Category Archive: NLRB

Nov 11

Joint / Related / Common Employers: Are You at Risk – Lexology

Joint / Related / Common Employers: Are You at Risk Dickinson Wright PLLC Canada, USA November 4 2016 In recent years, a number of cases have emerged in both Canada and the United States discussing new implications for companies deemed to be joint and related employers. Cases both from the United States and across Canada …

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Aug 30

NLRB Continues to Make Non-Union Employers Nervous

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board issued two more significant decisions reminding employers – unionized and non-unionized alike – that they may indirectly be subject to the National Labor Relations Act in ways previously unrealized. They did so by making it more difficult for employers using contracted staff or buying the assets of unionized …

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Aug 30

Seventh and Ninth Circuits Find That Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Violate National Labor Relations Act, Creating Circuit Split

On August 22, 2016, the Ninth Circuit followed the Seventh Circuit’s lead to hold that an arbitration agreement with employees that included a waiver of the right to bring claims through a collective, representative, or class action violated employees’ right to engage in collective activity under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and was therefore …

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Aug 25

NLRB Declares Student Assistants Can Unionize – Lexology

The National Labor Relations Board today opened the door for further unionization efforts at institutions of higher education by finding that student assistants are employees and therefore eligible for union organizing. Its decision in Columbia University permits the expansion of the nationwide efforts over the last several years to organize contingent faculty. The issue of …

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Aug 22

Saying “You’re Fired” Could Bring Labor Pains – Lexology

Further Advice On Hiring Permanent Strike Replacements An Ohio employer recently learned the hard way that employers need to be cautious when it comes to communicating with striking employees about permanent replacements. By mistakenly telling them that their employment had been “terminated,” the employer has been ordered to pay out a large sum of money …

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