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Mar 24 2016
Labor Relations  

ALERT: DOL persuader rule expands requirements to report help from labor consultants

A revised regulation from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will require employers to file electronic reports detailing all activities in which they use a consultant to persuade employees regarding their rights to organize and bargain collectively.

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Dec 08 2015
Labor Relations  

NLRB says staffing agency employees can bargain with client employer

In a ground-breaking decision, the National Labor Relations Board expanded its definition of a “joint employer” and ruled that temporary staffing agency workers had the right to form a union and bargain not only with their agency employer but also with their on-site client employer.

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Nov 24 2015
Labor Relations  

Employee posting of disciplinary warning protected

An employer acted illegally when it ordered a worker to remove from his cubicle a copy of a disciplinary warning that he had received, ruled the National Labor Relations Board.

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Oct 15 2015
Harassment & DiscriminationLabor RelationsLeave LawsSafety and HealthWage and Hour  

California Employers: More 2015 bills signed

Governor Jerry Brown has signed more bills from the 2015 California legislative session that affect employers, some of which are extremely significant.

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Sep 21 2015
Q&ALabor Relations

What rights extend to personal vehicles on company property?

Can I require an employee, who parks on company property while at work, to remove a large Confederate flag flying in his truck?

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Aug 06 2015
Labor RelationsTermination & Resignation  

Employee fired for “gossiping” about potential firing wins case against employer

Termination of an employee for telling coworkers about a job posting she believed was for an existing job with their Oregon employer was illegal, ruled the National Labor Relations Board. 

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Jan 27 2015
Q&ALabor Relations  

Can we require employees to keep quiet about their wages?

Q: We’re worried that morale could be hurt by employees comparing their salary or wages with one another. Can we prohibit our employees from discussing their wages?

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Dec 12 2014
Labor Relations  

Alert: Employees may use company email for protected communications

The National Labor Relations Board decided yesterday that if an employer gives employees access to its email system in the course of their work, those employees are entitled to use their email to band together to discuss their wages, hours, and working conditions during non-working time.

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Sep 10 2014
Labor Relations  

Executive Order requires scrutiny of labor law violations

The President recently issued an executive order to require certain federal contractors to disclose labor law violations, provide paycheck notices to employees, and refrain from requiring nonunion employees to sign certain pre-dispute arbitration clauses.

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Jun 20 2014
Labor RelationsWage and Hour  

Employee’s outburst protected despite threats and profanity

A car dealership terminated a car salesman who, during an outburst, hurled expletives and insults toward the owner of the dealership, but the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the salesman was engaging in protected “concerted activity.”

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