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Tag Archives: National Labor Relations Board

NLRB approves personal use of company email

(AP) In a victory for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that employees can use their company email accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time. Once an employer gives ...

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Court ruling comes as Obama’s use of power tested

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Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from frustrated partisans. Then, in a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court ruled that at least in one case Obama had gone too far.

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NLRB memo could signal litigation priorities

Labor and employment attorneys are taking special notice of a recent memorandum issued by the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board that requires regional officers to seek guidance from the board’s Division of Advice before proceeding on a broad array of matters.

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NLRB: Northwestern U. football players can unionize

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In a stunning ruling that could revolutionize a college sports industry worth billions of dollars and have dramatic repercussion at schools coast to coast, a federal agency said Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation's first union of college athletes.

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In-House Interrogatory

The billable hour is not dead. At least according to a panel of corporate counsels in Missouri. A group of general counsels discussed their jobs and challenges in the legal industry at a Missouri Lawyers Weekly event in St. Louis. ...

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NLRB picks pledge fairness, despite union history

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s latest nominees for the National Labor Relations Board are seeking to assure senators they can be fair and impartial in referring business-labor disputes, despite backgrounds that include advocating for unions. Nancy Schiffer and Kdent Hirozawa ...

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Editorial: A green light for Perez

With members of the U.S. Senate reaching a compromise to allow confirmation votes for presidential appointees, thereby avoiding the much-discussed nuclear option of eliminating a 60-vote threshold for some decisions, Tom Perez will become the country’s next secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

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