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Two NLRB Surprises: T.A.’s Can Unionize and Back Pay Is More Expensive

  • Aug 25, 2016
  • NLRB
  • Grant T. Collins and Dennis J. Merley

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has just ruled that graduate and undergraduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act and therefore can join or ...


Some Helpful Reminders About the Impending Overtime Changes

The increase in the minimum salary for overtime exemption ($913.00 per week) is fast approaching and a number of employers still haven’t fully grasped all the nuances of the impending change. Fortunately, the Department of Labor (DOL) continues ...

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Counting FMLA is Different When Employee Works Overtime

  • Aug 8, 2016
  • FMLA
  • Dennis J. Merley

Calculating and counting down an employee’s 12 weeks of Family and Medial Leave (FMLA) is usually a pretty clear-cut matter.  However, the math can get much more complicated when the employee works regular overtime and has to miss some of those extra shifts due to intermittent ...

California, United States, - July 13, 2016: Pokémon Go is a free-to-play location based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company as part of the Pokémon franchise.

Should Employers Say No to Pokémon Go?

Take a walk soon and see everyone staring intently into their cell phones.  Are they looking for directions, reading e-mails or watching Netflix?  Probably not – chances are they are playing Pokémon Go. Nintendo’s Pokémon Go is a ...


No Union? No Matter – Labor Board is After You

  • Jul 21, 2016
  • NLRB
  • Jessica M. Marsh

Even if your employees are not unionized, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is a major concern. In fact, now more than ever, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), is targeting non-union employers for violating the law’s protections. Union and non-union ...