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Labor Law (Private Sector)

Get Your Buttons On! NLRB Slaps Down Pac Bell’s Button Ban

June 29, 2015 by

The NLRB has for sixty years upheld the right of union members to wear union buttons on the job.  But that right comes with limitations.  An employer that demonstrates “special circumstances” sufficient to outweigh employees’… Read More

NLRB Ordena la Reincorporación Condicional de Trabajadores Indocumentados

May 11, 2015 by

Cuando un empleador conscientemente emplea individuos que no tienen autorización para trabajar en los Estados Unidos, y los despide en violación de la Ley Nacional de Relaciones Laborales (NLRA por su sigla en inglés), los… Read More

NLRB Orders Conditional Reinstatement of Undocumented Workers


When an employer knowingly hires individuals who are not authorized to work in the U.S., and unlawfully terminates them in violation of the National Labor Relations Act, the employees may be reinstated to their former… Read More

Shop Stewards Have Weingarten Rights, Too.

May 4, 2015 by

Union members have the right to the presence of a union representative at an investigatory interview that the employee reasonably believes may result in discipline: this is the Weingarten right, named after the U.S. Supreme… Read More

Teamsters FedEx

March 22, 2015 by

After a hard-fought campaign in which FedEx Freight spared no resource and took every opportunity to delay and deny the employees their right to organize, a group of 50 drivers at FedEx Freight’s Stockton, California… Read More

NLRB Improves Arbitration Deferral Standard

February 10, 2015 by

The NLRB for many years has placed on hold union and employee unfair labor practice (ULP) charges filed during the term of a collective bargaining agreement, and instead deferred the charge to the parties’ contractual… Read More

2015 Legislative Update

February 2, 2015 by

In this year’s legislative session, as has become a tradition for Governor Brown, a number of labor and employment related statutes were signed (and others vetoed).  Some of these new laws are groundbreaking and provide… Read More

Yard-Man is Dead, Long Live Yard-Man!

January 28, 2015 by

In M&G Polymers v. Tackett a unanimous Supreme Court overturned the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ seminal Yard-Man decision, but a concurring opinion by four justices has widened the door for retirees in other circuits… Read More

NLRB Revises Managerial Employee Exclusion and Religious Institution Exemption in Higher Education

January 7, 2015 by

In the December 16 decision in Pacific Lutheran University, the NLRB extended the reach of the National Labor Relations Act (Act) with respect to higher education faculty under the religious institution exemption and the managerial… Read More

NLRB Recognizes Times Have Changed: Employees May Use Employer’s Email for Union Talk

December 15, 2014 by

The NLRB has ruled that employers may not prohibit employees from using company email systems to engage in union communications during nonworking time.  In Purple Communications Inc., issued December 11, 2014, the Board held that… Read More