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NLRB Launches New Focus on Employee Handbook Provisions

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has taken an aggressive “bigfoot” approach against many commonly utilized employee handbook policies.  The NLRB’s justification for filing complaints against employers was that overbroad language in employee handbooks purportedly violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). 

Papa John’s Franchisee to Pay $2M to New York Delivery Workers

New York – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced yesterday that his office has obtained a judgment for over $2 million against a Papa John's franchisee for underpaying hundreds of delivery workers at five Harlem restaurants.

Federal Court Invalidates "Quickie" Union Election Rule, For Now

On May 14, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia set aside a controversial final rule of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") that was designed to make it easier and faster for unions to hold organizing elections.

DC Court Enjoins Enforcement of NLRB Notice Posting Rule

On April 17, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an injunction preventing the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") from enforcing its employee notice posting rule, which had been scheduled to become enforceable on April 30, 2012

Federal Judge Rejects Request for Stay in Implementation of Union Rights Posting Requirement

A federal judge has ruled that implementation of a rule, requiring most private sector employers to post notice of employee union rights, will not be stayed pending an appeal of the court ruling allowing it to proceed.

NLRB Delays Requiring Employers to Post Rights to Unionize

Franchisees and other employers get a short extension of time before they have to comply with the controversial new rule.

Think Card Check Is Dead? Think Again.

When Congress finally completed its Lame Duck Session in 2010, pro-business government relations professionals breathed a sigh of relief – the “Employee Free Choice Act” – better known as “Card Check” was dead. Again.

Hawaii Legislature Passes Card Check over Governor’s Veto

In a special session called to override Governor Linda Lingle’s vetoes of numerous bills, the Hawaii state legislature passed Card Check, the top priority for unions in the state as elsewhere in the nation.

Solis Hopes to 'Level the Playing Field' for Unions

After a lifetime in politics, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis has honed the fine art of dodging controversial questions, but here's one issue where she doesn't pull her punches: the 9.4 percent unemployment rate.

Union Hits Deaf Ears at McDonalds

Union activists targeted 60 McDonald's restaurants after the corporation drew attention to itself.