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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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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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NLRB Again Shows No Concern For Employee Privacy In New Ruling

Following its recent rejection of 50-year-old precedent, the NLRB today announced that it reversed 34-year old precedent and eliminated the categorical exemption of employee Witness Statements from being provided to a Union in disciplinary cases.  The decision, American Baptist Homes of … Continue reading

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NLRB Continues to Rewrite the Law Through Decisions – Overrules 50-Year Precedent

Most of my readers may manage Non-Union facilities and not have a great deal of interest in the details of today’s NLRB decision allowing “Checkoff” to survive the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.  Yould should be interested.  Employer should note … Continue reading

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What Should I Think About TV Coverage This Week and the New Congressional Report On the NLRB

A number of people asked me about Fox News and other discussions this week about an “out of control” NLRB. I have linked to a Fox story yesterday on a new Congressional Report that calls the NLRB a “rogue” agency. … Continue reading

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