The memo from the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel informing regional offices how to proceed under a recent board decision shifting its bargaining order standard helped clarify the ruling and signals that prosecutors could be aggressive in testing the limits of the case, experts said.
A D.C. Circuit panel didn't tip its hand Thursday in a long and wide-ranging hearing on an Arizona cannabis seller's challenge to a National Labor Relations Board ruling that it stifled a union organizing drive in 2020 by canning its leader, probing the board's ruling and its power to act.
Nearly 30 transportation labor groups have called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to curb the expansion of fully autonomous vehicle operations nationwide, demanding the developers be subject to tougher regulatory scrutiny following a surge in "unpredictable and dangerous operations, near-misses, accidents, injuries and deaths."
Workers' fair duty of representation claim against the Teamsters and breach of contract allegation against United Airlines were properly dismissed, the Ninth Circuit has ruled, saying the workers couldn't prove the union and airline conspired to keep their grievances from moving forward.
MGM Resorts International has become the latest — and largest — Las Vegas Strip employer to reach a deal for a new union contract ahead of a strike deadline, the company and two UNITE HERE affiliates announced early Thursday.
Kaiser Permanente workers voted to ratify a new contract covering 85,000 workers that includes a 21% wage increase over four years and provisions to address staffing shortages, the union announced Thursday.
Just over 30 paralegals, legal assistants and other staff members of Massachusetts-based immigration law firm Curran Berger & Kludt are hoping to finalize a collective bargaining agreement with the firm's management before the end of the year, marking a rare occurrence for paralegals in private practice.
This coming week, Amazon will urge the Second Circuit to reverse a lower court judge's injunction in a National Labor Relations Board lawsuit that ordered the company to stop firing workers for their union activity. Here, Law360 explores this and other major labor and employment cases on the docket in New York.
SAG-AFTRA announced Wednesday evening that it has approved a tentative agreement with major studios, ending the nearly four-month-long strike by Hollywood actors.
A New York federal judge should disqualify the attorney representing workers who alleged the Amazon Labor Union violated federal labor law, the independent union said, claiming the plaintiffs' counsel now represents an ex-union leader who has privileged information.
Two companies that service cruise ships in New Orleans owe a union pension fund $2.8 million after one lost its cargo loading contract with Carnival Cruise Lines, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the businesses share liability due to their joint ownership at the time of the contract termination.
The National Labor Relations Board's new rule for deciding whether linked entities are joint employers has drawn what may be its first challenge from an unlikely foe: the Service Employees International Union, which seeks to strengthen the rule.
National Labor Relations Board prosecutors urged an Illinois federal judge Wednesday to issue a nationwide cease-and-desist order barring Starbucks from firing workers over their union organizing, saying such an order is necessary to prevent the company from unlawfully thwarting the union.
A group of palliative care physicians can vote to join an existing bargaining unit of hospitalists at an Oregon hospital, a National Labor Relations Board regional director determined, rejecting a health care organization's argument that the two groups were employed by different entities.
A Las Vegas hospitality workers union and Caesars Entertainment agreed on the terms of a new five-year contract covering 10,000 workers at nine resorts Wednesday, averting the possibility of a strike and setting the deal on a path toward ratification by union members.
Detroit's Big Three automakers may reexamine their supply-chain networks as they confront new challenges in their transition to electric vehicles in the aftermath of the United Auto Workers' snagging historic wage gains and job protections for its members following a nearly seven-week strike.
Associated Builders and Contractors and the Associated General Contractors of America urged Texas federal courts Tuesday to halt the U.S. Department of Labor's enforcement of a final rule over prevailing wage rates for federal construction projects, arguing the agency is exceeding its power.
Following a vote by Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP partners to dissolve the firm, one of its New York partners who spent nearly four decades at the shuttering shop is set to join Thompson Coburn LLP's labor practice, Thompson Coburn said Tuesday.
