by Kevin C. McCormick
On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited persuader rules, which significantly expand certain reporting requirements for employers and their attorneys. Under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA), labor relations consultants hired to influence or persuade employees not to [...]
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by Kevin C. McCormick
by Thomas J. Lloyd III
This election season has already proven to be, in certain respects, more animated than any that has ever come before. An ever-changing political landscape, fueled in large part by social media activism, has brought once-foreign political issues directly into the homes and workplaces of nearly every American. [...]
by Judith E. Kramer
The first Monday in October (October 5) marked the beginning of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term. While during the course of the 2015-2016 term the Court could agree to hear additional cases, these are the labor and employment cases currently on the docket, as well as a [...]
by Jan L. Fox
As you began 2015, you probably made resolutions and promised yourself you would do better in the new year. As 2015 comes to a close, it’s still not too late to improve your professional practice. Here are five things an HR manager can do to bring 2015 to [...]
by Katherine Siuta O’Shea
With the holiday season upon us, nonemployee protesters, whether they’re labor organizers or others, often target retailers in an effort to maximize the reach of their message during the increased seasonal foot traffic. Repeated efforts by nonemployee protesters can be a source of concern for retailers and can have a negative impact [...]
by Burton J. Fishman
In a ruling that could make workplace investigations at unionized facilities all but impossible, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed a 37-year-old precedent that protected employees from retaliation.
Employers may be reeling from what they see as swift and dramatic changes related to employment regulation. In recent months, they’ve found themselves dealing with new rules on union representation elections, an impending expansion of who is eligible for overtime, a more restricted view of the use of independent contractors, as well as an array [...]
by Tony Puckett
Union election petitions and quicker elections have been the immediate effect of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new election rules, which took effect April 14. The new rules were intended to speed up the election process through quicker deadlines and delaying some hearings on certain issues until after [...]
The much ballyhooed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule shortening the process leading up to unionization elections is now in force, leaving employers scrambling to figure out how best to protect their interests. One bit of advice: Focus on supervisor training.
Supervisors are the employer’s eyes and ears among employees, according to Kevin C. McCormick [...]
by Michael J. Westcott
Based on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent attack on employer codes of conduct, employers need to rethink their approach to communicating to employees the kinds of conduct that are prohibited and expected in the workplace.