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Mar 21 2012
Labor Relations

NLRA poster requirement okay, but enforcement too aggressive, says court

A federal district court recently upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s new rule requiring employers to display a poster informing workers of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

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Feb 01 2012
Labor Relations

NLRB ushers in 2012 with a bang

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Dec 23 2011
Labor Relations

NLRB finalizes quick election procedures

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) pressed ahead by a 2-1 vote with a final rule implementing some of its recently proposed changes to speed up the procedures for union elections.

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Dec 09 2011
Labor Relations

NLRB to implement some aspects of quick election procedures

In a 2-1 vote, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) resolved to draft a final rule that would implement some of the recently proposed changes to procedures for union elections.

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Sep 14 2011
Labor Relations

New NLRA rights poster to be required for most employers

Most private employers will be required to display a poster notifying employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), under a new rule that takes effect on . Among other things, the poster tells employees they have the right to join a union, bargain collectively with their…

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Aug 08 2011
Labor Relations

No NLRA protection for Facebook complaints not directed to coworkers

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Jul 15 2011
Labor Relations

NLRB proposes faster elections, more reporting

The National Labor Relations Board recently issued two significant proposals affecting employers.One proposal would streamline the process for workers to vote whether to have a union represent them. Once a union files a petition to hold an election, employers would have to submit information more quickly and would have fewer…

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May 27 2011
Labor Relations

NLRB scrutinizes discipline for offensive Facebook and Twitter posts

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has put a high priority on processing cases where employees complain that they were disciplined for posting on social media. Under the National Labor Relations Act, most non-management employees have the right to discuss wages, hours and working conditions (protected, concerted activity). When those…

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Nov 22 2010
Labor Relations

NLRB challenges termination after Facebook post

announced that its regional office in Hartford, Connecticut, is challenging the termination of an employee who posted negative comments about her supervisor on her personal Facebook page. The employee worked for American Medical Response and was required to complete an incident report after a customer complaint. This triggered two potential…

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Jul 23 2010
Labor Relations

NLRB will reconsider cases decided by two-member panel

Now that it’s back up to full strength with five members, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is cleaning up the legal mess that resulted when the Supreme Court threw out 27 months of decisions by a two-member panel. For the 96 cases that were on appeal at the time of the…

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