A Missouri cannabis dispensary has agreed to pay $145,000 to 10 fired workers and begin hashing out a union contract to end a National Labor Relations Board suit alleging it mounted a scorched-earth anti-union campaign after workers petitioned to join the United Food and Commercial Workers union.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups advocating for employers called for the U.S. Supreme Court to disavow a test for granting injunctions related to National Labor Relations Board cases, supporting Starbucks' appeal of a Sixth Circuit decision upholding an injunction ordering the company to rehire seven fired pro-union workers in Tennessee.
The writers behind Google Help user support pages have opted to unionize, a move coming after the tech giant unsuccessfully tried to convince the National Labor Relations Board that it was not their joint employer.
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's long-delayed draft enforcement guidance on workplace harassment drew nearly 40,000 comments before the deadline for public input closed last week, tackling hot-button issues including gender identity and abortion. Here are five questions that the EEOC will have to deal with as it crafts a final version.
As a Philadelphia labor leader, John Dougherty stole money from his union anytime he could get away with it and in ways both large and small, prosecutors told Pennsylvania federal jurors Monday.
Despite the recent trend away from joint mediation in employment disputes, and the prevailing belief that putting both parties in the same room is only a recipe for lost ground, face-to-face sessions can be valuable tools for moving toward win-win resolutions when planned with certain considerations in mind, says Jonathan Andrews at Signature Resolution.
The National Labor Relations Board's general counsel recently confirmed her plan to limit what she considers coercive and misleading statements by employers during union organizing drives, and provided some guidance for employers that, if recognized and followed, may keep a company out of legal trouble with the NLRB, says Rebecca Leaf at Miles & Stockbridge.
Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs at Troutman Pepper chat with Fulton Bank’s Allison Snyder about how the show “WeCrashed” highlights pitfalls companies should avoid when terminating workers, even when the employment is at will.
Though support for unions is at an unprecedented high, declining union membership levels expose the massive disconnect between what Americans want from unionizing and what they are actually able to achieve, primarily due to the disastrous state of U.S. labor law, say Sharon Block and Benjamin Sachs at Harvard Law School.
Faced with a new NLRB administration and pandemic-fueled employee unrest, employers must deal with the perfect storm for union organizing by keeping policies up-to-date and making sure employees’ voices are heard, says Daniel Johns at Cozen O'Connor.
Following recent high-profile developments in Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act lawsuits and an increase in related legislation proposed by other states, employers should anticipate an uptick in litigation on this issue — and several best practices can help bolster compliance, say Lisa Ackerman and Laura Stutz at Wilson Elser.
Joshua Fox at Proskauer discusses the legal implications of employers establishing a reserved gate system for union picketing — which creates a separate worksite entrance for employers not involved in the dispute — with a focus on rights and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act, and preventing disruptions toward secondary employers.
Major League Baseball's recent investigation into possible collusion between the Mets and Yankees — involving then-free agent Aaron Judge — can teach employers of all types antitrust lessons in a time when competition for top talent is fierce, says Mohamed Barry at Fisher & Phillips.
In light of the recently enacted Protecting American Intellectual Property Act, attorneys at Troutman Pepper chat with Tangibly CEO Tim Londergan about trade secret protection as it relates to the show “Severance,” which involves employees whose minds are surgically divided between their home and work lives.
With employees less likely to join the recent surge of unionizations if management proactively responds to their concerns, companies should cultivate positive relationships with their workers now, lest employees feel they must organize to amplify their voices, say Stacey McClurkin Macklin and Grant Mulkey at Stinson.
Over the last year, federal and state approaches to independent contractor classification have demonstrated an inability to adjust to changes in the economy — save for a 12-factor test proposed in New York City, which would have balanced gig economy prosperity and worker protections, say attorneys at Greenberg Traurig.
With the Illinois' Workers' Rights Amendment recently voted into the state constitution despite challenges in and out of court, employers struggling to understand if the ban on right-to-work statutes applies to the private sector should follow litigation on the amendment for help interpreting its scope and applicability, say attorneys at Neal Gerber.
The National Labor Relations Board’s recent Thryv decision, which added "foreseeable pecuniary harms" to employee remedies for unfair labor practices, should prompt employers to recalibrate risk assessments involved in making significant employment decisions, says Manolis Boulukos at Ice Miller.