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2nd Cir. Adopts NLRB Standard for Bargaining Units

The Second Circuit has adopted the National Labor Relations Board's organizational standards for proposed unions. In applying a two-part test, the court joined other federal jurisdictions to evaluate whether proposed collective bargaining units consist of employees who share a "community of interests" and do not "arbitrarily exclude other employees." The......

Bridgewater Settlement with Labor Board on Worker Rights Stays Secret

The National Labor Relations Board had accused the firm, world’s largest hedge fund, of “restraining and coercing” employees from exercising their rights.

NLRA Doesn't Preempt Local 'Right to Work' Laws, 6th Says

The National Labor Relations Act, in order to create a nationally uniform corpus of labor law, generally preempts labor regulation on the state and local level. There are exceptions, however, including the ability for states to adopt "right to work" laws. But does that state exemption extend down to......

Trump Poised to Reshape Labor Board, Lawyers Say

The election of Donald Trump is likely to mean big changes for the National Labor Relations Board, potentially rolling back the Obama administration's agenda of expanding employee and union rights, according to employment litigators...

Trump Hotel Las Vegas Workers Win Major Victory After NLRB Ruling

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released the following statement in response to a National Labor Relations Board decision ordering Donald Trump to recognize and bargain with Trump International Hotel Las Vegas workers.

Trump is breaking the law by refusing to bargain with his Las Vegas workers' union, labor board says

It’s time for Donald Trump and his company to sit down and bargain with workers at the Trump International Las Vegas Hotel, the National Labor Relations Board has ordered. The workers unionized late last year, but Trump’s company has fought that and refused to negotiate a first contract. Show More Summary

Donald Trump, Friend Of The Working Class, Bravely Violates Federal Labor Laws

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Trump has been illegally refusing to recognize or bargain with the newly formed union at his Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas

Trump violating federal labor law by refusing to negotiate with union

Trump is facing charges that he is violating the federal labor rights of his employees. The National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday night that Trump has been illegally refusing to bargain with the 500-odd employees at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. They officially unionized earlier this year. “We find that the Respondent’s conduct [...]

Prime Healthcare ordered to pay $6.5 million in back wages

In a ruling last week, the National Labor Relations Board ordered Prime Healthcare Services, the owner of several Southern California hospitals, to pay back wages to laboratory technicians, clerks and pharmacists, among other employees. The chain owes $6.5 million to 500 workers at Encino Hospital...

Indian tribes may be sovereign, but their casinos remain subject to NLRB scrutiny

A California-based tribe’s recent loss at the National Labor Relations Board could reignite interest in controversial legislation affecting Indian casinos and union workers nationwide. As part of a ruling that … Click to Continue »

A Critical Eye on Wall Street’s Secrets

The National Labor Relations Board has challenged some parts of the employee contracts at the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, including the confidentiality agreement.

NLRB Ruling Frees College Athlete Twitter, Opens New Avenue To End Amateurism

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

For today, a recent memo sent out by the National Labor Relations Board means Twitter users will be treated to the unfiltered thoughts of private school college athletes; for the future, it means those athletes might actually get their just due. Read more...

U.S. labor board calls Northwestern athletes 'employees' in memo on 'unlawful' social media restrictions

A 15-word footnote by an associate general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board has added to the long-running debate over whether college football players are employees. The six-page advice memorandum issued last month called restrictions Northwestern placed on how football players used...

College coaches shouldn’t be able to control players’ social media, says federal agency

The ruling applies to Northwestern and 16 other FBS private schools. A new ruling handed down Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board has declared that it is “unlawful” for Northwestern football players to be governed by rulesShow More Summary

NLRB gives Northwestern football players right to tweet

In another step toward redefining the amateur status of college athletes, Northwestern has agreed to drop social media restrictions placed on football players after the National Labor Relations Board decided … Click to Continue »

The NLRB in the Partisan Era

I have a new piece up at Democracy Journal about the National Labor Relations Board in the partisan era. Roosevelt’s advisers intended for the NLRB to be a non-partisan agency; it drew most of its early appointees from government workers. Representing business, labor, and the public equally was in fact a prime goal of many […]

Supreme Court Preview: Hundreds of NLRB Complaints Are At Risk

An unusual statutory restraint on the appointment process for the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is at the heart of a significant case about to be...

Morning Docket: 09.30.16

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

According to a labor relations suit filed in 2012, Donald Trump allegedly wanted to fire female employees of Trump National Golf Club in California, who he didn't think were pretty enough. The suit was settled without any admission of wrongdoing. Show More Summary

Trump Allegedly Wanted to Fire Female Golf Course Employees Who 'Weren't Pretty Enough'

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

According to a damning new report by the Los Angeles Times based on documents from a 2012 labor relations lawsuit and a separate retaliation claim, employees at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes spoke of a “toxic” work culture in which woman employees were either fired or pressured to quit if managers, or Trump himself, questioned their attractiveness. Read more...

The National Labor Relations Board Says Charter School Teachers Are Private Employees

DGLimages/Shutterstock T he National Labor Relations Board issued a pair of decisions in late August, which ruled that teachers at charter schools are private employees, therefore falling under the NLRB’s jurisdiction. The cases centered...Show More Summary

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