This Pro-Employee Decision Will Make Employers Happy

The term “Right-to-Work” is really just a shorthand term for “Right to work and be left alone by the labor union.” A number of state legislatures recently have passed “Right-to-Work” laws making it unlawful for unions ...

Judge Strikes Down DOL Persuader Rule Revisions

  • Nov 18, 2016
  • Labor Law
  • John C. Hauge and Grant T. Collins

A United States District Court Judge in Texas has now issued a decision permanently blocking the Department of Labor’s (DOL) revised “persuader rule” under the Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). As we previously reported, the DOL’s revisions ...

Treating Employees as Contractors May Violate NLRA

A new Advice Memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) tells us that misclassifying employees as independent contractors may be treated as an unfair labor practice under the National Labor Relations Act. Although this ...

New Persuader Rule Hampers Employers

On March 24th, the U.S. Department of Labor published its controversial amendment to the so-called “persuader” rule.   The DOL’s final version of revisions to the rule will be effective starting July 1, 2016, and purports ...

Employee’s Racist Post Means His Job is Toast

A Mankato man accused of sending racist messages to a Black Lives Matter Facebook page recently lost his job after his employer investigated the employee’s comments. As reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, employee Brad ...

Labor Board Clicks “Pause” on No-Recording Policy

Like many companies, Whole Foods Markets had a policy banning employees from taking photos, videos, or other recordings in the workplace. However, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) clicked the “pause” button, striking down ...