Posts Tagged ‘NLRB’

NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize

Following on the heels of last year’s expansive Browning-Ferris decision that redefined the joint-employer standard, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has now issued a decision that multiplies the problem for employers with temporary/contingent workers. In Miller & Anderson, Inc., the NLRB overturned long-established precedent to hold that temporary workers supplied by a staffing agency […]

20 Jul 16 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - 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 - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization

A split National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently held that employees can use employer email systems during non-working times to communicate about wages, working conditions and other protected concerted activity, including union organizing. The decision applies only if an employer has granted the employees access to email for their jobs. (Purple Communications, 361 NLRB No. […]

16 Dec 14 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Executive Survey Reflects Concern Over Agency Enforcement

Employers said they worry about how continuing enforcement efforts and reforms from federal agencies will affect the workplace, according to a July 2014 report from Littler Mendelson. In the law firm’s third annual Executive Employer Survey, more than 56 percent of surveyed employers cited concern with rulemaking and enhanced enforcement from various federal agencies, including […]

25 Jul 14 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NLRB Appointments

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously concluded that President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were invalid. The case is National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. In order for the NLRB to issue valid decisions, it must have a legally authorized “quorum” – a minimum number of members that must […]

26 Jun 14 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »