Category Archives: National Labor Relations Board

2016 or 1984?

by Stefanie M. Renaud Imagine a piece of technology, so small it could be mistaken for a credit card, that tracks every movement an employee makes, analyzes every conversation that employee has, and could tell an employer when that employee was … Continue reading

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Registration Still Open for Skoler Abbott’s Labor and Employment Law Symposium

The DOL’s new overtime regulations go into effect December 1, 2016.  To help employers prepare for these significant changes, the attorneys at Skoler, Abbott & Presser are holding a symposium to address strategies and best practices for handling the new … Continue reading

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Court Overrules NLRB and Holds That Labor Arbitration Decisions Are Entitled to Deference

by Ralph F. Abbott, Jr. For over 30 years, employers have been able to rely upon an arbitrator’s decision as final and binding under a doctrine known as the deferral doctrine.  That doctrine was threatened by a recent decision of … Continue reading

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Using Temps Just Got More Complicated

by Timothy F. Murphy On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) ruled – in a case referred to as Miller & Anderson – that unions can petition to represent solely employed employees and jointly employed workers in the … Continue reading

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What to Wear?

by Timothy F. Murphy The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruled that a Massachusetts Honda dealership broke the law when it maintained a handbook policy stating that “[e]mployees who have contact with the public may not wear pins, insignias, or … Continue reading

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NLRB Restricts Employers’ Right to Permanently Replace Economic Strikers

by Timothy F. Murphy Congress passed and has amended the National Labor Relations Act to bolster our economy by promoting collective bargaining as a way to reduce labor disputes. With  peaceful resolution of labor disputes the goal, Congress recognized that … Continue reading

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“Like” It or Not: Employee Can’t Be Terminated for Facebook Activity

by John S. Gannon We previously wrote about a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) where the Board ruled that two employees who complained about their employer on Facebook were wrongfully terminated.  Here’s a short recap of the … Continue reading

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Can Employers Prohibit Recording Workplace Conversations?

by Stefanie Renaud Imagine this scenario: you call an employee into your office to be disciplined.  Unbeknownst to you, the employee records the conversation on her cell phone. Later, you overhear the employee playing the recording back to some co-workers … Continue reading

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2015: A Good Year for Organized Labor

by Timothy F. Murphy While Organized Labor remains beset by many serious challenges, including stagnant membership, it can look back on 2015 as a successful year in which three of its long-term goals came to fruition. It also made real … Continue reading

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NLRB Finds Hospital Rule on Off-Duty Access Lawful BUT Applied in Discriminatory Manner

Ralph F. Abbott. Jr. In a good-news/bad-news scenario, the NLRB recently held a hospital’s off-duty access rule to be lawful, but went on to hold that the hospital had discriminatorily and unlawfully applied the rule in curtailing off-duty employees from … Continue reading

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