Archive for the ‘Labor Relations’ Category

High Court Deadlocks on Union Fee Case

In a one sentence ruling, a deadlocked United States Supreme Court upheld a system allowing public employers to require nonunion public workers to pay what are called “fair share” union fees. With the recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, there was no deciding vote to break the 4-4 tie. This highly watched labor case is […]

29 Mar 16 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Company Appeals NLRB Decision on Joint-Employer Standard

Waste services company Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (BFI) has filed a legal challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expansive decision redefining the joint employer standard. Last summer, as previously reported, the NLRB departed from the long-standing joint-employer test it previously used which focused on the extent a company exercised direct control over […]

4 Feb 16 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge of California Teacher Union Fee

Ruling Will Affect All Public Employee Unions The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments about the validity of a fee the California Teachers Association (CTA) charges nonunion members to cover the cost of representing them in contract negotiations. In the case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, 10 California teachers and the Christian Educators Association […]

15 Jan 16 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB Changes the Joint-Employer Standard, Increased Bargaining Power for Temp Workers

In a 3-2 decision involving a California employer, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “refined” the standard it will use for determining joint-employer status. The highly watched decision signifies a departure from the long-standing joint-employer test previously used by the NLRB. This decision may impact businesses that outsource, contract for labor, use temp workers, have […]

28 Aug 15 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB Punts in College Football Unionization Case

HRWatchdog has previously reported on recent efforts made by college football players to unionize. Initially, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that Northwestern University football players who received college scholarships were “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and entitled to try and form a union.  However, the NLRB […]

20 Aug 15 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »