitioned-for units in two large department stores were appropriate for bargaining purposes. Show More Summary
By Megan McArdle, Chicago Tribune The most surprising bit of news this week was a ruling out from the National Labor Relations Board, saying that McDonald's Corp. functions as a joint employer with its franchisees and can therefore be held liable for their employment decisions.
Fort Mills Times A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling adds to mounting labor issues for the restaurant industry but is unlikely to deter the continued shift toward franchising in the US restaurant industry, according to Fitch Ratings. We believe the development will not have a direct impact on the credit quality of franchisors.
Bloomberg BNA A California grocery chain committed an unfair labor practice when it instructed workers to keep employee information “secure” and to use it fairly, lawfully, and only for its intended purpose, the National Labor Relations Board 2-1 held July 31.
The most surprising bit of news this week was a ruling out from the National Labor Relations Board, saying that McDonald's Corp. functions as a joint employer with its franchisees and can therefore be held liable for their employment decisions. The immediate effect is to join McDonald's to a...
By Benjamin Goad, The Hill The National Labor Relations Board said Monday that it had ratified a host of administrative, personnel and procurement actions initially taken when the board was unconstitutionally constructed.
By James Sherk, National Review Online Would you like to own a small business someday? If so, sorry — the Service Employees International Union would rather you didn’t. SEIU has convinced the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to eviscerate the franchising model that many small-business owners rely on.
The National Law Review The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel’s Division of Advice has determined a union violated theNational Labor Relations Act by failing to provide to an employee a sufficient “Beck” notice and adequate...Show More Summary