Unions

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The newly appointed Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Sung Ohr, rescinded 10 General Counsel Memoranda issued by his predecessor that provided guidance on issues including: standards for review of employer handbook policies, handling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

Employers may be interested in requiring or incentivizing their workforces to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to help curb the potential spread of the virus in the workplace.  Before undertaking such a program, employers should stop and think about the legal considerations that will influence how such programs are structured.

There may be exceptions