NLRB

On April 21, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board” or “NLRB”) voted to keep in place its long standing rule limiting when workers can try to remove an existing union from the workplace or bring in another – the so-called “contract bar” doctrine.

In June of last year, the Board invited public comment on

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) recently held that Tesla Inc. and CEO Elon Musk violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by infringing on employees’ protected rights through a tweet, and through an overly-broad confidentiality agreement employees were required to sign.

Musk’s tweet, posted on May 20, 2018 read:

“Nothing stopping Tesla

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have exempted graduate students from the definition of “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Under the rule proposed in 2019, discussed in more detail here, the NLRB would have declared the relationship of graduate students with their

On February 4, 2021, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) reintroduced federal legislation designed to significantly expand the rights of workers to unionize and enhance protections to employees whose efforts to do so are impeded by employers, or who are retaliated against for engaging in protected activity. The bill, known as

Meredith Dante and Steve Suflas discuss developments at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the early days of the Biden administration and the challenges employers, even ones without unions, will face with the return to a more activist NLRB.  The podcast will discuss the likely return to Obama-era rules and guidance, particularly in the

The newly appointed Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Sung Ohr, rescinded 10 General Counsel Memoranda issued by his predecessor that provided guidance on issues including: standards for review of employer handbook policies, handling of charges involving allegations that unions have breached the duty of fair representation, deferral of unfair labor

Ballard Spahr Labor attorneys Meredith Dante, Steve Suflas, and Chris Kelly discuss what a Biden-Harris administration means for employers in the area of labor and employment law. The team discusses what they expect to see from a new administration regarding: potential changes to the National Labor Relations Act; the priorities of a new National Labor