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Labor Law (Private Sector)

2024 Legislative Update, Part Two: New Workplace Violence and Labor Code Enforcement Laws

February 1, 2024 by

  Workplace Violence Prevention (SB 553) By: Peter McEntee Part 1: As of January 1, 2025, this bill allows collective bargaining representatives to initiate a request for a workplace temporary restraining order on behalf of… Read More

New Rules

NLRB Trims Employer Right to Take Unilateral Action

September 25, 2023 by

In another case overturning a Trump NLRB decision that deviated from established law, the Board has issued a decision eliminating employer reliance on past practices that involve discretion as a defense to unilateral action. The… Read More

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NLRB Restores Broad Test for Determining when Individual Action is “Concerted Activity”

September 18, 2023 by

In one of several decisions released August 31st overturning decisions issued by the Trump NLRB that deviated from established precedent, the Board in Miller Plastic Products returned to the long-established test, “based on the totality… Read More

NLRB Restores Vigorous Standard for Vetting Employer Work Rules

August 14, 2023 by

The NLRB has thrown out another Trump-era, pro-employer rule that departed from a long-established standard. The rule at issue here determines whether ambiguous employer rules on their face unlawfully interfere with employee Section 7 rights…. Read More

NLRB Reverses Trump Board Independent Contractor Standard

July 17, 2023 by

  The Biden NLRB issued an important decision in June restoring an earlier, more worker-friendly test for distinguishing between employees, who are covered by the NLRA, and independent contractors, who are not. In FedEx Home… Read More

NLRB Restores Historic Protections for Workers Engaged in Section 7 Activity

May 25, 2023 by

On May 1, 2023, the NLRB issued a decision that reverses a horrible Trump Board decision from 2020 and restores traditional standards applicable to discipline or discharge of workers who engage in offensive or abusive… Read More

NLRB OK’s Use of Drive Cams – But Not to Spy on Union Activists

May 2, 2023 by

In a recent case, the NLRB decided that an employer’s use of an in-cab surveillance camera to observe a driver while on his lunch break was an unfair labor practice. In Stern Produce Company, an… Read More

NLRB Reinstates Rule Barring Overly Restrictive Severance Agreements

March 10, 2023 by

On February 21, 2023, an NLRB majority overturned a pair of Trump-era rulings that made it easy for employers to use severance agreements to limit the legally protected union rights of former employees. In their… Read More

NLRB Reinstates Specialty Healthcare Making it Easier to Organize Smaller Units

February 6, 2023 by

On December 14, 2022, the NLRB issued an important decision reinstating an Obama-era standard for determining the appropriateness of smaller bargaining units. In American Steel Construction, the Board overturned Trump-era decisions that set a high… Read More

Scabby Lives: NLRB Rejects Attack On The Rat

August 16, 2021 by

Scabby the Rat – a large, fanged, red-eyed rodent balloon – has become a popular tool for Unions to use to publicize labor disputes, in particular at “secondary” sites where pickets are not allowed. The… Read More