The National Labor Relations Board is looking at the intricacies of back pay and taxes in the next couple months.
The board is asking whether an employer is responsible for paying taxes on back pay owed to employees in a case where the company was found to have violated fair labor practices when it fired employees.
The board asked for briefs in light of a decision it issued Tuesday dealing with a Chicago charter bus company. An administrative law judge found the company, Latino Express, violated fair labor practices. The judge ruled the company illegally fired two employees during a union organizing campaign.
While the board agreed with the judge, it is still considering two questions pertaining to the case and those interested can submit briefs on the matter to the board before October 1. Briefs can be uploaded here. The case number is 13-CA-046528.