Category Archives: concerted protected activity

Non Union Employers Continue to Get Busted by the NLRB for Seemingly Reasonable Policies

  Thanks to my partner and friend Steve Bernstein for much of the content for this post. The bulk of the NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Charges I’m seeing against Employee Handbooks and employer rules are against non-union employers.  The Board … Continue reading

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Union Calls For May 15 Fast Food Workers Strike In 26 Countries

Fast food workers are difficult targets for union organizing efforts, but it’s simply too large a market for unions to ignore.  Moreover, the fast food industry is an easy target for demands for a “living wage” and attacks on the use … Continue reading

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Will OSHA’s New Interpretation Improve Safety?

Non-employees accompanying OSHA on an inspection of a non-union work site? This Post is going to stir up some discussion. Many employers have learned that third parties can use safety issues to bring pressure on employers by harming the company’s … Continue reading

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More Safety-Driven Attacks on Retailers

Read the press on allegations that contractors for a major retailer locked employees in during cleaning and committed other safety violations.  I have no idea as to the validity of the claims against the contractors.  I do know that Target is a … Continue reading

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Worst Case Scenario – National Claims and a Painful Ergonomic Settlement

This is a sobering Blog.  There are legitimate workplace safety concerns involving ergonomic issues in many industries, but how would you like to be on the receiving end of the attacks described below?  Let’ discuss the most recent development in … Continue reading

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D.C. Court of Appeals Rules NLRB Recess Appointments Were Unconstitutional

Wow. The Administration will appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, but if the Court upholds the Appeals Court, hundreds of NLRB decisions, some of them quite controversial, will be thrown out. I hope that we do not now hear a … Continue reading

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