Tag Archives: concerted protected activity

Response to Another NLRB Social Media Question.

As is often the case, we received hordes of fact-specific questions about what policies are being challenged by the NLRB, and what language has been approved regarding professional behavior, use of social media, courtesy and privacy.  I am tempted to … 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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Predictions About the NLRB

The Workforce Fairness Institute just published an interesting analysis of likely actions by the NLRB in 2013 – NLRB Targets Secret Ballot and Employee Private Information.  The authors feel pretty strongly about the material and make little pretense of neutrality, … Continue reading

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Wash Your $!&# Hands! Employers and the Flu

The CDC reports that the current flu season will be the worst one in recent years. On January 9, news outlets carried stories about the City of Boston declaring a state of public health emergency and of Chicago hospitals having … Continue reading

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The Care and Feeding Of Counsel

My Las Vegas partner, Mark Ricciardi, recently posted the Fourth Part of his Blog on “Ten Reasons to Find a New Labor Employment Attorney.” I respect Mark’s opinions because he maintains some of our most enthusiastic clients. Over the next … Continue reading

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