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Labor Law (Private Sector)

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Trump NLRB Strikes Again: Employers Unleashed to Unilaterally Discipline Following Union Certification

June 25, 2020 by

In its latest attack on union and employee rights, the Trump National Labor Relations Board has now overruled precedent requiring employers to give notice and an opportunity to bargain before implementing discipline in the period… Read More

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NLRB Finds Board has No Jurisdiction Over Faculty at Religious Schools and Universities

June 16, 2020 by

In an additional blow to union organizing at schools and universities, the Trump NLRB has overturned Obama-era precedent that facilitated collective bargaining rights for faculty members not directly involved in religious education. In Pacific Lutheran… Read More

Trump NLRB Muzzles Union Speech at Work

Trump NLRB Muzzles Union Speech at Work

June 10, 2020 by

In its recent decision in Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, 369 NLRB No. 91 (May 29, 2020), the Trump Board dramatically reduced the right of employees to discuss union organizing campaigns while on work time. The… Read More

Trump NLRB Disenfranchises Voters Who Aren’t Careful

May 14, 2020 by

Employees casting their ballots in an NLRB election have a simple choice: Place an “x” in the YES box, or place an “x” in the NO box. Unfortunately, all too often, a voter places marks… Read More

NLRB Issues New Rule Gutting Historic Blocking-Charge Policy and Inviting Attacks on Voluntary Recognition Bargaining Relationships

April 8, 2020 by

The NLRB has issued a new rule that makes significant changes in the legal landscape for unions pursuing recognition both through the NLRB election process and via voluntary recognition. The new rule effectively guts the… Read More

Trump Labor Board Gives Employers End-of-Year Gifts

February 6, 2020 by

In a series of decisions issued in December, the Trump-appointed majority on the NLRB reversed several important Obama Board decisions favoring unions and workers. In addition to the decision to allow employers to unilaterally cease… Read More

Dues Checkoff Authorizations Once Again Suspended Upon Contract Expiration

December 20, 2019 by

The Trump Board has rolled back one more union gain from the Obama Board. After the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to enforce the NLRB’s old, but unexplained, rule that employers are not required… Read More

Make Your Voice Heard: Ninth Circuit Blasts Local Restriction on Bullhorn Use

December 17, 2019 by

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of a local ordinance that restricted the use of a bullhorn at protests. (Cuviello v. City of Vallejo (Dec. 12, 2019).) In this case, an animal… Read More

COURT REJECTS EMPLOYER ATTACK ON ALRB ACCESS RULE

May 20, 2019 by

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a longstanding California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (“ALRB”) rule that gives unions access to an employer’s property after written notice and at specific times… Read More

Truckers Deemed Employees – as the Independent Contractor Debate in the Trucking Industry Rages On

May 1, 2019 by

A federal district court judge has issued a decision rejecting a trucking association’s attack on the California Supreme Court’s recent decision establishing a new test to distinguish between employees and independent contractors for purposes of… Read More