The National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush election” rules are still in effect. At least for now.
Two very interesting things happened involving the DOL’s overtime rule while you were out of the office over the holidays.
Now that the election’s over, experts are focusing on what legislative changes can be expected under the new president. HR pros will be watching a few big items on Obama’s agenda.
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 […]
We’ve already seen legislation introduced with the sole purpose of getting Obamacare’s controversial “Cadillac tax” tossed. Now an impressive alliance has come together to put pressure on Congress to make sure that repeal actually takes place.
In another sign of the times, a major brewery has been forced to cut back on one of its best-loved employment perks.
Under the National Labor Relations Act, employers cannot interfere with or restrain employees in the exercise of their rights under the statute. At the same time, the law does not prevent employers from expressing opinions, so long as there is “no threat of reprisal or force or promise of benefit.” In this case, a federal […]
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.
One federal agency continues to take the shredder to common, and seemingly harmless, employer policies. And this time, it may have made its most head-scratching move of them all.
Under former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the DOL drastically increased the enforcement of wage and hour laws. Now Thomas Perez is running the agency, and he seems poised to kick things up a notch.
Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem.
The Employee Free Choice Act is one of the President-elect’s top legislative priorities for the upcoming term — and an increased Democratic Congressional majority could make its passage likely. What does it mean for employers, and what should HR do now to prepare?
It’s official: The much-anticipated (and much-feared by many employers) Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) has been introduced to both houses of Congress.
As businesses continue voicing concern about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), Congressional Republicans have introduced a new bill they hope will stop the union-friendly proposal in its tracks.
To save money — and jobs — many companies have resorted to furloughs. Do you think the state of New York should do the same?
The Obama administration’s pro-union beat goes on: The Department of Labor’s planning to implement new, stricter rules for U.S. employers trying to respond to union organizing efforts.
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