Posting Requirements

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    In January, the D.C. Circuit ruled that three of President Barack Obama's "recess appointments" to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were unconstitutional. On May 16, the 3rd Circuit invalidated one of President Obama's recess appointments in NLRB v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation. The 3rd Circuit's decision follows an appeal by...
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    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a federal agency that enforces the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which is the law that permits employees to unionize and engage in other collective action with coworkers. The NLRB has been in the headlines a lot recently. This article provides a brief overview of some of the hot-button issues...
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    Must you tell employees that they have the right to join a union? In 2010, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said yes by issuing a rule that required private employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to post a notice advising employees of their right to unionize. The rule prompted an uproar from the business community,...
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    When Barack Obama was elected president, it was widely thought that his administration would be the most "labor-friendly" in decades. That is probably the case, but recent actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)—likely without consultation with the White House—have led to a radical diminution of the Board's authority...
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    Employers sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) often face more challenging demands for discovery and settlement agreements than companies facing lawsuits filed by individual employees. Let's look at what you can expect if the EEOC comes knocking at your door. How an EEOC investigation works Employers are often all too...
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    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently struck down a federal rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing employees of their right to form a union. The court held that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from compelling businesses to speak....
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    Continuing what has been a recent trend, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued another decision against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On May 7, the court determined the Board's proposed rule mandating that employers display posters explaining employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (...
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    Ever since the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) attempt a few years ago to prosecute Boeing for opening a nonunion plant in South Carolina to build airplanes it also built in its unionized Washington state plant, the Board has become an object of scorn in Congress and the courts. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...
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    As you may recall, in 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a final rule requiring employers to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including the right to organize and form a union, bargain collectively through a union representative, and engage in concerted activity...
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    The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) recently issued Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations became effective on March 8. Although the new regulations don't radically change the landscape of the FMLA, they do contain some significant modifications. What do you need to know to ensure that your policies and practices are still in compliance...
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