The U.S. Supreme Court just began its new term. A lot of what they do will have a big impact on HR.
For the first time since 2003, all of the members of the the National Labor Relations Board have actually been confirmed by the Senate. So what’s that going to mean for employers?
After much speculation, the Employee Free Choice Act of 2009 (EFCA) was introduced in both houses of Congress on March 10.
Senator Arlen Specter, Republican from labor-friendly PA, announced that he will not support the Employee Free Choice Act. Just as importantly, Specter said he will not support a motion to cut off debate — a key legislative step for passage of the act. Specter had been counted upon as one of the 60 votes supporting […]
Last week, we carried a story about a company that was forced to pay $30,000 for the alleged harassment of a female field worker. Here’s a similar tale — but the numbers are considerably larger.
A federal appeals court upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s determination that an employer violated the union rights of its workers. Mondelez Global LLC has a baked goods production plant in New Jersey. Most of its production workers are represented by a chapter of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. Things go […]
We’re glad to see pro football back. It seemed like the NFL’s labor lockout went on far too long. One reason for that: the disagreement about workers’ compensation benefits for players.
As expected, the National Labor Relations Board’s proposal to streamline the union voting process drew both sharp criticism and strong support in a recent hearing before the House Education and Workforce Committee.
In another sign of the times, a major brewery has been forced to cut back on one of its best-loved employment perks.
A donning and doffing issue confounds this company where workers initially agree to not be paid for getting changed or walking to their workstations. Then they complain their agreement violates the FLSA and sue. Who wins? Read the dramatized version of this real-life case and see if you can determine the outcome.
With a good portion of the country digging out from recent staggering snowfalls, it seems like a good time to review what rights and responsibilities employers have to employees who miss work because of inclement weather.
Here’s a case that shows how potentially dangerous the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) agenda really is. Besides making it easier for unions to organize, it’s issuing rulings that contradict the guidance put forth by other federal agencies.
Apparently, even multimillionaires need to be forced to set money aside for retirement.
Good news: The feds just gave employers more leeway to make changes to their health plans and maintain their plans’ grandfathered status.
Yes, the Employee Free Choice Act has hit a rocky road in Congress. So pro-labor groups have another proposal ready: the Arbitration Fairness Act.
Got questions about your grandfathered health plan for next year?
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